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Karak, Jordan
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All reviews worth a visit entrance fee guide book nice view wadi rum surrounding area dead sea to petra kings highway wear comfortable shoes pit stop on site love history interesting history restoration work interesting place bit out of the way torch light
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The castle of Karak is situated on a hill like most of the castles. Here it is very interesting to see that the town settled around the castle ruins so it seems like the old village of the castle transfered into modern time. You can...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Castle of Karak is one of the big spots of Jordan. Beyond the castle itself, it is interesting to walk in the corridors which are under the castle.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Karak castle is easily accessible from the King's Highway. The castle has an entry fee, (covered in Jordan pass), but has a good view from the top. Take note of the castle timings as it tends to close earlier than other attractions (around 4PM-5PM).

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Like many of the ruins in Jordan, Karak offers amazing views. you can see to the Dead Sea and Amman on a clear day. Really it should be called the Karak Ruins. While the structure is still mostly sound, that is really all it is....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

its a very beautiful place to visit for those who love history, to see this ancient solid castle in the middle of karak town, some part of it still under renovation, it has a very beautiful landscaping view

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The castle is visible from far, it is huge and allows a panorama view of the kerak city. The entrance has some nice local hotel that provides arabic food. Entrance fee of JD 2/ head will be charged. It is too hot, so recommend wearing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dilna J
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I am glad to have seen this castle, but it did not impress me as an important tourist stop. There are very few interpretive signs, and not outwardly worthy of hiring a guide. It seems better as a local place for people to gather and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DudesAdrift
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

You don't need much time to enjoy a nice sightseeing in this place. The views are great and although it is a ruin, you can still visit plenty of underground passages, and stairs leading to upper floors.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Leo L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Try and get a guide for this as they will explain all there is to know about the castle and the battles that took place there! it is perched on the side of a cliff and has great views!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank reeceyb
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went with our driver- Jordan Pass covers the entrance fee. We also dined at the on site restaurant and was told by the waiter about how he dodged bullets from that attack a while ago. Famous and renowned for well preserved underground alleyways, it is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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19 August 2015|
Response from Cris_Selbach | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Mosaic School is a school subsidized by the Jordanian government where locals from poor communities learn how to craft and do mosaic art pieces. The facilities are very simple, but their store is fantastic. Almost a... More