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Karak Castle

Karak, Jordan
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As with most sites in Jordan the drives are long but beautiful and scenic, and the drive to Karak was no exception. The castle itself is a a site to see, sat at the top of a hill the view from it are amazing. The...More

1  Thank Hyderali D
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

There are no signs inside the complex, and only one big map as you enter. No paper maps are available. We got lost and spent about 15 minutes trying to find the way out. The castle ruins are quite impressive but I would not recommend...More

Thank Paul4444
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A big castle most of the nice things is inside the castle and the view from the top to the jordan Valley is so beautiful

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We drove to this castle from Madaba. Its a very scenic drive about 1:30 hours. We pass by wadi mujib and beautiful panoramic views of the dam and lake. There are some places to stop along the way like grand canyon stop or sammi lookout....More

Thank Arch L
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

You can see why the Crusaders put a castle here because the views of the surrounding area is stunning and you can see for miles all around. If you are going to the castle be prepared to pay JOD0.70 to use the toilets before you...More

Thank Raj F
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We made a detour to see Karak Castle. The view from the castle is very nice. The castle by itself is massive, but there is few to see.

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

very nice Crusader Castle with ruins and some buildings restored, worth the visit - around one hour and a very nice panoramic view of the town, but watch out for the guides in front of the entrance, some of them are not friendly and pushy

1  Thank Piotr M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This ancient castle has a very rich and interesting history and worth 1.5-2 hours of visiting. I am not very interested in archaeological sightseeings and usually try not to visit such places, but this time I made an exception (due to very interesting descriptions in...More

Thank Dmitry B
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Background: My friend and I stopped by at Kerak on the way from the Dead Sea to Petra. The drive along the King's Way was in itself truly spectacular. I had heard much more about Kerak than about say, Jerash or Ajloun, before I visited...More

1  Thank Hariprasad G
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We stopped off on our way south and were really glad we had. The town itself is interesting to wander around and the castle offers plenty to explore and panoramic views of the surrounding area. Interpretation isn't great, but we used the Lonely Planet guidebook...More

1  Thank Mel_Who_Sings
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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
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