Wanna Go Wednesday is here and this week we are focused on the ancient ruins of Jordan!
Jordan has always been on my ultimate travel wish list, ever since I studied Classics and Ancient History at university. With over 100,000 archaeological and tourist sites to explore, including the famous city of Petra, Jordan combines history, religion, culture and mysticism.
Bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel and Palestine to the west, Jordan holds a strategic location at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Given it’s position, the country has a complex and bloody history but it also holds historical treasures beyond compare.
#WannaGoWednesday is when we share a little visual inspiration for the places we’re dreaming of visiting. Check out more awesome images over at our Pinterest page!
Without any further ado, here are 7 photos of Jordan to inspire you to brush up on your history and appreciate the rich and complex world of the middle east!
Original Jerash ruins image credit: Franx’
7 Stunning Ruins to Explore in Jordan
Gateway to Jerash
Credit Mark Scharen
Ad Deir Monastery – Petra
Credit: Michal Huniewicz
Oval Plaza of Jerash
Credit: Dennis Jarvis
Temple of Hercules – Amman
Roman ruins at Pella
Credit: Jordan Pickett
Temenos Gateway – Petra
Roman Ruins – Jerash
Credit: Mark McFarlane