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!

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Original Jerash ruins image credit: Franx’

7 Stunning Ruins to Explore in Jordan

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Gateway to Jerash

Credit Mark Scharen

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Ad Deir Monastery – Petra

Credit: Michal Huniewicz

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Oval Plaza of Jerash

Credit: Dennis Jarvis

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Temple of Hercules – Amman

Credit: JAYRNIV

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Roman ruins at Pella

Credit: Jordan Pickett

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Temenos Gateway – Petra

Credit: aa440

With over 100,000 archaeological sites, Jordan is rich in history. Care to explore 7 of Jordan's most stunning ruins with us?

Roman Ruins – Jerash

Credit: Mark McFarlane

Have you ever been to Jordan? We would love to hear your stories! If you have never been, would you like to?