Jordan – Fast Becoming a Hot-spot Wedding Destination

Amidst tales of Crusades, the Holy Lands, and Jesus Christ’s baptism, Jordan is enveloped with rich cultural and historical landmarks. The country well-deserved reputation as a stable and prospering Arab nation has proved to be an oasis in the desert for tourists and travelers alike. Even more so, as a coveted wedding destination for couples wishing to en-capture picture perfect moments amongst the Paleolithic era architectural ruins this beautiful sun-baked country has to offer.
According to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan is home to over 100,000 archaeological and tourist sites. Some marvelously preserved historical sites, which include Petra, “the rose city” it stands as the iconic symbol of the country and is world famous for its unique architecture structures which are beautifully carved directly into the rock faces. It is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Then we have the city of Jerash, which is the living embodiment of perseverance of Jordanians in attempts to preserve their history and culture. The city is in existence simultaneously next to the ruins of an ancient Roman city; Gerasa.
There lies a salt lake within Jordan wherein in one can float so easily that they can choose to do so while reading a magazine! It is called the Dead Sea; it has a salinity level of 33.7% making it the 4th highest water body on the planet in levels of salinity. The location is renowned for having world-class Spa’s and Resorts within the vicinity.
Jordan is part of the Holy Land and has several biblical attractions that attract pilgrimage activities. Some of the revered sites include; Al-Maghtas, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. And, Mount Nebo; a hilltop where Moses was granted a view of The Promised Land. Islamic shrines include Prophet Muhammad’s companions such as Zayd ibn, Harithah and Muadh ibn Jabal.
Ajlun Castle built by the Muslim Ayyubid leader Saladin in the 12th Century during the Crusades for the occupation of the Holy Lands is a popular tourist destination.
Jordan is officially referred to as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country is named after the River Jordan, which flows on the western front of the middle-eastern nation and is widely believed to be where Jesus Christ was baptized. It has a constitutional monarchy, wherein the king holds wide executive and legislative powers. Jordan is classified as a country with a high HDI (Human Development Index) with an “upper middle” economy. It has attracted scores of foreign investors due to the skilled workforce it provides. The country offers state of the art medical facilities, resulting in the inevitable medical tourism boom.