Ajloun..a charming Jordanian city that combines the wonders of nature and wonderful weather with the genius of military construction

طقس العرب GO 2021-08-22 2021-08-22T16:08:33Z
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Ajloun..a charming Jordanian city that combines the wonders of nature and wonderful weather with the genius of military construction

Weather of Arabia - Ajloun is one of the Jordanian regions popular with Jordanians and visitors from outside Jordan, as it gives them the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of green nature and the wonderful weather away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city, as well as meditation and merging with nature.

 

Get to know Ajloun

Ajloun is located in the northwest corner of the Jordanian capital, Amman, 76 km away.

 

Ajloun is also characterized by its mild weather in summer and cold in winter, as this climate attracts tourists throughout the year, in addition to what Ajloun embraces of historical and religious archaeological sites.

 

Given that Ajloun Governorate contains Christian religious sites, the Vatican announced its adoption of Christian pilgrimages from all countries of the world, namely the Church of St. Elias and the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain. This announcement came during the visit of His Holiness the late Pope to Jordan in 2000.

 

And the beauty is all evident thanks to the wonderful combination of the wonders of nature and the wonderful weather with the genius of the military architecture of the Arabs of the Middle Ages, the majestic Ajloun Castle on the hill.

 

 

Historic Ajloun Castle (Al-Rabad Castle)

This castle attracts large numbers of visitors due to its historical value. It was built by Izz al-Din bin Osama bin Munqith, one of the leaders of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi between the years 1148 - 1185 to stand in the face of the Frankish Crusader expansion and maintain the transportation routes with Damascus and northern Syria.

The fortress remained steadfast to be a living witness to the genius of Islamic military engineering. Its location at the top of the summit gave it a unique strategic advantage, surrounded by a deep trench with an average width of 16 meters and a depth of between 12 and 15 meters, which was used to collect water, and as an impenetrable barrier that is difficult to break into, as well as The fortified gates and tall towers that formed a unique position for observation and defense.

 

There are many corridors and narrow corridors in the castle, and the spacious halls that were sleepers for soldiers and stables for Ayyubid horses, in addition to water wells that can accommodate thousands of cubic meters of rain water.

Natural components and Ajloun Forest Reserve

Ajloun is characterized by mountainous heights, some of which are more than 1150 m above sea level.

 

Ajloun includes a nature reserve that extends over a circular area of forest on an area of 13 square kilometers, containing a variety of species of plants and animals. Thanks to its green nature, Ajloun is a desirable location for lovers of picnics and hiking, especially in the spring when the reserve blooms with various types of plants and wildflowers.

 

The natural and wild life in it varies, there are many animals and birds that live within the forests of Ajloun, and there are many plants, flowers and trees that you can only find in these mountains.

For adventure lovers

Route from Umm Qais to Ajloun

The trail begins in the far north, among lush green hills and valleys, to trek to Roman sites through rolling hills and oak forests. This area comes to life in the spring and becomes a paradise of fresh fruits due to the fertile and diverse nature of the land, rich in perennial olive trees and hot springs.

The route extends for a distance of 80 km, and the number of days of the walk is about 6 days, and the most important sites that are passed in the region are:

  • The ruins of the Roman Decapolis cities in Umm Qais and Bella
  • Ziqlab Dam
  • Christ's Cave, Beit Aides Church
  • The ruins of the Byzantine monastery at Tell Mar Elias, the birthplace of the Prophet Elijah
  • Community tourism and rural landscapes in the village of El-Ayoun
  • Medieval ambiance in the majestic Ajloun Castle on top of a mountain

 

There is still much in Ajloun to discover on your own, and because happy memories do not disappear, we invite you to document the moments of fun with family or friends in Ajloun and its charming nature, on a special trip, the details from here

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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