Karak

Local nameAl-Karak
LocationAl-Karak, Jordan

Al-Karak, known in the Kingdom of Jerusalem as Kerak, is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The castle is one of the three largest castles in the region, the other two being in Syria. Al-Karak is the capital city of the Karak Governorate.

Al-Karak lies 140 kilometres to the south of Amman on the ancient King's Highway. It is situated on a hilltop about 1,000 metres above sea level and is surrounded on three sides by a valley. Al-Karak has a view of the Dead Sea. A city of about 32,216 people has been built up around the castle and it has buildings from the 19th-century Ottoman period. The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Karak

More information on Jordan's official tourist website http://international.visitjordan.com/Wheretogo/Karak.aspx

Address Al Malek Abdullahh Ben Al Hussein Street, Jordan

Coordinates 31°9'54.799" N 35°45'39.91" E

Tours and activities: Karak

Private Full-Day Crusader Castles of Shobak and Karak Trip via the Kings Highway from Amman

from 75 USD

2-Day Petra, Madaba, King's Highway, Karak Castle and Little Petra Tour from Amman

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from 199 USD

Transfer From Amman City or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour

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from 160 USD

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