Desert Castles

Desert Castles

The Jordanian Desert Castles are a collection of historic structures located in the eastern desert of Jordan. These castles and palaces were built during the Umayyad period (7th-8th centuries) and served various purposes, including hunting lodges, caravan stations, and retreats for the Umayyad caliphs and nobility. The Desert Castles offer a fascinating glimpse into the region’s rich history, architecture, and cultural heritage.

Here are some notable Desert Castles you can explore:

Qasr Amra

Qasr Kharana

Qasr Azraq

Qasr Mushatta

Qasr Al-Hallabat

  Exploring the Desert Castles offers a unique opportunity to delve into the history and architecture of the Umayyad period. These structures not only showcase the artistic and engineering skills of the time but also provide insights into the region’s political, social, and economic context.