Welcome to Amman. Most visitors to Jordan begin their trip in the capital city of Amman, a city that derives its charm and beauty from being a unique mix of the ancient, and the modern, the old and the new .This north central city is perfectly situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley, and is the most inhabited city in the Kingdom, serving as the Jordan’s economic, political and cultural center. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Everywhere there is evidence of the city's much older past. Due to the city's modern-day prosperity and temperate climate, almost half of Jordan's population is concentrated in the Amman area. The residential suburbs consist of mainly tree-lined streets and avenues flanked by elegant, almost uniformly white houses in accordance with a municipal law, which states that all buildings must be faced with local stone.
The Capital of Jordan, Amman, is also one of best known in the region for its rich culture. In addition to its historical heritage, visitors are enchanted by the busy streets of the old downtown area of Amman, while they get to indulge in the modern day comforts of west Amman's vibrant lifestyle.
The Downtown area feature traditional arts, crafts, and shops of all types, as well as old markets featuring gold, spices, and traditional crafts. The area also features a great food scene with a selection of the traditional, fast, sweet, and savory.