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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT JORDAN

 

Get a taste of Middle Eastern magic in the Kingdom of Jordan. Here’s some cool facts to know before you go. 

1. ANCIENT BURIAL

The 300 stone tombs of Jordan’s Damiya Dolmen Field date back to 3000 BC

2. NO, NO, NO, YES

It’s considered polite to refuse a meal three times before accepting it

3. PALESTINIAN ORIGINS

About half of Jordan’s population has Palestinian origins

4. ANCIENT ROOTS

Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world

5. SLICE AND DICE

Amman is a hub for medical tourists, treating more than 250,000 foreign patients a year

6. NON-HOWLIN’ WOLF

Jordan is home to the desert-adapted Arabian Wolf, the only wolf species not known to howl

7. EASTERN POMPEII

Jerash is known as the ‘Pompeii of the east’

8. GREEN SCENE

Plant Dana Nature Reserve is home to more than 700 plant species

9. LITTLE KITTY

Jordan is home to the smallest of wild cats, the endangered Sand Cat

10. DESERT LAND

Only 10% of Jordan’s land is arable

 

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