15 Interesting Things To Do in Amman, Jordan

Amman is the capital of Jordan, an eclectic city where the old merges with the new and historical sights sit seamlessly along modern streets. 

This is the gateway to the deserts and canyons of Jordan and the sunny coastline and dive sites of the Red Sea, but there’s a lot to do in Amman before you explore the rest of the country.


The hills have been occupied by humans for thousands of years, with archeological finds being dated back as far as the Bronze Age.

Explore the Ancient Amman Citadel 

The Temple of Hercules is located in the Amman Citadel and has long had pride of place looking over the rest of this historic city.

Contemplate History at the Temple of Hercules

Visit the Jordan Archaeological Museum

The depth of the finds on display here is astounding, and you can see exhibits from the prehistoric through the ancient and then medieval eras.

Wander the Jordan Museum

It’s the largest museum and one of the best things to do in Amman, Jordan holding such vital exhibits as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Climb the Roman Theatre

The impressive theater is very much still standing after all those years and is used to host extravagant music concerts and cultural performances.

The Odeon is a much more intimate theater, one that was designed to hold only 500 people rather than thousands. It also dates back to the Roman era, and it continues to hold small concerts today.

See the Odeon

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