As-Salt: A historical day trip from Amman

DSC_5094Preserving an old era, this historic city used to be part of the highway that connected Jordan to Palestine. Situated close to 1000 meters above sea level, As-Salt is predominately built on three main hills. They’re filled with mustard colored homes, narrow streets and many stairs – the city is full of undiscovered corners.

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To continue honoring it’s deeply rooted history, the As-Salt Municipality established the Salt Heritage Trail. Start at the Historic Old Salt Museum right on the main road or ask for Abu Jaber House!

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Hammam Street – stroll down As-Salt’s oldest commercial zone which continues to be a thriving market for your every day needs and trinkets from Jordan.

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Al Jada’a Lookout – make sure to take it all in. At every turn and every corner you’ll get the most precious views of the hills and beyond.

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Wander the streets and not just the trail, you’ll be surprised to see that even unmarked buildings carry so much character.

Dig deep enough and reach a street long mural of graffiti.

If you’re planning on doing the trail (which is a must!), use this helpful map to guide you around the city!

On the way out, towards Amman stop at Oriental Cafe & Restaurant to get the most perfect panorama of Amman.

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