Jordan is a democratic constitutional monarchy ruled since early 1999 by King Abdullah II. Under the constitution, power is vested in the king and the parliament, which consists of the senate and the house of representative. The senate is comprised of 55 members appointed by the king, while the House of Representatives are comprised of 110 members elected in general elections. The king appoints the prime minister and members of the senate. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime minister and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.
|PETRA THE PEARL ROSE Nabataeans
Petra, the most magical site in the Near East (elected from among the new wonders of the world by millions of Internet users) is a double miracle, natural and architectural.
Natural First, with its parades, as the Siq and sandstone cliffs of colored drawings. Petra takes its name from the Greek word "stone" or "rock", but his first name was "Reqmu" which means colorful. Both names are well aligned with the particularity of Petra, where the jagged sandstone rocks shaped by wind and sand, giving the site its extraordinary color palette that ranges from yellow to purple through orange, red , green and blue.
|Architectural then with its Roman ruins, but especially with its imposing tombs, dug and carved in mountain rock by the Nabataeans. The people from Saudi Petra moved to the V century BC and for six centuries will cut into the rocks more than 700 monuments, in an area that stretches for several kilometers.
This magical place has inspired literature, in which Hergé's adventures of Tintin (Coke en Stock) and film (Spielberg and The Last Crusade).
|Distance by Road: 367 South of Amman By Air : 45 minutes flight from Amman.
Aqaba is close to Petra (120 km) and Wadi Rum (50 km).The three forms together what has come to be known as the Jordan’s Golden Tourism Triangle.
Aqaba and the Red Sea after the Wadi Rum and back on the Desert Highway, Aqaba is more than thirty miles.
|Aqaba has a vocation for tourism thanks to its climate, mild in winter, and its seabed, considered among the finest in the world for their exploration by Jacques Cousteau. It is the only interest to stay in Aqaba, Jordan single port and only city open to the sea|
|JERASH: THE ANCIENT CITY OF GRECO ROMAN GERASA|
|After Petra Jerash is the second tourist destination in Jordan. Jerash is the site of ancient Gerasa, a Greek city that had its heyday during the Roman occupation, was abandoned around the twelfth century and remained hidden under sand for centuries before being rediscovered, allowing its remains to be miraculously preserved. Beautifully restored, they are from Jerash the Greco-Roman the most spectacular site of Jordan and one of the best preserved in the world|
|WADI RUM: PEARL OF RED DESERT - THE TRACES OF LAWRENCE|
|After Petra the red desert of Wadi Rum is to Jerash, the second tourist destination in Jordan. With its fantastic scenery and magnificent, made famous by the film Lawrence of Arabia and described in the book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Wadi Rum is unique, majestic, breathtaking. At 3 hours and a half of Amman, its vast expanses of sand, rocks which emerge shapes and spectacular colors, offer opportunities to journey all-terrain vehicle in the dunes by camel to pass a night under tent and climb peaks and rock arches.|
|THE DEAD SEA: BIBLE SALT AND MUD|
|Treasury beauty by its spectacular white mineral concretions, more lake than sea, the Dead Sea is famous for two reasons: the lowest point of the globe and holds behind the Lac Rose in Senegal, the record of salinity . This richness in minerals gives the water and mud from the Dead Sea virtues recognized since ancient times; One hour from Amman, both natural landscape and spiritual site, the Dead Sea has become a center for both tourist and religious, and if its excellent hotels have turned to the health and welfare, the archaeological discoveries made it a spiritual destination for pilgrims following the footsteps of kings and prophets of antiquity and the Bible .|