Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Zooming in on the Qasr Kharaneh desert castle, 65 km east of Amman, constructed in around the 6th century AD. There are a few different historical opinions about what the building was built for: as a defensive fort, or as a caravanserais for passing camel trains. The day we were there it was extremely windy, and there was no-one in sight. A little bit spooky, and definitely like stepping back in time. The sun was bright but the wind-chill was pretty extreme, so we hurried from room to room (61 rooms in total). As you can see, much like the other desert castles, it's out in the middle of nowhere, by the side of the road. There's a bedouin tent nearby where you can get a warming cup of spiced tea.

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