Amman is the capital, the most populous and the largest city of Jordan. Spanning over nineteen hills, this city was once nothing more than a pile of ruins leftover by a series of natural disasters in the mid-19th century. Presently, Amman is one of the most important cultural, commercial and tourism hubs in the middle-east. With a huge refugee population from Palestine and Iraq, the city’s ethnic boundaries have expanded beyond the conservative Islamic society.
If you are expecting to see some old mosques, medieval architecture and traditional souqs here, you are in for a surprise. Amman is a modern Arab City, with a thriving metropolitan population living in western suburbs. The land here is dotted with chic cafes, luxurious hotels and shopping malls. However, it would be incorrect to say that the city has let go of its past. The historic monuments, palaces and museums have kept the old-Jordanian feel alive.