Ajloun and the Ajloun Castle in Jordan and Related History

History and Background of Ajloun, Jordan

Ajloun is a city in Jordan that is located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of the city of the capital, Amman. Ajloun is a collection of about 27 villages with a population approaching 200,000. Both Muslims and Christians live in the Ajloun city but the Christians are in minority.

One of the notable places in Ajloun is the Ajloun castle. The castle played a central role of controlling traffic between Damascus and Egypt during the twelfth century. The castle was renovated numerous times during the reigns of various rulers such as the Mamluks, and Salahuddin Ayyubi. The castle was destroyed during the times of the Mongols and it later suffered more damage during the earthquake that struck the area in the early twentieth century.

The Ajloun castle gets hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Ajloun is a great place for visitors as it not only gives them a sense of history dating back to the time of the early Muslims, the fertile landscape makes it an excellent place for sightseeing.

Below are some of the pictures of the Ajloun area and the collection of villages that make up Ajloun.

Sightseeing in Ajloun, Jordan

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The Ajloun Castle near Amman in Jordan
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The Ajloun Castle near Amman in Jordan
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Overlooking the Ajloun Governate and Ajloun villages
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Overlooking the Ajloun Governate and Ajloun villages
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The Ajloun Castle in Jordan (near Amman)
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The Ajloun Castle in Jordan (near Amman) – Top closeup shows the fortress like structure
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The Ajloun Castle in Jordan (near Amman) – One of the towers of the fortress like structure

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