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Azraq : Michelin's recommendations

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Sited in the middle of the desert on Jordan’s only oasis, Azraq is a crossroads of commercial routes leading between Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; the village makes its living from the incessant traffic passing through. The water source which caused a settlement to spring up here has greatly dwindled, necessitating the creation of the Al-Azraq Wetlands Reserve, an important site for migratory birds. Dedicated to the reintroduction of the oryx, the Shaumari reserve is also nearby.

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  • The reserve's marshland and expanses of water are an important haven for migratory birds. From February to April and October to December, around 300 species pass through here, and it is during these periods that a visit is most interesting. Sadly, th..

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  • Qusayr Amra Recommended Recommended

    JOR - Azraq ed Duruz

    All that remains of Qusayr (or Qasr) Amra is its hammam and noria. But what a hammam! Built for the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I in the 8C, it retains its painted décor on the walls and ceilings of several rooms, extraordinary and magnificent vestiges o..

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  • Shaumari Reserve

    JOR - Azraq

    From the top of its observation tower, visitors can admire the reserve's variety of species. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature established it with a view to reintroducing species lost from the Jordanian desert. The white-coated Arabian..

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