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The Roman theatre is a highlight of any visit to Amman. Built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (169-177 AD), this large and strikingly steep structure has a seating capacity of about 6,000 people.

Published in Amman

Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions - established inside the restored Roman Theatre - collects Jordanian and Palestinian folk heritage from all over Jordan since 1971. Its aim is to protect and conserve this heritage and to present it for future generations.

Published in Amman

Built in 191 AD, the Nymphaeum was the most majestic fountain in ancient Philadelphia, a two-storey-high complex adorned with statues and various stone carvings.  It is believed to have contained a three meter deep pool with an area of 600 square meters, which was continuously refilled with fresh water. The ancient stream and a Roman bridge stood exactly at the spot where now a busy road runs.

Published in Amman

Tartus is a less-visited city in Syria compared to famous places like Aleppo or Palmyra. It is however still worth traveling to this coastline city to discover its striking Medieval heritage. Tartus can also be a good starting point for day-trips to nearby castles.

The most important monument is the church of Our Lady of Tortosa with dimensions of 41m*34,5 metres right in the middle of the fortified town. This church belongs to the most important historic monuments of the Crusader period since it is a typical example of how Byzantine culture influenced Latin architecture. Its style is mostly Gothic, Gothic art influence appears in the decoration of the capitals and columns. Since the church is located close to the city walls, it had to be fortified heavily to withold attacks. Thus four circular towers were attached to the building. Each tower could be used both as a storage room and for defense purpose as well.

Published in Syria

Luang Prabang is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane, the present capital Laos. Name of the city means literally: Royal Buddha Image (in the Dispelling Fear mudra). Luang Prabang used to be the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos before 1975. This culturally rich city has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995.

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