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Jordan & beyond is a relatively young DMC company with passion to serve guests of Jordan, the experience of our staff extends for more than 10 years at least in travel and tourism business in the middle east area. We are professional inbound with a team with experience over 10 years in the tourism field.

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AL-SALT

AL-SALT

This ancient town was once the capital of Jordan. A half-hour drive northwest from Amman transports you back in time to a town of picturesque streets and dazzing houses from the late Ottoman period, with their characteristic long-arched windows. Also spelled Salt, or Es-salt, town, west-central Jordan. It is on the old main highway (often called the As-Salṭ Road) leading from Amman to Jerusalem. The town is situated in the Al-Balqāʾ highland, about 2,600–2,750 feet (about 790–840 m) above sea level, and is built on two hills, one of which has the ruins of a 13th-century fortress. The town was known as Saltus in Byzantine times and was the seat of a bishopric; it was later destroyed by the Mongols and then was rebuilt by the Mamlūk sultan Baybars I (reigned 1260–77).

In the early 1830s, As-Salṭ was again destroyed by the Egyptian viceroy Ibrāhīm Pasha during his campaigns against Palestine. After World War I it was at As-Salṭ that Sir Herbert Samuel, British high commissioner for Palestine and Transjordan, announced to the Transjordanian sheikhs and notables that the British favoured self-government for the country (August 1920). The town is an agricultural market and an administrative centre. The chief crops produced in the vicinity are grapes (for raisins), olives, and grains; tanning extract is produced from sumac bushes

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