Desert CastlesJordan are in the kingdom's Eastern Desert.
The main castles can be seen in a loop, with some near on the main road east of Amman, some near , and some on the southern road from Azraq to near Amman airport.
Qasr Al-HallabatA large castle that went through multiple phases of building, showing black rock additions to the original work, plus some large mosaics.
Hammam as-SarahThe baths used by the rulers of Hallabat castle, now undergoing some archaeological work. The gate will be closed but unlocked.
Qasr Ussaykhimaddress: head east from Azraq - there will be a signposted turnoff, but the sealed road ends 1km before the castleA ruined castle built from the black desert rock, a few arches standing out against the pile of rubble. This is an amazing peaceful place to look out over the rocky desert.
Qasr Al-AzraqA large ruined castle in the northern suburbs of Azraq. Good for exploring.
Qasr AmraBath complex with spectacular frescos.
Qasr KharanaA large rectangular building that was likely a meeting place. It stands out against the desert and, unfortunately, the highway and power lines. The courtyard may be cool enough for a quick picnic.