01 – Ajloun Castle Circuit

The Ajloun Castle Circuit is a short hiking route that winds around the historical Ajloun Castle, also known as Qal'at Ajloun or Qal'at Ar-Rabad, nestled in the northern highlands of Jordan. This trail offers a journey into the past, set against the backdrop of lush landscapes and panoramic vistas that characterize this region of Jordan. 

Constructed in 1184 AD by a general of the famed Muslim leader Saladin, Ajloun Castle's architectural remnants tell a story of military ingenuity and the strategic importance of controlling key trade and military routes.

The original structure, characterized by its four towers, stands as a monument to the era's military architecture, despite the partial damage inflicted by subsequent earthquakes. The Mameluke expansion in 1215 AD adds layers to the castle's historical and architectural significance.

For hikers and history enthusiasts alike, the Ajloun Castle Circuit is a walk through time, offering insights into the historical significance of the area.

This short circuit, with its blend of natural splendor and historical depth, offers a hiking  experience in the northern highlands of Jordan.

The castle's location near the city center of Ajloun makes it an accessible starting point for this picturesque easy hike, inviting explorers to traverse the terrain that once played a pivotal role in the area's defense and communication networks.

  

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