Built on seven hills and considered one of the richest and most Western-oriented cities in the Middle East, the diverse capital of Amman is a great base for exploring the wonders of Jordan. Most travelers visit Jordan to dive the Red Sea resort area of Aqaba, hike the monolithic rockscapes of Wadi Rum, take a float in the Dead Sea or explore the rose-red city of Petra. But the city of Amman also offers a number of engaging sights for travelers. Get an overview of the city by starting your tour with a visit to the ancient Citadel. Here you’ll find the Temple of Hercules and the Jordan Archeological Museum featuring an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Take a stroll downhill to the impressive Roman Theater, a relic of ancient Philadelphia, and don’t miss one of Amman’s most famous structures, the King Abdullah I Mosque with its magnificent blue mosaic dome. If you’re planning a visit to Jordan, the engaging city of Amman is the perfect place to base your explorations.