Jordan is such a beautiful country and it has taken over Instagram recently. While there are many reasons to visit (including friendly locals, amazing food and a lot of culture and history), there are also many photo opportunities.
If you stay in Jordan for a week, you will find plenty of great photo spots including UNESCO World Heritages Sites, mountain views, gorges and more.
There is no shortage of beautiful places and here are some of the most incredible places to visit on your trip.
Petra is probably one of the most famous tourist attractions and probably on any Jordan itinerary out there. It offers plenty of amazing photo spots (you don’t even have to look for long — one spot pops up after the other, including the Treasury or Monastery).
Petra dates back to around 300 B.C. and was long forgotten before it was rediscovered in the 19th century. It is now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Another archaeological site in Jordan, north of Amman, that is pretty picturesque is Jerash. Here you can find the stunning Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the Forum’s oval colonnade.
Amman is quite a photogenic capital. One of the best places for photos is the Citadel, sitting on a hill which offers beautiful views over Amman. Make sure to visit this at sunset.
You will also find street art and ancient ruins around the city that are perfect for some nice photos.
The Dead Sea is another must-visit place in Jordan. Don’t we all love the lovely photos of people floating in the water? The Dead Sea is so rich in salt that people can easily float there. Honestly, this might sound very cliché, but floating in the water without much effort does make a great photo.
You can also try out a mud mask and get your photos taken. Plus, your skin will thank you because the mud makes it incredibly soft.
Another place to visit for great pictures is Wadi Rum. Here you can get beautiful photos of the incredible desert landscape.
Wadi Rum has been used as a filming location numerous times. Once you see the sand dunes and rocks, you will easily understand why so many people take thousand of pictures here.
Another unique photo location is Wadi Mujib — a river canyon which enters the Dead Sea at around 420 meters below sea level.
It is a stunning gorge with flowing water that offers some adventurous activities.
If you plan to take photos here, make sure to bring a waterproof camera or a waterproof case for your phone/camera.
There are so many beautiful places in Jordan to take pictures of that you don’t have to worry about finding a great spot. However, hopefully this list helps you plan out some of the best places to get great shots.