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Azraq Wetland Reserve

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Azraq Wetland Private Half Day Tour from Amman
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Astonishing if you think about that it used to be a wetland.....devastating when you realize that it was destroyed by us. But good to see that it is still possible for birds to... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Doku A
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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

On the drive from Amman to Azraq, you wouldn't believe that there was a wetland in the middle of the desert. Once upon a time, there was a vast wetland that attracted bird life from far and wide on their way to various parts of he globe on long migratory flight patterns. Over time, the wetlands became a source of... More 

Thank R0hanL
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have rated this "excellent" because people should really see this ecological disaster ! There is a display room showing that this area used to be like Africa, teeming with luscious plants, wild animals, birds and fish. Now there's virtually nothing. The amazing thing is how recent the cause of this overpumping (water mainly to Amman) is : some 20... More 

Thank Dirk W
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Azraq Wetland Reserve was once a flourishing oasis; home to thousands of migrating birds from Europe, on their journey to Africa. Now that the water has largely been depleted from over pumping there is little nature left among the handful of water buffalo that you are unlikely to see here. To date, the RSCN have attempted to conserve what is... More 

Thank manderjones
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We visited the Wetland Reserve at dusk after a long, hot day of castle-hopping in the desert. The kids loved running around the boardwalks and spotting birds. The set-up is lovely, shame that the wetlands are drying up and there aren't many birds to spot. Good toilets, and there is a lovely ecology display inside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Astonishing if you think about that it used to be a wetland.....devastating when you realize that it was destroyed by us. But good to see that it is still possible for birds to live in this region.

Thank Doku A
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

I visited Azraq wetlands on Friday 23 Jan for the first time in many years and despite rumours to the contrary I found it to have an abundance of water and wildlife including cootes who were like me enjoying the pleasant 19c and the gentle breeze rustling the water reeds . It is a tranquil and very relaxing place and... More 

Thank Lionel W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderfully peaceful place worth a day trip from Amman. Can be also visited with a small kid and a buggy. The RSNC lodge that is close by provides great lunches if you book ahead.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

it was Great Stop After Visiting Kharan Palace & Umra Palace ... Location : After we visit wild Jordan Center Office in Jabel Amman ( IN AMMAN ) They Give us the Following Direction and it was Really Helpful : Start at the 7th circle Take the desert highway (Airport road) south 7 km from the 7th circle, you will... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Getting there includes comfortable highways as well as rather rough overland streets. Unless they stop the illegal wells that drain the water absolutely necessary for the place to survive, it will dry out and leave nothing but dusty areas, where 20 years ago there was still quite an ample marshland area. There are still fish and birds to be observed,... More 

1 Thank Alex F
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We got a guided tour of the reserve late afternoon in last few hours before sunset. We headed out in a safari viewing truck over the edge of the old wetlands, into an area of dry desert. There were lovely areas of black desert with wind polished ventifacts over the surface, giving a sort of shimmer in the low angled... More 

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