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Private Full Day Tour Madaba Mount Nebo and Mukawir from Dead Sea
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Enjoy the silence

You feel like you left your world and entered a new one. The views are breathtaking and it's a nice spot to watch a sunset. The ride to reach there from Amman is a bit long, but... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Amman, Jordan

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Amman, Jordan
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You feel like you left your world and entered a new one. The views are breathtaking and it's a nice spot to watch a sunset. The ride to reach there from Amman is a bit long, but definitely worth it .

Thank Lhijazi
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,106 reviews
436 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 746 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

When you arrive in the parking lot and look towards the top it appears as if it will be a much longer walk than it actually is. It took us about 15 minutes. There is an elevation difference and it can be very hot as you are in full sun. There is very limited shade or areas to rest along... More 

1 Thank Ann C
Frederick, Maryland
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

What a spectacular place to visit! It is a bit of a hike from the visitor center, but worth every step. The view from the top is phenomenal. The day I went, I was the only person there, so very serene. It is a humbling experience to be able to visit places of religious and historical importance.

Thank Bob G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

makes you wonder even more how life used to be in that area, a remarkable archaeological site and breath-taken views of rural mountains. try to take the road from Dead Sea Panorama, towards Ma'in Hot Springs and up to Mukawir

Thank Raid A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

When you are not Christian, this place doesn't really have much to offer. It is said to be the place where John the Baptist was beheaded, but all that is left is two small pillars on a mountain and it takes a lot of imagination to see what once were. However, I am very very glad that our guide Wael... More 

1 Thank C B
Ghent, Belgium
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186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

It is a nice place ,but the ruins are really damage,at the same time you can spend one or two nice hours in this place. You need to walk on the top of the small mountain and you will discover all the mountain around. Only To be done if you're not too far and have 2 hours to spend. Bad... More 

2 Thank JpegG64
Amman, Jordan
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I was driving and went with 2 friends, I took the airport road towards Madaba road and started driving inside Madaba all the way straight towards the signs of Mukawir. Once arrived, we walked through it while we took photos and enjoyed the silence and serenity. We sat by the cliff and watched the magical sunset. I recommend you visit,... More 

2 Thank RazanMasri
Maryland, USA
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

The historic hilltop site of Machaerus lies south west of Madaba near the village of Mukawir. It is about 35 Km from Madaba and easily reached by car or taxi, if one is not on an escorted tour. Under Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great, John the Baptist is believed to have been imprisoned here and subsequently beheaded,... More 

2 Thank Kusel
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I really wanted to visit Mukawir as this site seemed to have one of the stronger historical claims of having a link to a major Biblical event. This is purported to be the site where John the Baptist was beheaded by King Herod. There's very little left of the palace that was once here, some pillars/foundation stones, etc. and the... More 

1 Thank Eva049
Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

What is the difference of renovation and re-building? I am all for renovation. But what is the point in using factory new items to re-build parts of a sight? And this is what they have done here. Maybe in a few years they have the place rebuilt as brand new? And they are even actually building a hotel to accommodate... More 

2 Thank Jukka1961

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