The genius of medieval Arab military architecture and the marvels of nature have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which helped defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago.

The Attractions

73 km north of Amman, and a short journey northwest from Jerash, through a beautiful pine-forest and olive groves, brings you to the town of Ajloun, where Hadrian stayed over the winter of 129-30 AD, and built himself an arch well outside the town, leaving unbonded its sides for future city walls to come out to meet it, here you will find the Castle of Ajloun or Qalaat Errabadh... Read more

The Nature

The large pine forest that stretches from Ajloun towards the north is a unique environmental resource, for it is the southernmost complete pine forest in the world, The area cool forests, beautiful picnic areas, and extensive walking trails attract visitors throughout the April-October season, especially from the Gulf and other warmer regions of the Middle East...Read more

The History

The Ajloun area has a long history of human settlement, due to its Mediterranean climate, dense forests, and fertile soil. This rich history is reflected in the many archaeological ruins scattered in the woodlands and surrounding villages, in the village of Tubna, the visitor will find a Zeidani mosque and a meeting hall dating back to 1750 AD...Read more