Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city, where consequently, several strategic 7th century battles took place: tha battles of Mu'ta, Yarmouk and Tabaqet Fahl. Many of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) venerable companions and military leaders were martyred and buried in Jordan, and their tombs and shrines today are important destinations for pious Muslims such as AL- Mazar AL-Janoubi, just 25 minutes south of Karak.

Karak castle is a dark maze of stone- valuated halls and endless passageways. More imposing than beautiful, the castle is nevertheless an impressive insight into the architectural military genius of the crusaders.

Powered By What`s New IT