The ancient Crusader stronghold of Karak (or Kerak) lies within the walls of the old city and is one of the highlights of Jordan. The fortified castle that dominates the town was a place of legend in the battles between the Crusaders or Franks and the Islamic armies of Saladin (Salah ad-Din).
Dana Biosphere Reserve
The Dana Nature Reserve (adult/student JD6/3) is one of Jordan's hidden gems, as well as its most impressive ecotourism project. Down off the King's Highway, and the main gateway to the reserve, is the charming 15th-century stone village of Dana, which clings to a precipice overlooking the valley and commands exceptional views.