Welcome to Ma’an
With little of specific interest to visitors, Ma’an, a useful transport junction, is one of the larger towns in southern Jordan. It has fulfilled this function for centuries as it lies on the main pilgrimage route from Jordan and Syria to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The main north–south thoroughfare is King Hussein St, centred somewhere around the mosque and the communication tower. To get here from the bus station, head two blocks west and then one block north (a five-minute walk) to the southern end of King Hussein St, where it meets Palestine St.