Karak Travel Guide

Browse 1 travel reviews, 4 travel blogs and 264 travel photos from real travelers to Karak.

Karak Overview

Karak is a small town named after a crusaders castle perched high on a hill top.

The city itself stems from biblical times, when it was known as Kir or Moab. As it lay along an important trade route between Damascus and Egypt (and still does, as a matter of fact) the place was of significant importance to pretty much every army that ever marched these lands.

The castle was built by the crusaders in 1142. It was later used as a stronghold by the Mamluks and Ottoman Turks.

The city lies along the King's Highway, and makes for a nice side excursion on the way from Amman to Petra or Aqaba.

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