Largely an oasis of peace in a neighborhood filled with war and displacement, Jordan hosts more refugees — Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi, for the most part — as a proportion of its population than any other nation in the world. But the country also draws millions of tourists each year to iconic destinations, from the rock formations of Petra to the deserts of Wadi Rum made famous by the Hollywood film Lawrence of Arabia.
Need to Know
More from Jordan
- Fast Forward
Jordan, a bulwark against Islamic extremism, is ramping up the ideological warfare.
Explore the world with OZY.COM
This year, OZY will be bringing you untold stories from every single country on the map, one day at a time, to introduce you to new people, new trends and new places. Travel with us for sights, sounds, and surprises from across our diverse world.View Full Series