UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan

Jordan UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO Sites in Jordan have resulted from the recognition of 6 cultural and natural landmarks as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan and 14 locations on the Jordan UNESCO tentative list. These touristic sites in Jordan are acknowledged for their unique and valuable cultural, natural, artistic, and historic significance, and are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

In addition to these 6 sites in the Jordan UNESCO list, there are many other places to travel to Jordan that are being considered for UNESCO recognition. These sites, listed on the tentative list, showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country and are waiting for approval to join the prestigious and famous World Heritage Sites list.

To help visitors discover these remarkable Jordan tourist attractions, we have put together an interactive map of the UNESCO sites in Jordan.

Jordan UNESCO Map

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Jordan UNESCO Map

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan

There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan. All of these six sites are listed under the Cultural category.

  • Petra
  • Quseir Amra
  • Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)
  • Wadi Rum protected Area
  • Baptism Site Bethany Beyond the Jordan (Al-Maghtas)
  • As-Salt – the place of tolerance and Urban hospitality

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan are protected locations for their cultural and natural importance.


A “rose-red city” that was once a major trading hub and now a top tourist attraction in Jordan for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.

Quseir Amra

A desert castle from the 8th century that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its cultural value, known for its frescoes depicting the life of early settlers.

Um Er-Rasas

A site with biblical connections and preserved ruins from the Byzantine, Roman and Muslim periods, making it culturally and archaeologically important to Jordan.

Wadi Rum Protected Area

A stunning valley of granite rock and sandstone in Jordan, home to prehistoric cultures and famous for its rock carvings and temples.

Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond The Jordan”

A newly recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the east bank of the Jordan river believed to be the original site of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, with two principal areas of archaeological value.


A historic city built on three hills that was an important trading link and known for its tolerance and urban hospitality.

Jordan UNESCO tentative list

  1. Al Qastal (Settlement)
  2. The Sanctuary of Agios Lot, At Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata
  3. Shaubak Castle (Montreal)
  4. Qasr Bshir (a Roman Castellum)
  5. Pella (Modern Tabaqat Fahil)
  6. Qasr Al-Mushatta
  7. Abila City (Modern Qweilbeh)
  8. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays)
  9. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West)
  10. Dana Biosphere Reserve
  11. Azraq
  12. Mujib Nature Reserve
  13. Umm al-Jimal
  14. The Jordanian ḥarrah

Tours in Jordan

Our choices of tours in Jordan are divided into thematic features such as Petra, Quseir Amra, Um Er-Rasas, Baptism Site, and the Wadi Rum Experience.