The arresting silhouette of this fortified town and castle will give you an understanding of why the destinies of kings and nations were decided here for millennia.

Whether you approach Karak from Kings Highway in the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, this ancient Crusader stronghold sits 900 metres above sea level and lies inside the old city’s walls.

Today, The city boasts several renovated 19th-century Ottoman buildings, restaurants, and charming places to stay.

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