Jordan’s tourist sites attract record number of visitors in H1 2023

Amman Citadel
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AMMAN — Jordan’s archaeological and tourist sites have experienced an impressive revival, with an unprecedented surge in tourism during 2023, surpassing pre-COVID levels. اضافة اعلان

The Roman Theatre of Amman has attracted nearly 90,000 visitors in the first half of this year, according to data from the Department of Antiquities (DoA).

The theater has opened two museums to showcase and promote the country’s rich cultural heritage. The "Museum of Popular Life," located in the western cellar of the theater, and the "Folk Museum of Jewelry and Clothing," situated in the eastern cellar.

Balawi emphasized the significance of improving these museums to meet international standards and stimulate tourism in central Amman.

Fadi Balawi, DoA director-general, said that the department began restoration work on the theater in 1957, transforming it into a popular venue for entertainment and a variety of events. It now has a seating capacity of 6,000, features audience seats, a semi-circular orchestra, a stage, entrances for the public, and changing rooms.

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