Amman, the capital city, is home to about two million people, about half of whom are of Palestinian origin. While some former Palestinians are Jordanian citizens, many are refugees who live in crammed hillside camps such as this one.
The King Abdullah Mosque in Amman. The Ninety percent of Jordan's six million inhabitants are Muslim, but freedom of religion is protected in the country's constitution.
The Temple of Hercules in Amman is a Roman ruin from about AD 160. Artifacts discovered on this same hilltop site suggest many civilizations used it, dating back to 7000 BC.
At the outdoor Sugar Market in Amman, sellers call out to passersby about their wares, some singing the prices back and forth.
Petra is an ancient city established by the Nabataeans in the sixth century BC. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And it is the most well loved attraction for tourists to Jordan.
Petra's centrepiece is The Treasury, an ornate king's tomb carved into the reddish pink rock face.
A busker at Petra plays the rababeh, a bowed instrument that dates back to the eighth century.
Wadi Rum is a desert-like valley of red sandstone mountains, which Lawrence of Arabia once described as "vast, echoing and Godlike."
Sightseers can access Wadi Rum through jeep tours or camel excursions, lasting anywhere from an afternoon to several weeks.
At sunset, Bedouin guides build a fire in the red sand and prepare to boil a pot of sweet tea for visitors.
At Mount Nebo, visitors can look out over the Promised Land, just as Moses is said to have done. Other biblical sites in Jordan include Jesus' baptism site and John the Baptist's wilderness.
More than 400 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Its water is nine times saltier than a regular ocean and its mud is said to have healing properties. Because of the high salinity, bathers can float near the water's surface without any effort.
The sun sets on the Dead Sea.