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A fish

Another fish

Aqaba is the place to be if you like diving. The coral reefs of the Red Sea are famous for their beauty. These pictures of Red Sea Fish however are taken in the Marine Aquarium, which is much easier: you don't have to buy an expensive underwater camera and ... the fish don't swim away just at the moment you want to take a picture. An employee of the Aquarium told us he thinks the coral reefs are even more beautiful then Petra or Wadi Rum.

Aqaba castle

But there is more to see. Near the tourist information office you can find this castle. Just around the corner is the city museum.

Even if you're diving in Aqaba and don't want to see the rest of Jordan (which we can't imagine), a thing you must see is the beginning of the Desert Highway to Amman. Here you can see lots of burnt-out trucks. The road from Amman to Aqaba is extremely boring, except the last few kilometers. Go and see for yourself.

This picture of Aqaba by night was taken from our hotel room.

Aqaba by night

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