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It may be the oldest Umayyad palace in Jordan, Qasr al-Qastal, which is about 10 km south of Amman and contains a large archaeological complex, including a heavenly courtyard and a throne hall decorated with mosaics, in addition to a group of buildings and watchtowers built by the Umayyad Arabs, which along with many of the Umayyad and Abbasid palaces constitutes evidence. Jordan emphasizes Jordan's historical importance to the Arab Islamic state and is, of course, a major tourist product.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Makram Al-Qaisi, visited it this morning to take a closer look at it and direct the teams of the Ministry and the Department of Antiquities to develop plans to enhance this place touristically and develop it to be a tourist product ready to receive Jordanian and foreign visitors.
Al-Qaisi directed a team from the Department of Public Antiquities to visit the site and set a time frame for implementing a rehabilitation program commensurate with its great historical and heritage value, so that it will be a source of sustainable development for the people and residents of the region and a major part of the Islamic Hajj route.