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Azraq: desert oasis.

Bryan Nelson

Azraq: desert oasis.

by Bryan Nelson

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Published by Ohio University Press in [Athens, Ohio] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Jordan -- Azraq.,
  • Desert biology -- Jordan -- Azraq.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [426]-431.

    StatementWith drawings by John Busby and photographs by Eric Hosking and the author.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 436 p.
    Number of Pages436
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22904445M
    ISBN 100713904755

    A trip to Qasr al-Azraq is one sure-fire way to make the most of your next vacation. You will find it in Azraq, which is 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside the national capital, Amman. You can expect to spend a little bit of time reaching your hotel because there aren't any close by. Qasr Azraq is one of several structures that were built in the east of modern-day Jordan. Also known as the Blue Fortress, Qasr Azraq is located approximately kilometers to the east of Amman, very near to the town of Azraq.. Unlike many of the country’s other Desert Castles, Qasr Azraq was not abandoned following the demise of the Umayyad Dynasty.

    Overview. The Azraq Oasis in Jordan’s Badia region is a unique mosaic of wetland ecosystems set in the middle of an arid desert. As the only such source of permanent freshwater within s km2, the oasis provides crucial habitat for a multitude of avifaunal species, . Azraq means "blue" in Arabic and referred to the shimmering lake that stood at the centre of extensive wetlands, which turned Azraq into an important stop for trade caravans coming across the desert. Now the wetlands are mostly drained but the remnants provide a fascinating look at oasis life and Azraq makes for a good base for visiting the.

    Close by Azraq Oasis is located. This is an unique wetland through the only permanent source of fresh water in approximat square kilometres of desert. Visitors can see here several natural and ancient built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and a . Qasr al-Azraq: "The Blue Fortress" - is a large fortress located in present-day eastern Jordan. It is one of the desert castles, located on the outskirts of present-day Azraq, roughly km (62 mi) east of Amman. Its strategic value came from the nearby oasis, the only water source in a vast desert region.


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Azraq is the gateway to the Eastern Desert, which makes it all the more surprising that it's home to a small but important wetland reserve, where you can spot migrating waterbirds. The area also hosts Shaumari, where you can go on safari to see the once locally extinct Arabian oryx, as well as having one of the best of the eastern castles, Qasr.

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History. Azraq has long been an important settlement in a remote and now-arid desert area of strategic value of the town and its castle is that it lies in the middle of the Azraq oasis, the only permanent source of fresh water in approximat square kilometres of town is located on a major desert route that would have facilitated trade within the region.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Qasr al-Azraq: "The Blue Fortress" - is a large fortress located in present-day eastern is one of the desert castles, located on the outskirts of present-day Azraq, roughly km (62 mi) east of Amman.

Its strategic value came from the nearby oasis, the only water source in a vast desert region. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nelson, Bryan, Azraq. [Athens]: Ohio University Press,© (OCoLC) Document Type.

Azraq is known for a long time as a desert oasis rich in fresh and mineral water, and it has many monuments and tourist areas. RSCN maintains an Azraq Lodge several kilometers away from the wetlands which features a gift shop, restaurant, 16 rooms in a.

Azraq Lodge: Oasis in the desert - See 79 traveler reviews, 65 candid photos, and great deals for Azraq Lodge at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. Close by Azraq, Oasis is located.

This is a unique wetland through the only permanent source of fresh water in approximat square kilometres of desert. Visitors can see here several natural and ancient built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and a.

At the time, the castle also commanded sweeping views of the nearby palm-fringed oasis at Azraq. Constructed out of black basalt stone, Qasr Al Azraq was originally three storeys high.

Some paving stones in the main entrance have small indentations, carved by former gatekeepers who played a board game using pebbles to pass the time.

Azraq is located about kilometers east of Amman at the junction of roads leading northeast into Iraq and southeast into Saudi Arabia. With 12 square kilometers of lush parklands, pools and gardens, Azraq has the only water in all of the eastern desert.

The oasis is. Azraq, Desert Oasis by Nelson, Bryan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Azraq Wetland Reserve at the heart of the Eastern Desert provides a heterogeneous natural habitat for conservation and protection of the unique aquatic and terrestrial species.

The oasis provides the last drops of freshwater for immense swaths of desert. Azraq was the location of a transit camp during the Gulf War and the Azraq Refugee Camp for the Syrian Civil War. Find the city in the Zarqa Governorate in the northern part of Jordan. Located about an hour east of Amman, Azraq Castle (Qasr al-Azraq) is a desert fortress created by the Romans back in AD, although the structure in its current form was built in by the Mamelukes.

The exact location of Qasr al-Azraq (meaning Blue Castle) in the center of the Azraq Oasis was chosen strategically; this area is the only water source in over 7, square miles.

One of Azraq. Visit a desert oasis that’s habitat for migratory birds on a private, full day trip from Amman, Dead Sea, Madaba, Airport to Azraq Wetland Reserve. Enjoy the flexibility of a private driver and round-trip hotel transfer, then explore the wetland on your own or hire a nature guide onsite.

At the circuit’s farthest point, km east of Amman, lie the castle and twin villages of Azraq, Lawrence of Arabia’s desert headquarters, set in a once-majestic oasis in the heart of the northern Badia, which stretches out to the Syrian and Iraqi borders. Enjoy the Oasis Azarq (Arabic) means "blue", and Al-Azraq is a small town in the middle of the desert that has been known for its permanent source of fresh water.

The Azraq Wetland Reserve is a nature reserve located near the town of Azraq, it is a stopping point for different kinds of 4/5(39). The Azraq Wetlands, located in Jordan's eastern desert near the town of Azraq, is RSCN's only wetlands reserve. The reserve, once a popular stopover for millions of migratory birds going from Africa to Eurasia, is now severely depleted due to over-pumping to support Jordan's growing population.

In Nelson published his second book, Azraq: Desert Oasis, illustrated by his friend John Busby. Sadly, over the next few decades the draining of water to .Posts about Azraq Oasis written by Gwenny.

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