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Bangkok has come a long way since the 18th century, when it was just a small village on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Today it's a vibrant metropolis that's home to more than eight million people, and is one of the most visited cities in the world. Fly to Bangkok with Qatar Airways to discover Thailand's spiritual, economic and cultural capital, a sensory-rich city where centuries-old Buddhist temples coexist alongside sprawling high-rises.
visit the impressively restored Roman Theatre cut into a hill which once served as a Ampitheatre accommodating 6000 spectators. Explore the area referred to as the Citadel; perched on Jebal al-Qalas, the highest hill in Amman it’s the sight of ancient Rabath-Ammon housing artefacts from the Bronze Age.
Uncover Jordanian history as you peruse the displays at the National Archaeological Museum, also boasting artefacts from Petra and Jerash. Admire the Blue-domed mosque called The King Abdulla Mosque and explore The Cave of Seven Sleepers, The Military Museum, and The Temple of Hercules.
Sweifeh, Abdoun and Jadal al-Hussein offer a variety of designer boutiques showcasing the latest fashions and accessories. There are many modern malls in Amman such as Abdoun, Amman, Mecca and Barakeh mall with boundless high-street brands, restaurants and cafes.
Peruse the famous Gold Souq for its dazzling array of handmade gold and silver wares, traditional handicrafts like hand woven rugs and embroidered items can be found at one of Rainbow Street’s many artesian stores and boutiques brimming with local treasures or Souq Jara's open-air market in summer.
Venture down the mile long cobbled Rainbow Street for an abundance of coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. The side streets are where you will find the Royal Film Commission and Wild Jordan. Marvel at the panoramic view from Rainbow Street’s hilltop location, best viewed at sunset when the red glow paints the rooftops with a rosy tint.
Time permitting head to Aqaba part of the Red Sea ideal for diving, snorkelling or swimming with friendly Sea Turtles and Dolphins or admire the marine life from a glass bottom boat or submarine tour.
Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: 2/3 pin round, 3 pin flat
Timezone: GMT + 2 hours
International dialing code: +962 6
Distance from Doha: 1,693 km
Flight time: 3 hours 05 minutes