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Lonely Planet Jordan 7th Ed.: 7th Edition [Paperback]

Jenny Walker


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May 1 2009 Lonely Planet Jordan
Nobody knows Jordan like Lonely Planet. Our 7th edition will help you discover the magic of this ancient land - whether it be basking in the sun-drenched glory of Petra, exploring the desert citadels, getting off the beaten track on a camel safari or simply sipping a bittersweet cardamom-flavored coffee. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practial and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In this guide: extended coverage of Petra and Wadi Rum; full-color Outdoor guide covering hiking, camel trekking, cycling and more; and the unique Green Index highlights the best eco-tourism options.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 7th Revised edition edition (May 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741047382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741047387
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quick-fix job with predictably dismal results Sept. 7 2009
By Traveller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have visited Jordan at least 20 times in the past few years, and I use the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide in parallel. Sadly, the 2009 Lonely Planet edition represents another low point on LP's downward quality spiral. I say this with sadness, as a longtime LP user whose bookshelf is full of dog-eared LP classics. The Jordan guide is just modestly updated from the 2006 edition. There are hard-to-justify omissions (Qasr Bshir), laughably outdated facts (such as the Amman municipal bus fares or the access route to Qasr al-Mushatta) und tons of information that is just plain wrong. The book reads like a sloppy, unenthusiastic desk update. From the content it is abundantly clear that the authors have not even bothered to read the country information in the discussion forum on LP's own website...! The only improvement is a two-page snapshot of scenic routes down to (or up from) the Dead Sea. I am forced to conclude with a single piece of advice: Buy the Rough Guide instead!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but not up to date April 7 2010
By ImageHunter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Like always, Lonely Planet has problems updating their travel guides, but generally it is an easy to navigate source of information. I noticed that the list of hotels in the Lonely Planet guidebooks has become very limited and we often had to search for accommodation after arrival as the listed hotels tend to be booked out first.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet Jordan July 23 2011
By C of SA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Information is valuable and useful. I always like to have a map included but this did not - - But that is OK. The book is just the right size for traveling.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jordan for the Hard of Hearing! July 15 2010
By Ms. J. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I was recently on a tour of Petra and Jordan and realised that since I do not hear well I would not be able to hear the Tour Guide giving his explanations. While we were at lunch in Jordan I used my Kindle to download the Jordan Lonely Planet Guide.

Two of us on the trip could not hear well, so we used my Kindle on our walks around. We found that the Guide itself was excellent, maps and diagrams were clearly downloaded and having a Kindle was an unexpected bonus.

I tried to do the same thing recently in Babylon in Iraq, and in Bahrain, but no Whispernet cover in either of these countries, so I have to try when I reach home.

The Lonely Planet Guides are easy to read, but detailed enough for immediate interest.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Petra content Dec 7 2009
By J. Golden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My wife and I were only in jordan for 1 day, so we only used the Petra content in this guide. I found it extremely helpful, since we like to set out own pace and are not really the "guided tour" types. Reading about each of the sites was a nice rest from the heat, but i think my wife got tired of hearing me read :) Next trip we will definitely see more of the country and use the rest of the book!

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