Most Instagrammable Places in Amman for Photo Shoots

If you are looking for the most instagrammable places in Amman for photo shoots then you are in the right place. A blend of ancient and modern, Amman has plenty of places to take the next great instagram photo. There are a few favorite spots to take photos in Amman as well as suggestions for unique angles to get your own take on a shot!

Whether you are visiting Amman on a guided tour or traveling solo, you are sure to find plenty of photo ops! Do not be afraid to ask a stranger to take a photo for you and if you are with a guide, do not be afraid to ask them either. They do it everyday and usually have some good photo ideas!

Most Instagrammable Places in Amman for Photos

1. Jebel Al-Qala / Amman Citadel / Hercules Temple

This is my favorite spot to start for great Instagram shots in Amman. Jebel Al-Qala is what tourists and the tourism board call the Citadel. There are massive remains of Hercules temple, the renovated Umayyad Palace and 360 degree views of the Amman hills from this spot

Hours: Winter 9am-5pm Summer 9am-7pm Ramadan 9:30am-5:30pm Friday’s and Holidays 9am-4pm

To Get to Jebel Al-Qala / Amman Citadel: You can get to the Amman Citadel by car or by taxi (or by walking up the hill). When you get in the taxi ask for Jebel Al-Qala if your driver does not recognize the word “citadel” (yes it happens).

Get some shots of the remains of Hercules Temple. There are so many angles and there are plenty of moments with no one on the site.

This is one of the most popular places for photoshoots in Amman. If you want to book a photographer (or want to know why you chould consider it), check out this post on booking a local photographer in Amman! If you are already convinced, check here for availability!

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Its massive pillars are all that remain from Hercule’s temple and they make for amazing photos! Although right in the middle of the city, there are plenty of opportunities to get photos among the giant pillars with no one around.

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2. Jebel Al-Qala / Umayyad Palace Ceiling

Built during the first half of the 8th century, most of the palace was ruined but has been beautifully restored, including the wooden roof. The light from either side makes for perfect lighting and one of the best indoor photo spots in Jordan. Nearby, the remains of the Byzantine Church provide plenty of photo ops.

Use a tripod as you need a slower exposure (or to crank the ISO) to properly expose. You also need a pretty wide angle lens as there is not a ton of room inside the building.

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3. Amman Hills

Atop Jebel Al-Qala (or any of the other hills in the city you can get a great backdrop for your urban images! With the whitewashed limestone building code, the background dullness makes for great portraits!

4. Amman Steps

Some of the steps in Amman are painted with beautiful colors. Others, like the one below, have umbrellas offering bright colors. While wandering downtown Amman, or in one of the neighborhoods, you are sure to find many interesting staircases.


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More Amman Resources

In order to help make your visit to Jordan as memorable as possible, I have created a number of resources from planning guides to local eats. If you want to read more about the best photo spots in Jordan, not just those in Amman, I have a guide to the best Instagram spots in Jordan.

If you have just begun the planning, check out 101 Things to do in Jordan to give you some inspiration on the places you want to make sure you have time to see.

Rental Cars are very popular in Jordan, get a quote on renting a car before you arrive.

If you are working on a self-drive itinerary or plan to see the country independently, there is a guide on getting around in Jordan.

If you are thinking of booking a tour, or wondering how much hassle a self-drive itinerary can be, check out this post I have on the best Jordan tours to book.

For your time in Amman, check out top things to do in Amman and where to eat.

Travel Insurance for Jordan

There are a few other things to think about when it comes to travel. The first thing is travel insurance. Whether it is an emergency room visit for something as simple as strep throat, or an emergency appendix surgery, or an unfortunate moped incident things do go wrong when people travel everyday.

I highly suggest travel insurance and a good policy. I personally never travel without it, and I even checked into my policy about care for my children if I am ever in an accident or hospitalized. There are just too many things to think about.

You can find out more information and buy your travel insurance here.

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