Showbak

A lonely reminder of former Crusaders glory, Shobak lies less than an hour north of Petra. Shobak dates from the same turbulent period as Karak.

It is perched on the side of a mountain, with a grand sweep of fruit trees below.

The castle’s exterior is impressive, with a forbidding gate and encircling triple wall.

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