“I’m George and I’m a tourist guide in Jordan.
The center of Amman consists of two main roads built by the Romans many centuries ago by the river banks, from east to west and from north to south. The oldest places of the city date back to 1909.
Small peoples settled in the area one after the other, and soon the center of Amman was born: a great market with many areas, each one specialized in different products.
In the fruit and vegetable market you can find genuine products at affordable prices. Most of the products are cultivated in the Jordan valley and other local areas.
The spice market sells all kinds of spices and aromatic herbs, all basic ingredients of Jordanian cuisine. It also has a wide variety of rice, beans, and different types of honey, either natural or infused with aromatic herbs. Small shops sell traditional drinks and snacks like dried fruit toasted with spices, sugar cane juice, or the typical Jordanian breakfast: flat bread topped with sesame seeds and filled with eggs, cheese, and thyme.
The animal market sells small animals like rabbits, pigeons, turtles, ducks, and chickens. People like to buy small animals so that they can breed them at home.
The gold market is the place where women love to go shopping, checking out jewelry stores and workshops. Gold is not very expensive in Jordan because the craftmanship is very cheap. The jewels are all handmade, created in the stores’ workshops using different styles and carat weight. Men usually prefer to wear silver for religious reasons.
The clothing and shoes market is very characteristic. Tailors sit at their sewing machines outside their shops, waiting to take measurements or mend garments on the spot”.