From the ancient ruins of Jerash to the urban bars of Amman, Jordan is a country waiting to be explored. It is said that the best way to know a place is through the people that live there. Here, we offer you the chance to do just that with five beautiful Jordanian Instagram accounts to follow now
Jordan is a country brimming with culture. Home to numerous archaeological sites as well as both the Dead Sea and Red Sea beaches, it is wonderfully picturesque. One of the most celebrated treasures of Jordan is the Nabatean city of Petra. Get lost in the ‘lost city’ and across the country with these top five Instagram accounts showcasing the jawdropping beauty of Jordan.
Freelance photographer Hattam Isaaq captures the beauty of the everyday. On his adventures around Jordan, as a native but also an explorer, he posts artistic angles of everything he comes across.
Hanya Irshaid is a designer who embraces her passion for photography through her Instagram account. From books to flowers to buildings, Hanya’s pictures encompass the aesthetics of everyday life. The colour scheme of the account changes with the seasons. Grey, faded tones that dominate in the winter are transformed into soft-hued, pastel ones as spring approaches.
Amman Street Art
Amman Street Art is an account dedicated to showcasing, you guessed it, the street art of Amman. Every post features a new example of the talent that lies within the Jordanian capital. Some are hidden treasures, while others thrive on public interaction but all are getting the recognition they deserve in this colourful, artistic Instagram account.
A self-confessed nature enthusiast, Saif Khlaifat shows his appreciation for the wonders of the Earth through his Instagram account. With regular documentation of his life as an explorer, his posts show Jordan’s captivating landscapes. Being an avid camper allows Saif to capture scenes in the best lighting, whether it be at twilight or sunrise.
Elise Hanna is an American ‘on loan’ to Amman. The enthusiasm of a tourist combined with the knowledge of a local makes for an Instagram full of enriching culture and scenic shots. Elise has an eye for all things authentic, unique and colourful and this is evident in her posts. Shedding light on the understated beauty of Jordan, @elisehanna is definitely one to follow.
Imagery courtesy of @hattamisaaq, @messy_gallery, @ammanstreetart, @saifkhlaifat and @elisehanna