We chose Jordan as one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, and after looking at these stunning photographs from 's best photographers, you'll understand why. From the wonders of the ancient city of Petra to the barren desert and vast Dead Sea, it's a beautiful country to explore. Here are 17 stunning pictures to inspire your trip.

Jabal Al Qal'a, Amman

The Ruins of the citadel Jabel al Qalah in the City Amman in Jordan in the middle east. / Picfair

A Bedouin man playing a traditional musical instrument

Man plays instrument in Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

Looking towards Israel over the Dead Sea

The green water of the land-locked Dead Sea in Jordan, with a view to the Israeli side. / Picfair

The Amman cityscape

Amman, Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

People swimming in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, Jordan / Picfair

The King Hussein Mosque, Amman

the King Hussein Mosque in the City Amman in Jordan in the middle east. / Picfair

A Bedouin waits for tired tourists on his donkey in Petra

8 June 2014, Petra, Jordan: A bedouin on his donkey pets his dog, while waiting for tired tourists in need of a lift. / Picfair

A bus on the King's Highway towards Mount Nebo

Middle East, Jordan, Road, Bus in the mountains to Mount Nebo / Picfair

The railway Lawrence of Arabia fought over in Wadi Rum

The railway Lawrence of Arabia fought over / Picfair

The Roman theatre in Amman

Amphitheatre, Amman, Jordan / Picfair

The Pillars of Wisdom, Wadi Rum

Two old trucks on front of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom in Jordan / Picfair

Bedouins having tea in the shade of a natural stone bridge, Wadi Rum

Natural Stone Bridge in Wadi Rum with Bedouin's having tea in the shade / Picfair

A camel beneath the Treasury, Petra

Camel at Petra, Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

Sunset over the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Jordan / Picfair

Horses exploring the stone alleyways of Petra

Petra, Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

A grinning Bedouin guide

Bedouin man, Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

A camel close-up at Petra

Camel at Petra, Jordan, Middle East / Picfair

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