As-Salt is a thriving city situated North West of the capital Amman. Built on three main mountains (the Cadital, Gadaa and Salalem), surrounded by the city square, As-Salt is enclosed by breathtaking views and is a wonderful contrast to some of the westernized sites of Amman. Comfortably perched atop of mountains, As-Salt maintains an authentic society based on affection, brotherhood, and love. The mountainside city also has significant historical relevance, most notably, as the regional capital of the Ottoman Empire.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee added As-Salt “the place of tolerance and urban hospitality” to it World Heritage List to become the sixth Jordanian landmark to be declared a world heritage site.