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In doubt about visiting Jordan? Bollywood's Munna Michael will surely convince you to visit

NITN | @notintownlive | 01 Aug 2017

In doubt about visiting Jordan? Bollywood's Munna Michael will surely convince you to visit
Mumbai, Aug 1 (NITN): If you are still wondering if Jordan merits a visit, take a look at the recent Bollywood musical, Munna Michael.

The mesmerising background of most of the dance sequences have been shot in Jordan.

Take the song ‘Pyar Ho’.  According most of the cine-goers it was impossible to miss the red hued stone carved dwelling.

That is Petra, popularly known as the Rose City.

The delightful reddish hue of sandstone amidst the maze of huge stone caverns is what makes Petra look magnificent.

Described as a "rose-red city half as old as time" by poet John William Burgon, Petra in southern Jordan is a World Heritage Site and also made it to the Seven Wonders of the World list in 2000.

The Munna Michael song also reveals another captivating site from Jordan; the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum.

It features dramatic sandstone mountains with valleys that cut into the sandstone and granite rock faces offering vivid views and a landscape resembling that of Mars.

It is because of its unique topography that many shots depicting Mars in the recent Hollywood film "The Martian" were shot in Jordan.

So instead of pondering, it is time to put on your travelling shoes and head to Jordan, Soon you will know why directors around the globe are homing in on Jordan to locate their shots.

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