Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel and Palestine to the west.Religion and tradition plays an important part in modern-day Jordanian society.Jordan archaeological museum, Jordan national gallery of fine arts, The children's museum, The Martyr's memorial & museum, Royal automobile museum, Prophet Mohammad museum, Museum of parliamentary life, Jordan folklore museum, Museum at the university of Jordan, Aqaba archaeological museum, Jerash archaeological museum, Madaba archaeological museum, La storia museum, Petra archaeological museum, Al- salt folklore museum, Numismatics museum, Museum of Jordan heritage are the important museums in Jordan.Religion and tradition plays an important part in modern-day Jordanian society. Jordanians live in a relatively traditional society that is increasingly grappling with the effects of globalization. Jordan is considered one of the Arab World's most cosmopolitan and liberal countries.Art in Jordan is represented through many Institutions with the aim to increase the cultural awareness in plastic and visual arts and to represent the artistic movement in Jordan and its wide spectrum of creativity in various fields such as paintings, sculpture, video art, photography, graphic arts, ceramics and installations.Popular Jordanian newspapers include; Ammon News, Ad-Dustour and Jordan Times. While the most two popular TV stations are Ro'ya TV and Jordan TV.
Tourism accounted for 10%–12% of the country's Gross National Product in 2006. In 2010, there were 8 million visitors to Jordan. The result was $3.4 billion in tourism revenues, $4.4 billion if medical tourists are included.Jordan offers everything from world-class historical and cultural sites like Petra and Jerash to modern entertainment in urban areas most notably Amman.Eco-tourists have numerous nature reserves to choose from as like Dana Nature Reserve. Religious tourists visit Mt. Nebo, the Baptist Site, and the mosaic city of Madaba.Jordan played host to the Petra Prana Festival in 2007 which celebrated Petra's win as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World with world-renowned DJs like Tiesto and Sarah Main.Nature reserves in Jordan include the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Azraq Wetland Reserve, Shaumari Wildlife Reserve and Mujib Nature Reserve.Jordan has been a medical tourism destination in the Middle East since the 1970s.Jordan's main focus of attention in its marketing effort are the ex-Soviet states, Europe, and America.Most common medical procedures on Arab and foreign patients included organ transplants, open heart surgeries, infertility treatment, laser vision corrections, bone operations and cancer treatment.Jordan also is a hub for natural treatment methods including its natural hot springs and the Dead Sea which is described as a 'natural spa'. It contains 10 times more salt than the average ocean, this has made the lake impossible to sink in due to the high salt concentration which makes it the only lake in the world with this characteristic. The high salt concentration of the Dead Sea has been proven as therapeutic for many skin diseases which made the area a major tourist destination.