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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Description: Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing...
Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing amphitheater, which once held 5,000 spectators, and is still used today for theater and entertainment.
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Bang in the middle of Amman, the amphitheater is great :) Its astounding and accessible :) Right opposite are some great shops for sweets, old coins, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Bang in the middle of Amman, the amphitheater is great :) Its astounding and accessible :) Right opposite are some great shops for sweets, old coins, etc.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our children enjoyed walking around the place. The staff also taught them to play whispering game inside the amphitheater. It was fun for the kids. However, there is not much information about the place.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Its an amphitheatre and that is what it is. Nice sitting in the upper galleries and having a lovely panorama of the city and Citadel opposite

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

So I saw this at the same time as I was at Hercules or Zeus's temple which is sort of across the gap..I have to be honest with you and maybe I am a bit of a heathen but I had no idea when I went to Jordan that they had all of these remarkable Roman theaters and huge Roman... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

These are spectacular Roman ruins, with an interesting small folk museum attached, but be wary if you have no head for heights - the steps are steep!

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice amphitheater - but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. In fact, Amman in general was a bit boring...stick to the dead sea and Petra if you're travelling around Jordon. We stayed in Amman because it was close to the Israel border as we went to Israel for a few days as well.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was well preserved and the entry tickets were very cheap. Worth seeing if you are passing through.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very impressive historical site - roman theater that was built in the 2nd AD. It well preserved & restored and in superb condition. Come early to avoid crowds. Don't missed the museum.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We've visited several Roman Theatres in different parts of Europe and the Middle East, but this one is one of the best preserved and nicely integrated as well into the current city landscape. The entrance fee gives you acces as well to two small museums, but we didn't visit those. Close to the Roman Theatre, also located at the Forum,... More 

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Ramallah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fantastic feeling when I think that this place was full of people. Close to very noisy Old City, but still quit and place where everybody can relax and dream about past. Visit Museum!

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