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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan

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The ancient Roman City of Jerash

Managed to do a day trip to Jerash with Sridharan Sethuratnam during a business Trip to Amman. It was interesting to see the ancient architecture. It was indeed astonishing to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I liked the view. however, I thought it was bigger before I visit. It is worthy to visit. It is easy to walk around but the stairs were slippery at certain places.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Managed to do a day trip to Jerash with Sridharan Sethuratnam during a business Trip to Amman. It was interesting to see the ancient architecture. It was indeed astonishing to see the feats achieved so many centuries ago.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited in July 2015, with three friends (from the US, Austria and Romania). Ajloun is worth a visit, especially if you're seeing the Jerash ruins - they're quite close. We got there and back by public transportation (bus from Amman's MoJamaa Al Shamal bus station - ask where the bus/minibus to Jerash leaves from if you can't read Arabic -... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great castle, well worth paying for the guide for the added information and someone to take your pictures for you.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Crusader Era fort constructed by Saladin's brother to protect the area around it. Positives:great structure to explore, magnificent view. Negatives: a quick visit is enough. tip: try to visit Jarash in the same trip, or if you have already seen it try Tell Mar Elias.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I didn't know anything about this fort. The person I travelled with from Amman wanted to go here so I just followed her lead. To get her you can organise a tour, rent a car or get local buses like we did. It's pretty straight forward. You get a bus from north bus station in Amman to Ajloun. Just ask... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really enjoyed this visit. Easy to walk around and explore without the usual tourist chaos. We almost had the place to ourselves which makes a nice change when exploring old ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This fort is 800 yrs old . It is in very good repair and offers good views of the surroujding areas .HIRE A LOCAL GUIDE(10 JD ) for a 1 hr guided tour . It is well worth the money ,and the history you will soak up is great. If you just go for a look then you may have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Saladin's fort with great views from the top but be prepared to climb and wear good hiking shoes. Include this visit with the ruins in Jerash and you will have and interesting day itinerary.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One can get a good drive, and a sense of how the ecosystem worked in the bygone era. Nothing extra ordinary in this fort. Well maintained. The views from top of the fort make it worthwhile

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Address: Ajloun National Park, Jerash, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Jerash Governorate  >  Jerash

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