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Jerash Ruins

Jerash, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Jerash
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was very pleasantly surprised at how magnificent these ruins looked. These ruins include a very long roman road with houses, temples, fountains on either side. They are in surprisingly good condition. There are also some Byzantine church mosaics located at the outskirts of the ruin. Definitely worth a visit if your are in Amman. They are located only about... More

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Fascinating site that you can wander around at your leisure.At the exit gate there is a small souk where you can barter for some momentoes of Jerash.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Everyone agrees that Jerash is a must visit. Most people walk from the South entrance along the main Roman street (Cardo Maximus) to at least the North Theatre, and back again. An alternative to backtracking is to go uphill a little way to the point where local boys sell cups of tea among the ruins above the North Theatre and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The site itself is very nice. Personally i prefer what i have seen in at the Roman Forum but seeing a large roman ruin in the Middle East is special. We spent around 2 hrs here but in these 2 hours they were (what felt like 100s) of school kids present. Apparently there are certain times in the year when... More

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Doha, Qatar
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Amazing and huge city of Romans ruins. Very well preserved and an amazing plaza. The streets are very well preserved as well and up from the temple you can see the whole city. Highly recommended and a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We found the Jerash ruins to be the most complete, well preserved ruins in all of Jordan (aside from Petra). We spent about 2-3 hours marveling the sights, reading excerpts from our tour book and truly enjoying our time. If i remember correctly the entrance fee was only 1-2 JD / person, guides are available at an additional fee, but... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Quite large archeological area, some of the ruins are well preserved. The arch of Hadrian and the theatre are especially worth seeing. You can get the feeling how it was 2000 years ago. There are also a number of shops in the tourist center, this is a good place to byu e.g. scarfs, hats, t-shirts and other souvenirs (quite cheap... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We spent a very interesting 3 hours here with our young children. We hired a local guide (30 JDR for 2 hours) and he really made the tour interesting. He brought the ancient city alive for us, showing us the small items such as drains, road markings and of course the swaying column. We visited on a Friday and it... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We love historical ruins, and this site delivers! Best experienced with one of the guides, who can tell you all the detail that would otherwise be missed, we spent nearly 3 hours being guided around this beautiful place, and enjoyed every moment. The clash of empires, Roman, Byzantine and others, is evident here, which is one of the most complete... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Ancient Roman ruins that are extensive and very well preserved. We had a private guide takes us around, which was very helpful. The arena/coliseum still has amazing acoustics. Picture what it was like to watch plays performed there during Roman times.

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