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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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While individual buidlings were all impressive, the best thing was that the site gave a real feeling of the size and magnificnece of the city as a whole.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Aside from the fact it was scorching hot, this site is amazing. The ruins are really well preserved and it's a great attraction which is in tact enough to give you a better indication of what it one looked like. We had an english speaking guide who really made this visit complete. His english was excellent and his manner and... More

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

for those who built such a huge city thousands of years ago it must have been a big investment. they must have thoughts of staying forever to enjoy it. its almost that! you can still feel the city and recognize its features and imagine horse race and fighting taking place in the auditorium.

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Los Angeles
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3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The place is large--prepare for spending a lot of time here. The theater is grand, and the Temple of Artemis is in great shape. Reminded me of Pompeii some because of how well it has been preserved. The facilities are a little primitive here, but the ruins are great.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is bursting with history - it even gets a mention in the Bible. As you walk through it you can actually get a feel for what how grand it once was. Inside there are few folk trying to sell you stuff, but none of them are too pushy/

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Jerash is simply amazing in terms of the amount of Roman architecture, the site is vast! It is very atmospheric, and even on the busiest of days (as in our last visit when it seemed that every school bus in Jordan had turned up!!) it is still easy to find quiet places where you can truly soak up the atmosphere.... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Middle East if you want to see a real Greek-Roman city. You will feel the ages walking around..

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking experience. I (and my Latin-speaking history-buff husband) had never heard of Jerash, and ere only fortunate enough to experience it as we were in Jordan with Jordanian friends. Truly spectacular sights. Guides are available-- basically locals who you pay what you wish to tell you what may or may not be historic fact. There's a little shop on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been a couple of times now ... once to visit the site and once for a concert during the Jerash Festival. Seeing the sun going down here whilst waiting for the concert to start was a really stunning experience. I'm not sure you get the best out of the site by just walking around, you really need a guide... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really wasn't expecting to see what I did. The ruins are huge and so well preserved. You can really visualise the area in its original form. This is perhaps the best kept roman ruins. Some of the temples and arches are huge. You are really free to explore the huge site, with many different sections. It's hard to describe... More

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