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Jerash Ruins

Jerash, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Jerash
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
76 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I had no idea such a well preserved Ancient Greek & Roman city existed in Jordan's North. This town is absolutely amazing! Old buildings include a Hippodrome which certainly allows you to imagine what it'd be like back in the day. There's also a temple to Zeus that overlooks the entire complex as well as other temples including one for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dec 23, 2014 my best tour guide so far Zuhair. He had brought alive the experience walking through the ruins even though it has been so long ago. The imagination of the once bustling city, cross road between continents and relating it to the evidence at site is just amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Roman ruins at Jerash (about 40min north of Amman, taxi for 30 JOD each way) are well worth visiting if you're in the area, they are probably the most intact for their size outside of Italy and have a great variety of buildings (Circus, theatres, temples, churches, collonades, etc..) and as others have said, they're very quiet, I saw... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Yesterday we took a tour of the Jerash Ruins with G Adventure and it was amazing. Our guide (Zuhair Zuriqat -we call him Zu) is fabulous! We are travelling with our 11year old son and he has no end of stories and information to keep all of us interested. Zu also has endless patience for our special requests of finding... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have never dreamt of seeing Roman ruins like this. It's huge, more intact than I have ever seen. If you're interested in history, this is a place for on your bucket list.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very complete, very impressive, and very empty. Hardly any other tourists, even during the middle of the day. Lots of ruins to see and the mosaic floor in the church is one of the most impressive mosaics I saw in Jordan. Definitely worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I booked a taxi, via the Hisham hotel in Amman, for a trip to Petra and Wadi Rum. My Taxi driver advised me that my plans were good but difficult to achieve - he was right and so we took a drive to Jerash telling me "I can't understand why people miss this place" and he was right again.... The... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Jerash was just AMAZING to experience, the sights - stories and the history. Our driver Aref drove us from Amman, a half day is long enough Andrew organised an English speaking guide was so passionate and knowledgeable it was a wonderful experience, you can't miss this if you are going to Jordan

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is close to Ephasus, Turkey! Plan a full day! There is a lot to see and the hawkers are few. Plan to bear the heat of the day so go early so it is cooler and you have more time.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was my second favorite site in Jordan, and the best Roman ruins I've seen. I would recommend getting a guide as the one we had really brought the site to life. I would also make sure you have enough time (at least half a day). We needed at least one more hour, but the sun was setting which is... More 

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