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Address: Jerash, Jordan
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One of the best preserved Roman cities. It has several temples, streets and racetrack to visit. I loved visiting despite the heat that we had to endure

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best preserved Roman cities. It has several temples, streets and racetrack to visit. I loved visiting despite the heat that we had to endure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited in July 2015, with three friends (from the US, Austria and Romania). Jerash is a must-see while in Jordan. 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 - there are signs with the destinations, but they are... More 

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Hinsdale, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Shows the blend of time, cultures, people, art, history. Took my breath away. Do get a knowledgeable guide to talk you through the sites or you won't understand it all as you should.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The vast layout of this Greek, then Roman city is so well preserved that it is easier to visualize as an actual city than any other Greek/Roman ruins I've visited. It has it all: a hippodrome, two theaters, two temples (to Zeus and to Artemis), a beautiful round forum surrounded by columns which leads to a column-lined cardo, a bath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A unique place, rich in history and beauty. We spent over 4 hours just wandering around the ruins and talking to the locals and tens of tourists who were there that day. Most of the remains are still in very good shape and if you plan in advance you can attend special events both during the day and in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We want to Jerash in June 2015. It was about a 35 min cab ride from Amman -- (cost us 20 JD one-way with a street taxi after negotiation). The entrance was 8 JD for the Archaeological Park. There are plenty of guides there -- however, I think if you have a good guide-book you can hike around on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We absolutely loved Jerash. You can walk up close and personal with the ancient ruins and read all about their history. Once you enter the ruins, everything is within about a mile walk, which was refreshing after the longer walks we took in places like Petra and the Wadi Rum desert. We really enjoyed spending about a half a day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just about 50 Kilometers on the north of Amman the capital , you'll have an odd standing huge old ruins of Jarasa (as the romans were calling it) , here you find one of the most preserved city in jordan. A complete roman theaters, a street of huge 1000 columns and a vast racing plaza ... a complete roman city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Jerash is a very large and impressive ancient Roman city. It has it all: Temples, Roman streets, Roman Baths, Amphitheater, etc. Be prepared for a lot of walking, many steps, and hot, hot sun. Also we prepared for unofficial tour guides to latch on to you (in expectation of remuneration).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is definitely worth an afternoon. Get a local guide for 10 jd. You need the detail. But the site is surprisingly complete and in good condition. Note the rocking pillars at Athena's temple. They survived earthquakes because the are based on lead bearings. Must say I was blown away by the Bedouin playing bagpipes in the theater.

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