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Jerash Ruins

Address: Jerash, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We are traveling in Jordan and enjoying our cultural and history tour. We just visited Jerash Roman City Ruins and were amazed!! When driving up, it gave us an idea of why people said to be sure to visit here. The Hadrian Gate welcomes you and the tour of all the areas was very good. Suggest getting a guide at... More 

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Alex,Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Most preserved roman ruins I have seen after Rome, the essence and history are there. It's a must visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a must see in Jordan. Huge complex, allow yourself at least 3 hours to walk around. The ruins are amazing rivalling Roman ruins found elsewhere. Lots of restoration work has been undertaken. If you are a photographer expect to take lots of photos! It is well signposted so no need to use one of the friendly "guides" willing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This archaeological site/city is usually on the way to Petra and is often overlooked because it's not as grand but it's definitely worth a couple of hours of exploring. We have been to sites in Italy and Greece with Roman influences but this site definitely rivals those. Even after a full week of seeing similar sites in Israel, we were... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you are in Amman and have time, it may be a good idea to spend one afternoon here. After Petra, Jerash was just OK for us. Also it was very hot in October.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a Roman city of large proportions. The biggest Roman city I have seen. Still some impressive building standing and more being renovated. Easy to spend a couple of hours here as this is big. One of the best places to visit in Jordan.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

interesting historical experience, well served by a local host, many facts, but more importantly - a very good feeling of history -Big area, capital and construction - incredible memory

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As far as remains of Roman cities/monuments go, Jerash offers a pretty "comprehensive" experience -- unlike in Rome, where little survives "whole" in the Forum and where there have been post-Classical living cities building atop and around the Roman past; or in places like Siracusa or Agrigento where particular monuments survive, Jerash offers the tourist a great outline of a... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had no expectations priori to my visit to Jerash, but having been there I would not have missed it for anything and would thoroughly recommend it. The site is massive and extremely well preserved, the amphitheatre in particular being one of the best I have visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Within the sites and locations we visited in Jordan, Jerash was the most unexpected. We had visited Palmira and Apamea well before this terrible war is destroying Syria, everybody knows how nice are (or were?) they, but honestly Jerash is at the same level, and we were not prepared to that. The colonnade and the elliptic square are really magnificient,... More 

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