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Jerash Ruins

Jerash, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I am not a rock lover at all, never keen on walking too much, but this place is "magic". The atmosphere is unique! Such peace to be found, such a nice experience! All the setting, the view, should be seen. Walking is not too long. A wonderful place to visit! Definitely recommend!

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Speers Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The site at Jerash probably represents one of the best collections of Roman ruins that we have ever seen. Ephesus was perhaps a little better but also much, much more crowded!! Pros: Short hour and a half drive north of Amman, great range of attractions from the everyday to the spectacular, occasional shade, pleasant contemporary souk style markets at the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Why had I never heard of this historic site? I went as part of a group tour to Jordan mainly to see Petra and the Dead Sea but this is right up there with those experiences. We had a guide to explain this large Roman site. You can imagine the chariot racing in the Hippodrome, or people and carts along... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'd never heard of Jerash, until reading about it this morning on my ipad (mid Sep 2014) and coincidentally the chappie at the desk of the hotel recommended doing the journey out there, 48 km north of Amman. This ancient city is a must-see, if you're into archaeological stuff, and the charge was JD8. It is said these are the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

2nd biggest attraction in Jordan, after Petra, it is full of history, sites to visit, walk and take pictures. Said to be Rome outside Rome, it is very well preserved and still with a lot to be discovered. Try to avoid the heat as there aren't many shades.

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Onex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

one of the best well preserved Roman ruins i have seen in Jordan. Tips: get there early if you want to avoid the heat and the big mass of tourist and be alone on the pictures

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ruins offer a glimpse into the past that is hard to find anywhere outside Rome. The pillars that stand are amazing, and the stone roads are show the wear of ancient carts. You can easily spend four hours walking through and observing everything. The local kids make great tour guides at a reasonable price.

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Las Pinas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ruins are beautifully preserved with many nice photo taking spots. Visit in the morning or late afternoon. Good to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had not even heard of Jerash until I visited Jordan. It is a remarkable settlement and in truly remarkable condition having survived all the major earthquakes in a way in which it is still impressive today. In my humble opinion, the ruins of Jerash rival Rome. I wish places like Jerash were better known and publicized to the rest... More

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We, my husband and kids had a chance to visit Jerash during his stay here. It was hot that day and what annoys me is that the parking is too far from the gate. The Roman ruins are well preserved and beautiful. I wonder why they close at 6:pm when in fact it's the best time to go around taking... More

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