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Umm Qais Museum

Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Umm Qais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Umm Qais this spring and it was very beautiful. Located in Irbid, in the north of Jordan, this place borders Israel, the Golan Heights and Lebanon. You can see all these at the horizon along with the Sea of Galilee. The entrance is very beautiful, with a lot of shops ( snack, drinks and souvenirs can be bought... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited Umm Qais before backtracking to Jerash and I'd suggest that order is preferable as while Umm Qais is a great site compared to most in the Greek, Italian and Turkish regions, it does fall into the shadow of Jerash by comparison. The site is huge and will be an ongoing archeological dig and restoration site for decades to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Based upon some other reviews, I suspect you have these questions: Is Jerash better? Definitely. Will you regret not visiting? Probably not. Is it worth seeing? Yeah, I think so. What makes it worth seeing? Two things, nice views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. In fact, to enjoy the view stop at the restaurant on site.... More

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Oswestry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Tucked away in the north-western corner of Jordan, Gadara, as it was known in Roman times is reputed to be where Jesus cast out demons from a man into a herd of swine who then fled down the slopes to the Sea of Galilee. Hum, they would have had one hell of a long run. On an imposing site, overlooking... More

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is an amazing place that offers one of a superb view: The Sea of Galilee, the Golan heights and amazing Roman Ruins. A view to 3 Countries Jordan, Israel and Syria. There is a restaurant at the top where you can enjoy lunch admiring the view.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Its an amazing place that offers one of a kind view: The Sea of Galilee, the Golan heights and amazing Roman Ruins. A view to 3 Countries Jordan, Israel and Syria. The place kept its natural look, with wonderful Olive gardens. Not crowded and excellent Restaurant "Romeros" (The same as in Amman that we highly recommend). Take your Time and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The ruins here was ok, not as big and good as that of Jerash. Still, I love here more than Jerash because of the wild flowers decorating the place. Also, here's cooler and less crowded than Jerash.

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We appreciated the magnificent views and the atmosphere of the place. However I strayed a few feet off the path to take a photo of a flower and ripped a large hole in my trousers and cut my leg. There was a roll of barbed wire in the grass. I later noticed rolls of barbed wire all over the place.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of the best attractions in all of Jordan. I think its better than Petra. No one inside the place trying to sell to you all the time. No need for donkeys, horses, or camels. Absolutely great cafe/restaurant, outstanding food, cheap, and the best view in all Jordan. Well worth the whole trip. Get a guide as they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I tend to agree with many of the other reviews, the ruins with the basalt columns are unique, but traveler go here for the panoramic views of Israel, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights and into Syria. Entrance was around 1 JD / person and you can walk the entire site in less than an hour, but we spent most of... More

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