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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
Phone Number: 00-962777085343
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very nice roman city

it is a roman city that is about 2 hours from Amman, far from Umm Qais;you see The Golan and Tiberias Lake. the visit takes about 1 hour and there is a restaurant in the site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a roman city that is about 2 hours from Amman, far from Umm Qais;you see The Golan and Tiberias Lake. the visit takes about 1 hour and there is a restaurant in the site where can we eat very good.

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Annaba, Algeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving there, the best things you can like are the fresh air and the nice view over the Golan and Lake Tiberias. Umm Qais is a nice old greco-roman city, but i think that there are many better places to visit in Jordan (I mean, it isn't a Must), because it's kinda abandoned. It would be better if it was... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our week long visit to Jordan we decided to spend a day visiting Jerash and then Umm Qais, an ancient site overlooking the Golan Heights. The drive to Jerash was relatively uneventful. The signs along the highway wer relatively well marked, ad, since Jerash is right off the highway, it was an easy site to get to. However...teh drive... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stop by there on our way to Jerash. only few tourists, and we had many good photos from there. It was a nice break.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

If you've already been to Jerash ruins then the ruins here won't impress you much, and whilst the guide is knowledgable he wasn't that engaging. But if you want to see an incredible view of Jordan, Lebanon and Israel as well as the famous Sea of Galilee, then go to Umm Qais!! The cost is minimal (1JOD and I think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a long drive from Amman (2 hours or more depending on traffic). There is not much left of the ancient city. Due to the distance and condition of the site it doesn't get a lot of tourist traffic, so you can wander on your own a lot. There are few signs to explain what you are seeing (and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Umm Qais is somewhat off the beaten track, so unless you are hopelessly lost, this is not a place you stumble upon. But it is worth the drive and you are unlikely to be competing with more than a handful of tourists to see the sights. The views are indeed spectacular but you need a telephoto lens to really appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Lovely trip up here from Amman through olive groves and spectacular scenery. This is not a large site and pales into insignificance compared to Jerash, but the theatre is well preserved and the setting is completely beautiful. The views to Palestine and Syria are stunning.

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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is an ancient Roman city part of the Decapolis (as well as Jerash), that is entirely made of black basalt. The theatre offers stunning views of the surroundings. Walking along the Roman paths is kind of an experience. Worth spending a couple of hours driving from Amman to reach it.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It's the Wandering Yank here. Our Jordanian friends insisted we visit Umm Qais on any visit to Jordan. There are 2 attractions: the Roman ruins of Garada, and the view of 4 countries. The ruins are spectacular, but then we saw Jerash later in the day, and Garada paled in comparison (will have to think of a better word than... More 

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