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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
Phone Number: 00-962777085343
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Well worth the trip up from Amman

Umm Qais is definitely worth the trip up from Amman. The views of Lebanon, Syria, the Sea of Gallilee and Palestine are clear and beautiful and by themselves make the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Umm Qais is definitely worth the trip up from Amman. The views of Lebanon, Syria, the Sea of Gallilee and Palestine are clear and beautiful and by themselves make the trip worthwhile. But the museum is also excellent as well :) Don't miss this place! After seeing Umm Qais we had dinner a bit south at the Pella Guest House,... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great views from Umm Qais, you can see 3 countries, Syria, Palestine and Israel. Israel have cut down all of the trees on the mountain. You can see the sea of Galilee on a clear day and a good set of binoculars. Its worth paying for a guide, I think it was about 10 Dinar then of course there is... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We traveled from Amman to the ancient city of Umm Qais. A fascinating spot,with a beautiful view. One can see the lake of Tiberias, the Golan Hights and the Jordan Valley. We also enjoyed the travel through the Yarmouk Valley, at the border with Syria. No danger there. A well organised tour by In2Jordan Travel Agency.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Umm Qais was surprisingly interesting. There’s a nice parking area with some vendors and bathrooms. I’d say about 90% of the bathrooms we came across in Jordan have an attendant, at least in the women’s side so have your tipping money ready. We walked up to the ticket office and purchased our tickets and of course one of the guides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Easy walk through ancient Roman ruins fairly well preserved. Nice amphitheater as well as temple pillars. Great views of Golan Heights as well as Sea of Galilee. Can se Jordan Syria Israel and Lebanon from one spot.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well worth the drive north from Amman to have a look at the remains at Umm Qais. The view across to the Golan heights and to the Sea of Galilee are also worth the effort.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nature meets the history... The old ruins between flowers and mountains...Palestine and Syria in front of your and Tiberias lake...and more...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The best part is the trip up north (a 2 hour drive from Amman), because you get to see a bit of Jordanian landscape. The site itself is not very well maintained, and workers playing very loud music when we were there which probably ruined the atmosphere a bit. There is not much to see that you can't see in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Umm Qais has a lot to see, a mistake we did that we did not hire a guide, if you go there then a guided tour is a must, we were pretty lost in what was what, all the boards and signs which tell the history of each moment are broken or have faded away. I would not recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Roman ruins from where you can see the border with Syria (safely). Smaller site than Jerash but worth your attention. Recommend the onsite restaurant which also provides great views and great food.

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
Phone Number: 00-962777085343
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Irbid Governorate  >  Umm Qais

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