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Wonderful experience covering over 8,000 years of history. The second century Roman ruins are small but interesting. Is it possible that the ruins of a Byzantine church could be some of the oldest in the region? You decide!
This little park makes for a nice...More
On day 2 of the Jordan Trail. The ruins have limited interest. There are 2 small, friendly shops near the entrance at the bottom for supplies (water !). The hot springs indicated on maps and guidebooks are dry.
I do recommend the nearby SHE Ecopark...More
Pella is know as an ancient city that was a refuge for the Christians that escaped Jerusalem in 70 AD. Became very important because of trade routes.
The excavations and preservation levels are very poor and admission was only 2 Dinar per person. The archaeological...More
We stopped on the way back to Jerash having driven to Umm Qais earlier. We were just making a big loop.
I am not sure where some of the photos were taken because they sure do not match what I saw. The site is large...More
We were the only ones there the day we toured! There is very little sinage within the ruins themselves, like other Jordan sites it is cheap to visit but lacking in up keep. We enjoyed the ruins due to their biblical significance but it is...More
And neglected by most tourists, which is not such a bad thing, because you'll be on your own wandering this site. Obviously it is not Jerash or Umm Qais, so it depends on your interests. We liked it a lot.
There really isn't that much to see here so unless you are just passing I wouldn't really recommend making a big detour to get here.
A couple of small temple complexes and that is about it I am afraid.
This little-visited archaeological site has some beautiful Roman/Byzantine ruins (church and odeon) as well as a Canaanite temple and Umayyad settlement. It is small, so combine this site with Umm Qais and/or Ajloun Castle.
The history of Pella stretches back millennia, although there's little evidence visible there today. The vast majority of its past glories are yet to be excavated, still under the tell on which you now walk.
There are some identifiable Greco-Roman ruins, which have mercifully not...More