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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais 21986, Jordan
Phone Number: 00-962777085343
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Nice Roman ruins with great views

Having visited most of the great Roman ruins in the world like Pompeii and Ephesus I can't give Umm Qais 5 stars as it isn't in the same league but they are good ruins and worth a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited most of the great Roman ruins in the world like Pompeii and Ephesus I can't give Umm Qais 5 stars as it isn't in the same league but they are good ruins and worth a visit for sure. The views across to lake Tiberius are worth it alone. The ruins themselves are fairly small in both size and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an extensive site, including a road with ruined columns and an amphitheatre. The upper town is partially restored or used for newer buildings, with a small museum. You can explore a lot of the ruins and do it in relative peace due to the smaller number of tourists. The guides (JOD10) are not even very pushy. But the... More 

Thank mrdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told this place is too far and not worthy a visit to the contrary I found this place to be charming with great views of four countries from one spot.

Thank Salim O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A site that is a must See in Jordan, so much history here+ you can see Israel,Syria and the Golan heights at the same time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stunning views surround you as you stand amidst these well preserved ruins. Looking out over Jordan, Syria and Israel and the Palestinian Territories(Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee) it feels so peaceful and looks serene despite the turmoil beyond Jordan's borders. We met a bus load of people who were originally from Palestine but were exiled and now are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Um Qais our first stop on a day trip from Amman that also included Ajloun and Jerash. We hired a mini bus and driver to make the trip easy (Jett Travel has bases in Chicago and Amman.) Um Qais is on a hill overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee--just seeing the view and contemplating the history of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

it needs quite a drive from Amman to visit .. you can hire a guide for 30 Jordanian dinars if you like, not audio guides .. the views from there are amazing, too bad it was cloudy with a little bit of rain when i visited ... i stayed for hardly an hour because i was on a day excursion... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I'd read about Um Qais, but nothing prepared me for how well preserved it is. The views to the Sea of Galilee, Golan heights and Syria are spectacular. It looked so serene and peaceful it is hard to consider the political tension in the area. We we the only tourists visiting the site, which was great for us as our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wild flowers carpeted Umm Qais when I visited this spectacular mountainous site in April 2016. I went in a shared taxi a 2 hour drive north of Amman. 1,200m above sea level, fantastic panoramic views to the snow capped mountains in Syria, across to the Sea of Galilee in Israel, Tiberias Palestine the Golan Heights and in the distance Lebanon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It took some finding driving from Amman the first time that the 2nd visit 2yrs later we hired a driver. Much better. Views are superb and some great ruins to wander through. Loads of school kids on trips so just shows what an important place to visit.

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