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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Umm Qais is history you can touch

The thing I enjoy most about visiting Umm Qais is that you can really touch and explore to your heart's desire. You can hike through many Roman ruins, and visit the museum or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The thing I enjoy most about visiting Umm Qais is that you can really touch and explore to your heart's desire. You can hike through many Roman ruins, and visit the museum or restaurant. The museum is small, and currently under some construction, but you can go through it anyway. The area itself is great too, I'm currently staying in... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It will take you about 2hrs drive from Amman to reach Umm Qais. Ruins are interesting to explore with amphitheatre , underground mausoleum, nymphaeum etc. Ottoman era village is interesting to explore. To me the main beauty of the site is a peaceful view over Golan Heights and lake Galilee.

Thank jafarelli
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the ruins of Umm Qais are amazing and worth the visit. The ruins are interesting, especially since they used so much volcanic rock to build the city. This is a great day trip from Amman.

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Saint John
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Loved Umm Qais quiet melancholic , part of the Decapolis in the very north of Jordan. Not as tourist as Jerash and the restaurant had good food in an totally beautiful view over the Sea of Galilee, Syria (yes its very safe here at the moment Dec 2016) and Golan Heights. Had the eggplant lovely Go- its a nice place... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Umm Qais or Gadara sits on a hill around 400 metres above the Yarmouk River Gorge and opposite the Golan Heights part of which is now occupied by Syria. Tubers and the Sae of Tiberias, Israel and the Syrian controlled Golan Heights can be seen. The site is medium size and can be visited in an hour and is about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to this site. it may not be the most expansive Roman runs I have visited, but it had a certain charm. I especially enjoyed the basalt theatre. Another fascinating feature is the fact that from the ruins one can see Syria, Israel and the West Bank - it made the modern situation all the... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I must admit that I love "all things Roman", but this site does not disappoint. The main road stretches for nearly 2 km and both sides are covered with interesting ruins. It is obvious that there is still an awful lot to be excavated, but we found enough interesting stuff to keep us busy for some 3 hours. The view... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Well according to my view point, if u have enough time go if u don't have time just don't go that's my idea about the place because we have better places in Jordan to spend the time in

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 October 18, 2016

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 

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