Things to Do in Jerash

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Things to Do in Jerash

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  • Aleksandra B
    Amman, Jordan98 contributions
    Mix of cultures, religions, architecture……this place is amazing and well kept compared to other Roman ruins in this region.
    People inside, selling the souvenirs are kind and happy to act as guides without asking for the money.
    Amazing walk around. You can easily spend a day here as the place is huge.
    I hat I understood, it’s the 2nd largest old Roman site in the world. Temples are incredible. Very impressive I have to say.
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • iWiebe
    Utrecht, The Netherlands1,099 contributions
    One of the biggest temples in the Jerash complex. Nicely restored in some places and definitely one not to miss.
    Written November 17, 2020
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  • BaronFoer
    Jacksonville, FL841 contributions
    A very impressive place. It is militarily well located on a very high hill viewing in all directions. At the top you are greeted by a great view of the surrounding area. Again a lot of steps but nice view.
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    This is one of two theaters and it will be likely the first one you visit. The rows of stone seats still stand today and locals will try and persuade you to listen to the acoustics when they play the bagpipes or other musical instruments (for a tip, of course). Events take place here several times a year and it is surrounded by an ugly corigated iron fence
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    The Cardo Maximus is equivalent to the modern day High Street or Main Street but better back in the day as there were columns on each side for the 800 m length from the Forum to the North Gate. You can see the ruts from 1000's of chariot trips throughout the centuries and underneath the road is a sewer. When i first visited here 45 years ago there were stones missing from the old Roman Road and you could actually stand in the sewer but the holes have been covered with stones now, maybe to avoid people from injuring themselves. At one time there were 500 columns at the side of the road, not all the same height as it depended on the buildings each side of the road. Most of the columns you see today have been rebuilt about 60 years ago. Many important buildings stood each side of the road which included shops, the cathedral and important houses.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    If you are coming from Amman this will be the first thing you spot when you reach the old city. Very impressive standing 21 m high and built 1900 years ago for the visit of Hadrian. The arch was restored during the first part of this century. There are 3 separate doors underneath the arch.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    The oval forum was used as a market place and meeting point of the people and it must have been impressive when it was constructed about 2000 years ago, with its 56 columns around the whole area. It is easy to spend 15 minutes here and even better if you climb up to the Temple of Zeus for a better view.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    Thee hippodrome was where the chariot races took place and the arena could accommodate 15,000 spectators. The area was 245 m long and 52 m wide and today you can see re-enactments of the chariot races and the gladiators. Not sure if this is still happening during covid times.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • Clem B
    London, UK7 contributions
    I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going out of your way to visit this place but if you’re visiting Jerash or the Ajloun castle it’s a nice stop in-between. The purpose of this place is very respectable and despite the entry price being a little high for foreigners (10 JOD) it contributes to a good cause. There weren’t many foreign visitors there so the tour was in Arabic, but our guide, Ahmad Abu Musabbeh did a good job translating everything for us.

    4 stars as unfortunately the organisation was a little questionable - we called the reserve one day in advance to book a tour and we were told to come anytime, when actually the tours are at specific hours. Thus we ended up waiting at the place over an hour before joining the Arabic speaking tour - not a huge issue but not ideal.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • Wimenmaui
    Hasselt, Belgium44 contributions
    We had an amazing time at the site. The enormous complex allows for an entire day exploring.
    Almost no shade so be prepared for a hot day.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Darshana Ratnayake
    Amman, Jordan1,852 contributions
    The best place at jerash. Stunning creation of roman time. So many angals and backgrounds to get memorable photos.
    This is the icon of the jerash ruins. When u co top of the hills then this ovel plaza is an amazing creation.
    I got loys of pics in every angle. If u have a good eye, this is the best place to get pictures. It said this ovel plaza is 90m long and 80m wide.
    Written March 15, 2020
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    When was here it seemed to be 3 churches joined together, and the other 2 were the church of John the Baptist and the church of St. George. All 3 were constructed about 1500 years ago during a 4 year period. There is a remarkably mosaic in very good condition, which you can see from the wall surrounding it. The name of the church is after two Christian brothers who were physicians.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    The north theater is just as impressive as the south theater and looks very similar but there are less locals hanging around here ready to lay their instruments as they do in the south theater. The original theater was approached by steps leading to the stone seats but a few levels up. It was constructed in the 2nd century A.D. and doubled in size during the next century. It was abandoned in the 6th century and many of the stones were removed to construct other buildings.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • Sachin K
    New York City, NY5,842 contributions
    The Roman Army and Chariot Experience takes one back in time during the Roman period. It is indeed interesting but it could have been better enacted. One may consider seeing it but if one skips it, then you don’t miss much.
    Written August 4, 2019
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,984 contributions
    The museum was quite interesting with lots of pottery but what i liked most were the small Roman glass containers.
    Written September 19, 2021
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