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“Go for the view”
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The Citadel
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Ranked #3 of 87 things to do in Amman
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Owner description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Go for the view”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

There is a nice view from this site of the city and the Roman amphitheatre. However, within the site itself, the ruins are modest at most. If you don't like the sun, don't go as there is no shade inside.

Visited September 2012
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Amazing to find ancient Roman ruins in the middle of the city. A must for anyone travelling to Amman

Visited August 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

It really takes you back in time and if you have a guide that knows the history, it makes it all the more interesting

Visited September 2012
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“Great views over the city, an interesting site”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We walked up to the Citadel from just beyond the forum / bus station, take the second set of steps on the left and then at the top walk to the right up a side street (theres a small local shop selling drinks and snacks about 1/2 way up) and then take the right at the T junction the Citadel is on your left.

On entry we were approached by a guide offering his services which we politely declined and he left us to our own devices. There are a few boards with information at each of the sites, if you want to know more detailed info then it would be worth having a guide.

We decided to walk around the outskirts of the site first taking in the views of the city, gives a real indication as to the size of Amman. We then moved around the various ruins on site. There is also a museum but we didn't visit it was too hot to be inside !

Its not as striking or as big as Jerash but we spent a few enjoyable hours just wandering around. They are obviously trying to make improvements to the site to make it more tourist friendly. Given the state of the forum/ hashemite square when we visited this is probably the best place to come to view this too - unless you like tatty corrugated steel sheets in your photos!!!

On leaving we found the taxi driver tried his luck, we had got to the forum for 5JD, the taxi driver at the site wanted 18JD to take us back to the hotel !!! We simply walked away and magically the price dropped by half !!!

Visited September 2012
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“Excellent archeological site”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very interesting place to explore and make sure to look in the small museum. Best view of roman ampitheatre from up here.

Visited August 2012
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