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Jerash Ruins
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Jerash the Complete Roman City
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Jerash Half-Day Trip from Amman
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Jerash
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Put aside a good good chunk of time for this site. These ancient Greco-Roman ruins are indeed awesome. One of the cities of the Decapolis (the ten cities )this Roman city of Gerasa is one of the best preserved Roman cities. Stroll through Hadrian's Arch to the Hippodrome, to the South Theatre, Oval Forum and beyond to the Temple of Artemis. It's an up-and-down walk and a long one, so gear up on sensible shoes, a wide-brimmed hat and carry plenty of water.
A good guide is a bonus, otherwise read up on the place before you go.

Thank Pahari
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Well marked hippodrome, Byzantine church mosaics and ruins as well as Roman ruins. We hired a local guide who was knowledgable and very informative. 2 very well preserved amphitheaters, temples, Roman roads, baths and vast open spaces for future archeology digs.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

HUGE easily accessible Roman ruins, remarkably well preserved for 2 millennia, especially hippodrome, theater, aqueducts, roads. They typically have twice-daily reenactments of chariot races and gladiator battles, but these had been stopped the day we attended. Placards describe very well the ruins visited; the experience gives a great understanding of life in Gerasa during the 1st century AD. At least as good as Ephesus and Roman Forum.

Thank dcne
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pros
-Beautiful ruins
-So much history
-Great photos
-Quite a bit of walking
-Lovely views of the city form the ruins

Cons
-A little bit too hot walking around (end April, think temperatures were higher then normal)
-Refreshments on site as you would expect, VERY expensive, take a bag full of your own :)

We didn't feel we needed to pay for a guide

Thank Happylucy21
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

We used JIT for a four day tour of Jordan. The ruins at Jerash will be a lasting memory of that trip. Extensive ruins in excellent condition tell the story of the area in such a tangible way. The most astounding part of the visit for me was to stand in the focal point of the theatre and experience the natural acoustic amplification of the structure. Still astounds me that the effect was like having stereo headphones on and hearing your own voice amplified back to you, except it is simply exceptionally clever design and construction of the theatre. No batteries required!!

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