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Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Half-Day Trip from Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking experience. I (and my Latin-speaking history-buff husband) had never heard of Jerash, and ere only fortunate enough to experience it as we were in Jordan with Jordanian friends. Truly spectacular sights. Guides are available-- basically locals who you pay what you wish to tell you what may or may not be historic fact. There's a little shop on the way in with snacks and drinks, otherwise facilities are minimal. I absolutely place this up there with Petra on must-sees in Jordan!

Visited September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been a couple of times now ... once to visit the site and once for a concert during the Jerash Festival. Seeing the sun going down here whilst waiting for the concert to start was a really stunning experience. I'm not sure you get the best out of the site by just walking around, you really need a guide to point out the details and the significance of the different areas. But even so, the amphitheatre, temple and the roman street are just amazing ... so well preserved.

Visited July 2014
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“The best roman ruins I have ever seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really wasn't expecting to see what I did. The ruins are huge and so well preserved. You can really visualise the area in its original form. This is perhaps the best kept roman ruins. Some of the temples and arches are huge. You are really free to explore the huge site, with many different sections. It's hard to describe until you see for yourself. It's worth tasking some time to sit back and absorb it in because it is very surreal. The entry cost is 8 d and it probably takes 2-3 hours to walk around at a leisurely pace. There is a visitor centre, toilets and shops by the entrance but apart from that, you can really wonder and explore on your own. We visited in low season so we came across very few visitors and visited each part of the site on our own. This really added to the experience. The site is really easy to get to- it's a 1 hr bus ride from the north bus terminal in amman (1d). Check for return bus times during Ramadan. Amazing!!

Visited July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful Jerash ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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