Jerash Ruins
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  • Anna P
    Tiverton, United Kingdom310 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real surprise
    Jerash was a revelation. I knew the Romans went far and wide but I had no idea of their impact in the middle east. The ruins at Jerash are still not completely excavated. Those which have been uncovered are in fantastic condition. I would recommend going with a guide as they bring the whole thing to life. There is a spoon in one of the columns, you can feel the stone moving and that's why it has survived.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
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    Jerash has spectacular ruins
    Jerash is the most intact Roman ancient city outside of Italy. It's a few hours outside of Amman. It has some spectacular ruins, which repay attention to the details. If you have any interest in the ancient world, you will gain inspiration from Jerash.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Sophie & Paul
    Montreal, Canada251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History galore !
    Even though you do not plan to visit Jerash, while in Amman remember that you are only less than a one-hour drive away. The visit of the Jerash historical grounds will take you only two hours to do. So basically, accounting for an hour drive to get to, an hour to get back from, you are looking at a four to five hour event from Amman, which we consider to be a must ! Jerash offers a historical perspective into the Roman presence in the Middle East from a historical perspective.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • browncondo2102
    Kitchener, Canada1,767 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Ruins
    Jerash was inhabited over 6,500 years ago by Romans. It was one of 10 great cities of Rome which was part of the Decapolis. Paved streets, hillside temples and city walls show the Roman urbanism.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Karen MM
    Paphos, Cyprus12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    A stunning site over a large area. Allow a couple of hours to explore it. There are ample facilities and a cafe. Guides are available. There is an issue with over zealous scarf sellers around Hadrian’s arch.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Maria0Magdalena
    London, United Kingdom555 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sun exposed site filled with wonders
    The ruins are in an archaeological park. You enter through a vistors centre and walk through a faux souq like area first. It is a very large site, very sun exposed, but plenty of people selling water everywhere. There is so much to see and it is very impressive. There are plaques in front of all the aspects of the site, so it is very informative. We did Jerash as part of a day trip from Amman, first going for breakfast in As Salt, then visiting Ajloun and then Jerash.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Michelle R
    West End, United Kingdom304 contributions
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    Stunning Roman ruins
    This was a fantastic site. Walking in through the front arches and past the hippodrome was a prequel to what was to come. We were taken around the main visitor site by a guide. It was very insightful to have his knowledge. The site was breathtaking and seeing so many temples and Roman artefacts was truly spectacular. There was so much to see and do, we could have explored forever but it was getting dark so we had to leave!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • traya2
    Amherst, Canada216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well Worth a Visit!
    This is a large complex of Roman ruins, many parts having been restored. Lots to see with signage to explain a bit about what you are seeing. Temples & theatres are a highlight. While in one of the theatres, 2 Jordanians starting playing the bagpipe & drum! It was great!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • P John B D
    Lurgan, United Kingdom49 contributions
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    Jaresh- should be a definite 1/2 day visit!
    Absolutely stunning and well worth the visit. About an hour or less north of Amman. JETT buses run the route but only Thursday to Saturday I believe. There are local buses which are very cheap apparently 1.1 JD near the northern bus station that go here, but only when the bus is full. Early am or late afternoons basically with commuter's. I tried later morning and it was unlikely anything would go so after a short wait opted for a taxi. At the time of writing tourism is down a lot which will also impact numbers of passengers and potential frequency of the local buses. So for my taxi I haggler to pay 30JD return with 2 hours at the site, which for me was plenty to see and photograph everything.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 November 2023
  • NewtonS71
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing preserved Roman ruins
    Wow. The history of this place, the preserved structures, absolutely spell binding. We had a local tour guide who explained what we were looking at which, to get the best out of the visit is recommended. It's so amazing how all of this has been buried under soil for years, and there's still more to be extracted
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica634 contributions
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Mar 2020
Included in the Jordan Pass.
Most people come to Jordan for Petra and overlook Jerash and go straight south. Try not to make that mistake, this was and outstanding visit. We hired a guide for 30JD for 1.5 hours and it was worth the money. This site is slightly bigger than Pompey and far better preserved.
Save a good 3-4 hours depending on the level of curiosity you have for these kind of sites. You will see the amphitheater, the Cardo Maximus(main road), Adriano Arch, the amazing forum.

Worth the short drive from Amman.
Written 14 March 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,691 contributions
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Jan 2020
I was astonished to find one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world in Jordan, less than 1 hour from Amman. I was also astonished that Jerash hasn’t been named a World Heritage Site! While Jordan has tried a few times to get this gem approved, UNESCO has denied the request for a variety of reasons. Since 2004, the Jerash Archeological city has sat on the ‘World Heritage Tentative List’. Ancient Gerasa dates to the time of Alexander the Great and the 4th century BC. It reached its glory days during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. It’s helpful to have a guide, but with a little research, you can enjoy exploring on your own. Allow about 3 hours to leisurely walk the whole area, soak up the history, and marvel at the architectural beauty of this great Roman city of columns.
Written 31 March 2020
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Mus
Toronto, Canada146 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
This site is unbelievably beautiful! It shows main part of an entire city during that civilization. Try to explore every part of it.
It’s totally worth it.
If you’re staying in Amman, it’s not that far. For the transportation option, there’s a taxi but it’s a bit expensive, so if you go with this option try to negotiate the fee.
Second option is taking a public bus from the tabarbour bus station, and the cost is 1JD. You don’t need to get a ticket in advance. Just show up and go onto the bus, there might be a wait time for the buss to fill up. For the entrance ticket to the site, it’s 10JD. And it’s included in the Jordan pass if you have one.
Written 25 February 2020
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mtangulo
Washington DC, DC951 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
These are the remains of a great Roman city where you can admire the grandeur of the Roman empire architecture and its expansion into these far territories.
One visits the areas of public gathering, the impressive entrance gate, the hippodrome, the plaza and the cardo surrounded by plenty of columns, stairs, the remains of fountains and lots of rubble. You will find many great spots for pictures. Take time to admire the stairs towards the Artemis temple. Visit the amphitheater, walk up to the upper corner of the stairs and admire the view. The site has all the features of Roman cities, it is quite a walk, some stairs optional but worth taking.
Written 10 February 2020
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Ovidiu R
Cluj-Napoca, Romania105 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
This is an amazing place to visit if you like the roman empire history but not only. This is a well preserved city and the miracles of roman "engineering" will blow your mind. This place has a special alenergy and will amaze with it's complexity and, with the help of o good tour guide, you will have a complete idea of how life was lived there ages ago.
Written 3 January 2020
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Wanderer0213
Craig, MT602 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely amazing! We spent two hours with a guide and were blown away, a must stop in the area! Our guide was included in the entery fee, not sure if all are included, but our guide was very informative. Took us two hours, including the museum at the end. Well worth the stop!
Written 23 February 2020
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Kcmenon
Manama, Bahrain263 contributions
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Nov 2021
A must watch City Ruins from Roman Era, part of UNESCO sites in Jordan. Will be amazed by the city planning done during Roman era with proper paved path, sanitary networks and so on. Length of tour 2-3 hr. Ideal to visit from Nov to Feb when weather is just fine. Ruins of ancient temples, theaters, shopping mall, water ways are really astonishing. Entry ticket is part of Jordan pass or can be brought at entrance for JD 10. Tour operators arrange Guide to tour you inside and there are shelters and restaurant only at entrance.
Written 4 January 2022
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Athena Constantinou
96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Jerash is one of the most spectacular places in the world to observe daily life in Roman times, being the most complete and best preserved city of the Eastern Roman Empire. It is believed to have been founded by Alexander the Great on his way from Egypt to Mesopotamia (4th century BC). Gerasa, as it was called in Hellenistic times, came under Roman rule in the 1st century and flourished. The drive from Amman takes less than an hour, but your journey to 2,000 years ago begins as soon as you pass through Hadrian's Arch, the magnificent entrance gate. Wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses, your best walking shoes, plenty of sunscreen, and a hat, as you will be exposed to the sun for hours and there is little shade. There are locals selling water on site, which of course is overpriced, and pushy local vendors offering souvenirs. If you do not want to get involved with this, politely walk away. Plan for half a day so you have enough time to enjoy your visit.
Written 12 July 2023
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rajesh u
New Delhi, India166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
About an hours drive from Amman the Jerash site is a tourist's delight. Spread over a few acres it showcases the Roman influence on the region. The various gateways, the collonaded streets, the oval plazas, the temples of Artemis, the amphitheaters are all Roman. The restoration work is pretty much an ongoing process, but the feel is unmistakable. Please take the services of a guide to understand the place. Churches of later vintage are part of the site. The visitors centre offers souvenir and food shops and restroom. Allow around 3 - 5 hours for a unhurried visit.
Written 17 January 2020
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sharpy2223
Central Coast Sydney Australia9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The ruins were fantastic. They need to be done with a guide ( we were on a tour) to understand the site correctly. I gave one star to make visitors aware of the restaurant near the entrance. It’s a complete rip off price wise but the gold toothed rat that acts as maître d is a complete pig. Some of our tour declined his slimy invitation to food or a drink so as the fake smile slipped from his face he started berating them in Arabic under his breath. We asked to buy a plate of fries but was told it only came with a sandwich purchase. Later on he came out with a plate of fries for a group behind us. Visit the site but avoid the restaurant and this slimy man.
Written 5 October 2023
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