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Address: Jerash, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 6 551 3832
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Jerash Half-Day Trip from Amman
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Don't forget your suntan lotion....

We went round Jerash with a guide which is just as well or I think we would have missed a lot. Two weeks on it's all a bit of a blur but there is a lot to see and it was the best... read more

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went round Jerash with a guide which is just as well or I think we would have missed a lot. Two weeks on it's all a bit of a blur but there is a lot to see and it was the best bit of rubble crunching I've done in a while. It was pretty warm even in November so... More 

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Jerash with a friend, not really expecting much after a lot of people told me that if I have seen Petra, Jerash will not be interesting, but they were wrong. I loved it as soon as I walked in. The ticket is not as expensive as Petra (the ticket to Jerash is 10 JD for a foreigner... More 

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Sewickley, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love ruins; they stretch my imagination, amaze me with their workmanship, and inspire me to fill the gaps in my knowledge of history. These ruins are fantastic and easily accessible to anyone able to negotiate steps and, able to walk moderate distances. Much of what can be seen here is original, though a significant amount has been rebuilt... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this site since it is well preserved. It is called Pompeii of the East but in my opinion it is much better than Pompeii in Italy. One thing we less like, there are locals that try to get some money by offering help taking a picture. There are some shows but we missed it since we arrived in... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site gives you a great idea of how a Roman city would looked. From the gates, to the streets, to the forum, all of it is in great condition. I thought it involved a lot of walking and the paths/streets are uneven due to earthquakes. I would plan on staying for at least 2-3 hours.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Known as the Pompeii of the East. This is in my opinion one of the best sites in Jordon. It does not receive the same press as Petra but is just as spectacular. The vast majority of the site is still buried under the modern city but there is still plenty to see its colonnaded of shops, temples and theatres,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a Jordan highlight a large site in the middle of the modern city. We visited with a guide, but you can hire guides if you need. There was a small touristy market at the entrance, but we moved up to the impressive Hadrians gate before entering the site. The chariot race arena gave you an impression of what the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is a must see in Jordan! A sprawling complex of Roman ruins that are well preserved and restored in some cases. It will take you around two hours to walk the site and spend time in areas like the theatre. Bring your camera.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected bonus on our trip to Jordan - an enormous Roman site, in the process of applying to become a World Heritage Site and deservedly so. I've never been to an archaeological site before where you can almost see the people going about their business - it's that good.

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Buddina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about a half day trip from Amman and well worth the visit, excellent ruins and understandably still very mysterious as a big percentage cannot be uncovered due to the new city established on top of them. Very interesting history here.

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