Jerash Ruins
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  • julielp
    Bloomington, Minnesota361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem!
    What a gem! I can’t believe that everyone talks about Petra and no one talks about Jerash! There are better ruins of Roman history than almost anywhere else in the world here. There is a whole city that is perfectly laid out. It was a very enjoyable day! I would highly recommend. Even children would enjoy.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Xuma R
    Vila do Conde, Portugal375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well preserved
    You can enter with Jordanpass. Parking at the entrance. You have restaurants inside, but outside are better. Prepare to walk some 3kms to see everything. Bring a hat and water(available inside also). The structures are big and a great historic value.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Donald S
    Poinciana, Florida877 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jerash City
    One of the better restored and preserved Roman Sites. The color still showes in the stone. You can tell this place was a busseling little city. This is a fairly resent recovered site just about 70 years ago. We have been all over Europe and this is a very well constructed City for the eliet Romans.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2023
  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, United Kingdom931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Roman town.
    We have seen Roman remains in Italy, Tunisia, France and Britain but the extent of the city of Jerash eclipses all of them. You do not need to exercise much imagination because you can wander the streets, sit in the theatres, climb to the temples and easily visualise life two thousand years ago. Despite the coach loads of visitors and large groups these can be left behind the further you walk from the entry point and you can have the grass strewn northern end of the Cardo Maximus to yourself. Take water, a hat and sun screen, allow a good 3 hours, not including the visitors’ Centre, then enjoy a snack and cold drink at the Old Roman restaurant just inside the car park.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Elaine B
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Greco-Roman ruins of Gerasa (Jerash)
    The Greco-Roman walled settlement of Gerasa is a must if you are visiting Jordan. The ruins lie a short distance north of Amman. You enter the ruins through the impressive entrance gate. The whole settlement is in brilliant condition, so well preserved. And there is so much to see. The amphitheatre is really impressive. There is a lot of walking with slopes and high individual steps. You do have to look where you are putting your feet as you could easily trip. There are water sellers on site but be prepared. It is a big mostly exposed site so dress appropriately: a hat and good footwear and plenty of Factor 50 sun cream.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 27, 2023
  • LondonNefertiti
    Greater London, United Kingdom1,414 contributions
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    Dont rush your visit and get a guide.
    Extensive ruins of a Roman city. Once it was buried in the sand but now you can see temples, theatres, colonnaded streets all are well preserved. This is a vast site and you need to have comfortable shoes on as there is a lot of walking involved. Get a guide to explain all the fascinating architecture to make it all come alive. There is a good small museum worth a quick visit as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Borek Seehak - atypustravel
    Brno, Czech Republic215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anas Alnizami Bani Mustafa - great native local guide for Jerash and whole Jordan
    Last year I had great experiences with Jordan local guides. As a tour leader I have guided 8 trips in Jordan in autumn 2022. I have every week different local guide. One of the best jordanin guide and one of best guide in my 25years of guiding was Anas Alnizami Bani Mustafa. He is not only professional with deep knowledge of his lovely country but he is really nice open mind person. I can highly recommend his services. He was always accurate, friendly and happy person. If you are looking for local guide in Jordan, Anas is definately perfect decision. Here is his contact number: 00962778396624
    Visited October 2022
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Athena Constantinou
    119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Amazing Experience back in time!
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 12, 2023
  • James B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Day in Jerash
    I went here as part of a group from a hostel in Amman, going to the ruins were beautiful and the atmosphere in the site incredible! It's packed full of history and would suggest visiting if you are in Jordan. I went from Amman with a great driver that I really recommend! If you want to get in touch with him to arrange a trip his name is Waleed Hussein and the number is 00962799952938. A good price, good car, and a good man!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Anna P
    Tiverton, United Kingdom167 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 August 26, 2023
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Annies_Mum
Northampton, UK45 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Wow - what an amazing place to visit. I visited as a part of a group tour. The site is far bigger than I expected and the quality of what is there to see is amazing. I was particularly impressed by the acoustics in the amphitheatre - ancient engineering at its best - and a far climb to the top of it!
Written April 19, 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,738 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
The Roman city of Jarash is a must see attraction in northern Jordan. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 749. The ruins are part of an Archaeological Park. You can enter the city via Hadrian's Gate, built 129/130 AD. Walk around the Hippodrome and stop by the visitor centre. The Cardo was the main street. Nearly two thousand years ago it would have been bustling with shops on both sides of the street. You can see the Temple of Artemis, built 135 AD. At the South Theatre, musicians entertained the visitors. When the piper heard that I was from the U.S., he played "Scotland the Brave"! I concluded my visit by climbing the hill to visit the small Jarash Archaeological Museum to see some of the original artifacts that have been found in the area.
Written April 16, 2024
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Kate P
104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
while the ruins are very well maintained and the place is a must see, be careful.
we got scammed the second we walked into the entrance. Not realising at the time some men started to put a scarf on my head I though ok maybe I needed one here which is strange but ok. They then tried to sell it to me and when i asked how much they were very aloof but had cornered me in the shop. It cost me 60JD to get out of the shop with a very expensive scarf I didn't need.
People will also offer to take your photo an ask for a tip.
Written April 5, 2024
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Ariyya
Kuwait City, Kuwait436 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
Jerash is likely the best preserved roman city in the Middle East. The site is large so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. A guide is helpful here as they can point out various places and explain the history. Expect to spend at least 2 hours here. The souvenir market outside was nice as it had some paintings by local artists.
Written March 30, 2024
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amg14
virginia389 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
It’s a beautiful site unfortunately ruined by the touts. They are at all the key places, the Roman theatre, temple of Artemis, nymphaeum, etc.,. You can’t enjoy in peace, they start telling you about the site, try to get you to buy souvenirs, etc.
Written February 29, 2024
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Ski'n bike
Hertford, UK609 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent all afternoon here, that was about right time wise.
It's truely brilliant. Our guide was equally good and brought the ruins alive.
If you have been to Pompei its the same idea, just so interesting.
Written February 28, 2024
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christine n
New York City, NY124 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
The Roman ruins at Jarash are amazing. They are well preserved and large enough to make for an interesting walk. There are a few mosaics and an amphitheater that is still used today.
Written February 8, 2024
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wewhynot
Salisbury, NC1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I visited Jerash twice during my recent trip to Jordan. Once solo, and the second time as part of a group tour. Both visits went fairly well, on the first one the day was a bit overcast and my driver didn't really give me a time frame, so I only visited part of the site.

Went through Hadrian's gate and then into the hippodrome stadium. Then continued on towards the main section close to Zeus' temple. walked around the site, visited the amphitheater and the temple; and a bit of the Cardo.

On the second trip, the weather was much better and walked through pretty much the entire site. Saw the mosaics on the floors of the older Byzantine temples, walked down the Cardo Maximus, visited both amphitheaters, the two main roads through the site.

If you enjoy Roman historical sites, this is a great place to visit.
Written January 25, 2024
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Elissa K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Spectacular ancient Roman city, amazingly preserved! From the moment you enter through Hadrian's Gate and then the South Gate to the Oval Plaza and the colonnaded main street to the South and North theaters to the Temple of Artemis to the Temple of Zeus, the Agora, the Hippodrome, the Nymphaeum.... it is all phenomenal! You don't find Roman ruins like this in Italy!!
Written January 10, 2024
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Kathryn M
61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An incredibly well restored site which was safe to walk around. I’ve of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. It was a much larger site than we imagined even though we had looked in guide books before our trip. The hippodrome is a fabulous area to see.
The round include the impressive Hadrian’s gate, Oval Plaza overlooked by the Temple of Zeus. The amphitheatre is spectacular! We were entertained by Jordanian bagpipes! Make sure you stand on the worn slab in the centre of the stage area to hear the most amazing acoustics that only sound as impressive in that one particular spot. The steep steps to the top of the seating is well worth the climb. The paved and colonnaded Cado are impressive.
There is a LOT more to see at this site so allow plenty of time. We had around an hour and a half there but could easily have spent much longer.
Written January 1, 2024
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