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Reviewed 4 September 2019

This archaeoligical site is definitely out of ordinary tourist routes, but affording the trip to arrive there definitely worths. All the site has an intense atmosphere. Staff at the visitor center is very friendly. Pella can be added in an 1 day tour from Amman...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tlessio
Reviewed 3 May 2019

I'd say if you are anywhere near Pella, definitely go see the ruins there. This was one of ancient Rome's Decapolis cities and it's beautiful and full of history and mystery. I enjoyed most having the place all to ourselves. Enjoy a picnic lunch or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

This was the forth stop on our cold rainy 160 mile circuit of north Jordan from our Toledo Hotel in Amman. Its just 2 km up from the Jordan Valley Highway in a very rural area. After parking, we used our Jordan Pass to enter...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Worth visiting on the way to Umm Qais (Gadara). No reason to take a speciat trip there. However, it's another city of Decapolis after Philadelphia (Amman), Gerasa (Jerash) and Gadara (Umm Qais).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mikhail R
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience covering over 8,000 years of history. The second century Roman ruins are small but interesting. Is it possible that the ruins of a Byzantine church could be some of the oldest in the region? You decide! This little park makes for a nice...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dfbjumps
Reviewed 25 March 2018

On day 2 of the Jordan Trail. The ruins have limited interest. There are 2 small, friendly shops near the entrance at the bottom for supplies (water !). The hot springs indicated on maps and guidebooks are dry. I do recommend the nearby SHE Ecopark...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Pella is know as an ancient city that was a refuge for the Christians that escaped Jerusalem in 70 AD. Became very important because of trade routes. The excavations and preservation levels are very poor and admission was only 2 Dinar per person. The archaeological...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Private_tour_Israel
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way back to Jerash having driven to Umm Qais earlier. We were just making a big loop. I am not sure where some of the photos were taken because they sure do not match what I saw. The site is large...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were the only ones there the day we toured! There is very little sinage within the ruins themselves, like other Jordan sites it is cheap to visit but lacking in up keep. We enjoyed the ruins due to their biblical significance but it is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank likes_to_travel1200
Reviewed 15 November 2016

And neglected by most tourists, which is not such a bad thing, because you'll be on your own wandering this site. Obviously it is not Jerash or Umm Qais, so it depends on your interests. We liked it a lot.

Date of experience: October 2016
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