Jerash Ruins
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  • PAQUITO-VIAJERO
    Valencia, Spain367 contributions
    A must go. Amazing ruines
    This is one of the best roman ruines I have ever seen, same level than Rome. They are so well preserved that you can easily imagine how life was there. You can freely access with the Jordan Pass, and there are some shops to buy souvenirs. The restaurant and bar is not very good, better to have lunch elsewhere. Be ready to walk and enjoy
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2023
  • Jadranka P
    London, United Kingdom718 contributions
    Amazing place
    It was included in our tour and the ruins are amazing. The guided walk started by the Arch, than the stadium where the locals did a bit of music .. pipes and drums … and expected some tip and the official tour finished at mid of Collonades … we continued the walk by North end to see 3 church remains and went to Zeus place to get photos as the view was the best for the area. Definitely worth a visit .. if possible with a professional guide.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China858 contributions
    Impressive Historical Site
    This is a very large Roman city which I understand is the largest and best preserved outside of Italy. The massive column ringed oval forum is impressive as are the Temple of Artemis and the hippodrome and amphitheater. This covers a large area and there is no shade.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Brenda S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
    A rewarding site worth the effort!
    These ruins are stunning. Unlike many place I have seen very little imagination is required to visualise what this city looked like. From the stable hippodrome, main road, temples and squares the mere is enough remaining to under stand purpose and scale. Take plenty of water, sun block hat and wind breaker. You are exposed to the elements while you wander this site. Yes there are toilets available.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
    Impressive archeological site
    Although the overwhelming majority of the buildings are destroyed in a large proportion, the archaeological site is impressive in size. the southern theater is relatively well preserved and truly impressive. Also, the pavement on Cardo has withstood time quite well.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • julielp
    Bloomington, Minnesota351 contributions
    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 1 May 2023
  • Xuma R
    Vila do Conde, Portugal375 contributions
    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 10 May 2023
  • Donald S
    Poinciana, Florida876 contributions
    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 11 May 2023
  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, United Kingdom922 contributions
    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 16 May 2023
  • Elaine B
    14 contributions
    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 27 May 2023
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christine n
New York City, NY124 contributions
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 8 February 2024
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wewhynot
Salisbury, NC1,008 contributions
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 25 January 2024
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Elissa K
5 contributions
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 10 January 2024
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Kathryn M
60 contributions
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 1 January 2024
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada10,878 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This Roman city ruins shows the reach outside of Italy of their empire. The archeological park’s buildings have really stood the test of time. One can only imagine how magnificent they looked back in the day when they were whole and painted.
Written 25 December 2023
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Flo
Kingston, Jamaica15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Had all these wonderful experiences and more in Jordan with the best tour guide Ibrahim call or WhatsApp +962 7 7236 5512
Written 21 December 2023
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NewtonS71
Burton upon Trent, UK116 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
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
Written 10 December 2023
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Lots to see and look at. The bedouin music at the theatre is a welcome surprise.
Loads of temples, roadways, churches and relics to look at.
Written 6 December 2023
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native-travels
Astoria, NY368 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This site is included in the Jordan Pass and is super big. It is well worth a visit but has very limited shade so keep that in mind. Be sure to wear sunscreen because you will be exposed for a long time. The ruins are lovely and the history is super interesting.
Written 30 November 2023
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P John B D
Lurgan, UK8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
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.
Written 22 November 2023
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