Jerash city in Jordan is located north of the capital city of Amman at a distance of about 35 km. Drive from Amman to Jarash is beautiful & you come across many flower/plant nurseries lined miles along the road.
Jerash city is said to be inhabited since the Bronze Age. Fonded in 4th century BC, Jerash city is known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. Its also called 1000 columns city. 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch (11 mtr high main southern gate of the city), the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade are located here.
Archaeological Museum is also located in the complex which displays artifacts excavated from the site. The view of Oval Plaza overlooking the old & new city (divided by gold river with 2 bridges still in use) from top of the Ampitheater is fabulous.
We visited during end of March, which is said to be one of the best times to visit Jordan.
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