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Review of Jerash Ruins

Jerash Ruins
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank shailesh D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were debating visiting Jerash on our 9 day itinerary in Jordan, but we made the day trip out of Amman to see it and it was well worth it! The ruins are very well preserved and extensive: there is so much to see! We have been to Pompeii and can say that Jerash, relatively unheard of by foreigners, is definitely a rival to the Napolitan site. It is a must do in Jordan and exceeded our expectations.
It is also included in the Jordan Pass which I recommend any tourist in Jordan to buy.

Thank sebmport
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Hard to describe the scale of the remains here. Would highly recommend a guide to get the most from your visit as there are a lot of features that are very interesting but that you are unlikely to identify without a guide. When our guide said we needed to allow up to 3 hours to have a reasonable tour of the site we thought he was exaggerating and wondered why it would take so long - we now know why! Apart from Petra, one of the most memorable places we visited on our tour of Jordan. Worth wearing trainers or sturdy shoes as there a lot of uneven surfaces. Would suggest an early or later start if visiting in the hotter months as limited shelter / cover from the sun.

Thank RLionheart
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This complex goes on and on. At every turn there is something more interesting. Make sure to allow plenty of time to take in the enormity of this ancient site.

Thank Aero999
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Roman city of Jerash is impressive to say the least. A lot of structures are still primarily intact making it possible to imagine how the city was 2000 years ago. There are guides available but we wandered the ruins for a good 3 hours without one and found the signs with information adequate.

Thank Ldhooge
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