Jerash Roman Ruins

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Must See Mar 10, 2011
I had no idea about the Jerash ruins when i first went to Jordan. Our cab driver recommended them to us. They are about an hour from downtown Amman.

The ruins are amazing. They just keep on going and going. You can walk around and climb through out them. There are a couple of ampitheaters both still in good condition, a hippodrome, temples, columns, and much more.

I definitly recommend seeing it.

Bring bottled water and comfortable shoes.
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henriques33 henrique…
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beautifull roman sights Mar 16, 2011
If your in Jordan you really must not forget to visit Jerash.

While there's still not that crowded tourist you can enjoy these ruins in a half a day.

Impresseing in what a condition some ruines are. Only a hour drive from Amman in the north.

just amazing
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Breathtaking roman site Feb 24, 2009
Known as the biggest and most preserved Roman site outside Italy – this town was built in 100 BC era and known as one of Decapolis (10 cities) which held important roles in the ancient trading and civilization around what now called Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

As other part surrounded this towns, Jerash was flourished during Roman period, then Ummayad era took over and and Persian later – this has contributing some impressive remains.

This site was around 800k sq meters and are very well preserved – consisting of magnificent Hadrian’s arch, hippodrome, oval forum, theaters, Zeus and Artemis temple and a fine – long colonnaded road with lots of pillars still stay still.

They have a show called Chariot Race with the horses and chariot in the hippodrome – which unfortunately wasn’t on that day.

You need to allocate at least half day here to be able to cover almost the whole area – and even longer if you want to really focus and see more around.

One of the great spot was the top entrance of the theater as we went from top of the hill and upon entering – found out ourselves reached the top part of the rounded seats and looking to the stage down there in the middle. There is a music show held here occasionally (that explains the bagpipe I found laying there at the bottom).
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Columns in Artemis Temple
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