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I got a local bus from Madaba to Um er Rasas and must admit I found it disappointing after the other marvels I'd seen in Jarash as well as the mosaics in Madaba. Nice bus ride and some lovely views so don't regret going there....just...More
About an hour south-ish from Amman (head along the Airport road and follow the brown tourist signs), you will find this historic site. There are something like 16 churches on this site and a couple of monk's towers as well. One of the churches,St. Stephen's...More
This is a special site that has around 44 churches on top of each other. The location has one main Church that is now an archaeological site with good administrative development around it. The mosaic is beautiful and amazing. The definitely was a regional hub...More
The mosaic remains of several Byzantine churches dating back to the 5th century AD can be visited at this site, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.. a bit off the beaten track but a real gem. The ruins of a Roman town, largely unexcavated,...More
We stopped by on our way here to kerak from madaba. We got in with the Jordan pass. There is plenty of parking. There is woman cooperative to buy souvenirs. There is a restroom as well to freshen up. We walked along the path and...More
Well I have to admit, my wife and I are ruin junkies. In Jordan, we were in heaven. Of course you have Petra, but there are many, many other place to go to that are quite interesting. Um er Rasas was our first stop after...More
It's not a big site, relatively close to Madaba. When we were there we were alone but that shouldn't deter you from visiting. It's interesting to spend some time wondering the ruins while the mosaics are nice to see.