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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 7 7708 5343
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A lovely Roman ruin

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to this site. it may not be the most expansive Roman runs I have visited, but it had a certain charm. I especially enjoyed the basalt theatre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to this site. it may not be the most expansive Roman runs I have visited, but it had a certain charm. I especially enjoyed the basalt theatre. Another fascinating feature is the fact that from the ruins one can see Syria, Israel and the West Bank - it made the modern situation all the... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must admit that I love "all things Roman", but this site does not disappoint. The main road stretches for nearly 2 km and both sides are covered with interesting ruins. It is obvious that there is still an awful lot to be excavated, but we found enough interesting stuff to keep us busy for some 3 hours. The view... More 

Thank Dirk W
Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well according to my view point, if u have enough time go if u don't have time just don't go that's my idea about the place because we have better places in Jordan to spend the time in

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited most of the great Roman ruins in the world like Pompeii and Ephesus I can't give Umm Qais 5 stars as it isn't in the same league but they are good ruins and worth a visit for sure. The views across to lake Tiberius are worth it alone. The ruins themselves are fairly small in both size and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is an extensive site, including a road with ruined columns and an amphitheatre. The upper town is partially restored or used for newer buildings, with a small museum. You can explore a lot of the ruins and do it in relative peace due to the smaller number of tourists. The guides (JOD10) are not even very pushy. But the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was told this place is too far and not worthy a visit to the contrary I found this place to be charming with great views of four countries from one spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A site that is a must See in Jordan, so much history here+ you can see Israel,Syria and the Golan heights at the same time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stunning views surround you as you stand amidst these well preserved ruins. Looking out over Jordan, Syria and Israel and the Palestinian Territories(Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee) it feels so peaceful and looks serene despite the turmoil beyond Jordan's borders. We met a bus load of people who were originally from Palestine but were exiled and now are... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Um Qais our first stop on a day trip from Amman that also included Ajloun and Jerash. We hired a mini bus and driver to make the trip easy (Jett Travel has bases in Chicago and Amman.) Um Qais is on a hill overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee--just seeing the view and contemplating the history of... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

it needs quite a drive from Amman to visit .. you can hire a guide for 30 Jordanian dinars if you like, not audio guides .. the views from there are amazing, too bad it was cloudy with a little bit of rain when i visited ... i stayed for hardly an hour because i was on a day excursion... More 

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