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Reviewed 28 October 2019

The site is very extensive and well reconstructed. It could have used more signage if you aren't touring with a guide. Loved the bagpipes!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank thundering-pause
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Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

I'm not sure how to review such an amazing, sprawling majestic site as the Ruins at Jerash in one review. Suffice to say they are unmissable and one of the finest Roman ruins in the world.
As the guide we had said, Jerash is to Jordan what Pompeii is to Italy.
The site is largely unexcavated, only 30% or so, but what you see here in all its splendour hint at some of the treasures that will be revealed over time.
The Forum is amazing with its oval shape, limestone flagstone and stunning rows of ionic columns.
The Temple of Artemis with its gorgeous sandstone columns is another highlight
The Hippodrome used to hold 15,000 but is now one of the sites most in need of continued restoration.
The North Theatre, the smaller of the two in the complex, is a gem. It's really well preserved despite earthquake damage and is a lovely place to sit. Theres a wooden stage for you to sample the acoustics.
The South Theatre is absolutely vast and the acoustics are amazing. Stand in the groove in the centre of the stage and hear it off yourself. For me this theatre was the highlight of Jerash.
Check out the amazing mosaics in the ruins of the Church of St Cosmos and Damianus and take your time strolling along the 800m long colonise lined main thoroughfare the Cardo Maximus.
Set aside 3 or 4 hours at least for Jerash and go early as it gets very hot as the sun climbs the sky. If you go early you gave the place much more to yourself too.
A spellbinding amazing gem of a place. One of the highlights of my trip to Jordan.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

This was one of the very pleasant surprises - to visit in Jordan the ancient ruins of Jerash (the Roman name of the city was Gerasa).
This city have its roots in Neolithic period, and it was partially destroyed in two main earthquakes.
We walk in besides the Arch of Hadrian, built for the visit of Roman emperor Hadrian at Gerasa in the year 129 AD.
Then I'll enumerate the main attractions of the site : the huge Oval Forum, the Hippodrome, the North Theater - with some local representations, the Cardo Maximus, the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, the Northern Tetrapylon, the Jerash Nymphaeum, the City Walls.
I saw something similar in Turkey, at Ephes, or in Italy - Pompeii.
If you plan to visit Jordan - Jerash is a "must".

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gabriel A
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Nice place to go when visiting the north part of Jordan. The site is surrended by the city which give a special mix of old and new building.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Simon P
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Reviewed 24 October 2019

Very large old Roman complex. Impressive to walk through the large old remainings, though there is still much to restore.

Beware there is almost no shade, so bring stuff against the hot sun.

Date of experience: October 2019
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