From Aljoun Castle in Amman Jordan, we drove around 40 minutes (30 kms) north to the beautiful Archaeological Site of Jerash. A beautiful ancient city that is a must see for anyone visiting Jordan.
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- Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
- The Archaeological Site of Jerash
- Hadrian’s Arch
- Colonnaded Street
- Oval Plaza
- South Theater
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Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
To enter the ruins in Jerash it will costs you 12 dinars / Php 862 (this includes the the entrance to the Jerash Archaelogical Museum). If you have a Jordan Pass, no need to pay as this site is included.
The site is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the summer and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the winter.
The Archaeological Site of Jerash
Once we arrived, our driver lead us to the entrance of Jerash. We walked through a souq (market) where they were selling all sorts of souvenirs. We were told by our driver to be mindful of our belongings as there are some pickpockets lurking around the entrance.
I admittedly had never heard of Jerash before this trip and also didn’t do any prior research so when I saw Hadrian’s Arch was shocked. It is stunning! I had no idea that there was more to come.
Hadrian’s Arch was build to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian to Jerash in 129 AD.
I loved walking through Colonnaded Street. The walkway is still paved with original stones. Isn’t it so beautiful! The beams were really high and it’s amazing that they’re still standing.
Making our way up the stairs to get a closer look of the Sanctuary of Artemis.
The Oval Plaza is expands around 720 meters (90m x 80m).
There is so much to see in Jerash and we spent a few hours just wandering and looking at the beautiful ruins. Expect A LOT of walking so make sure you wear comfortable footwear, bring some light snacks and also water.
If you want to know more info you can call them through this number: (02) 6351272.
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