Jerash

Highly recommended
Jerash stands on the banks of Wadi Jerash, once known as Chrysorhoas, the "river of gold". On its left bank is the modern town; opposite stand the breathtaking ruins of Gerasa, at its peak in the 3C. The town's main monuments are an immense colonnade, a striking oval precinct, no fewer than three theatres, plus numerous temples and churches, all made from fine limestone. The pine forests on the nearby hills lend a bucolic note to the peaceful charm of this 2 000 year-old city.

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South Theatre, Jerash
South Theatre, Jerash
Undoubtedly Jerash's most striking
60 minutes
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Heading along the cardo maximus from the
60 minutes
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
The Temple of Artemis, one of the
60 minutes
Jerash Oval Precinct
Jerash Oval Precinct
One of the finest creations of Roman
90 minutes
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South Theatre, Jerash
South Theatre, Jerash
Undoubtedly Jerash's most striking
60 minutes
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Heading along the cardo maximus from the
60 minutes
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
The Temple of Artemis, one of the
60 minutes
See all