On our way to Petra we flew into Jerash, Jordan.
The last thing we expected to find in Jordan were ruins of an ancient Roman city!
What a unique experience it was to enter the main arch and find ourselves worlds away.
Our kiddos had a lovely time exploring the different areas and rooms.
That is, until we found giant centipedes throughout the overgrown brush (Our son counted 70 throughout our visit) and we decided the natural clear path was a little safer.
The site was grander than we had expected and we spent a few hours making our way through the well preserved ruins.
The beautiful blue skies added to the happy mood we felt as we strolled through and were greeted by the young locals who requested to take selfies with our kiddos.
While our visit went pretty smoothly, we did run into a few inconveniences such as finding parking and where to purchase our tickets to enter the ruins.
– Parking Dilemma:
There is a small parking lot across from the ruins that we found to be very packed and chaotic.
There was an unofficial personnel who was keeping an eye on the vehicles and doing his best to guide traffic in and out of this small cluttered lot.
Lucky for us, a car was pulling out as we were making our way in.
We had to tip the guy so he would keep our car secure and for basically allowing us to park there, ha!
So be sure to bring cash in local currency.
– Purchasing Tickets:
We expected a ticket window next to the entry gate, however there wasn’t one.
In fact, all we saw was a fence surrounding the ruins.
Thankfully another tourist was walking by and we managed to ask them for directions.
There is a mall next to the ruins where you purchase your tickets inside and from there you enter.
Looking back it make sense but at the time, it wasn’t very obvious.
– Final Thoughts:
Aside from centipedes, finding parking near the ruins, and purchasing the tickets it was a wonderful family adventure.
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