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{Discovering the Roman Ruins of Jerash}

· Jordan ·

September 6, 2018 4 Comments

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.

Jordan has this amazing Roman Ruins inJerash.

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.

Jordan and its Ruins of Jerash.




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 ย 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.

To see more of our trip in Jordan go here and for and more travels though the Middle East go here.


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    August 3, 2017

    The ruins look amazing! Were locals asking to take photos with you all day? When we were in India, everyone asked to take selfies with us because they thought we were famous! Haha

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      August 6, 2017

      Mari, I think they don’t get to see too many children from America. My kids sure felt like celebrities though ๐Ÿ˜ I had the same experience in India though, kinda crazy they wanted to take photos with us as much as we wanted to take a pic with them. Thanks dear!

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    August 10, 2017

    So amazing! Looks like there is so much more to see in Jordan than just Petra!

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      August 13, 2017

      Yes Laura, we flew into Jerash on our way to Petra definitely a great stop to make along the way. Thanks dear! ๐Ÿ’—