"Jerash/Jarash Roman treat 1" Jerash - Gerasa Tip by crazyman2

Jerash - Gerasa, Jordan: 87 reviews and 157 photos

  Enter the site through Hadrian's Arch
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  • Enter the site through Hadrian's Arch - Jordan
      Enter the site through Hadrian's Arch
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  • Buy your postcards from him! - Jordan
      Buy your postcards from him!
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  • The outside of the hippodrome - Jordan
      The outside of the hippodrome
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  • far end of the hippodrome - Jordan
      far end of the hippodrome
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  • the chariots race around this long central barrier - Jordan
      the chariots race around this long central barrier
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Do spend half a day or more wandering this site. It is amazing! There is so much here ---and most of it is still buried.
There are lots of archeological digs going on ----multinational in some cases.
Want to see a hippodrome? Jerash!
Want to see temples? Jerash!
Want to see arches? Jerash!
Want to see churches? Jerash!
Want to see amphitheatres? Jerash!
Want to see baths? Jerash!
Want to see a breathtaking plaza? Jerash!

Okay! You understand!

Now, as you enter through Hadrian's Arch, look out forthe boy who sells postcards. They're so cheap and there are no problems with them. The biy should be at school but his father died, our guide told us, leaving the boy to support his family. He will speak to you in about 15 languages!
The hippodrome is where chariot racing and some mock fighting were performed in front of 15000 spectators. You can watch chariot racing each day, I think; there are opportunities to have a go on them too ----though I didn't see this for myself.

So, I'm going to enter a few pages on this part of VT for you to enjoy.

If you find walking a little difficult then this may not be easy for you.
There are clean toilets and a restaurant/cafe on site.

Directions: About an hour north of Amman
Website: http://visitjordan.com

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  • Written Oct 16, 2009
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