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How to get there


The site now lies on a modern highway that links Amman with the northern boundary of the Kingdom towards Syria; the drive takes 40 minutes from Amman at a leisurely speed. As you approach, it is after a corner of the highway that you are suddenly faced with a wonderful view of the ruins, with the Triumphal Arch in the foreground. On the other side of the highway lies the modern town of Jerash.

By Bus:

Alpha Daily Tours:
Tel: (06) 5855196 - Organize a full day tour on Friday that includes visiting Ajlun and Umm Qays. The tour also includes lunch, entrance fees, and an English speaking guide. Departure is from the Alpha Terminal at the 7th circle in Amman. The bus leaves at 9 am. Half-day tours are also available, click here for more information.



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Only half an hour's drive northwest from Jerash is the magnificent Ajlun Castle, built high above the scenic landscape at the edge of the Ajlun Nature Reserve. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Jerash for a few days.

Jerash is internationally acknowledged as one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire.

Guidebooks, maps and information are available from the Visitors' Centre near the South Gate.

Jerash boasts as unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.