Jolly Japes in Jerash

The Ruins of Jerash are amazing and well preserved; they are also known as The Ruins of the Walled. They are  situated in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. They are a mix of Greco-Roman and the ancient Arab traditions. This place is full of history dating back to the pre-classical period of the 1st millennium BC.




The Jerash ruins of Jordan are said to be the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. At just 48km (30mi) north of Amman, Jerash is a great day trip from the capital.



The ruins are the second biggest destination in Jordan.  The fact that so many structures remain intact provides archaeologists, historians and even the casual visitor an excellent taste of Roman rule in the Middle East. Excavation of this ancient city began in 1925 and continues to this day.


The city of Jerash is very easily reached by bus from Amman bus station. The bus ticket is not very expensive, around 1JD, or you could take a taxi there. Depending in how many people are going with you that wouldn’t be too expensive, a round-trip taxi journey cost about 60JD between four of us, and took about 40 minutes . The entrance to the site costs about 10JD.


Here I saw a beautiful ruins of a Byzantine Church. Very pretty mosaic.


It was an amazing afternoon, especially when the sun was going down. So gorgeous!


After spending the afternoon in Jerash I went for dinner in the city centre of Amman. I had some delicious Arabic meze, in a local restaurant called Jaffra Cafe.


Walking around the city centre I found an amazing shop where this guy mixes essential oils and creates the perfume you want. The best thing was that it cost me only 5JD for a 100ml of gorgeous aftershave. Fantastic!



I think I had a very productive day in Jordan. I enjoyed all the things I did there. If you have the opportunity to go there – don’t miss it!

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  1. How amazing the way the ruins have stood the test of time! In some of your photos they look golden in the light. Love the one where it seems you are crowned by ruins 😊. And the umbrellas roofing the alleyway?! Cool 😎

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  2. Oh, the ruins look so well-preserved, it’s hard to believe that it has been able to last this long. Hopefully it will continue to remain that way, the thing with ruins is that it’s so fragile, it can be gone anytime…but good thing I got to see it through you first, right? 🙂

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    1. Yes. It’s still very safe there. The tourist attractions are quite spread out. I would recommend planning what you really want to do too before going. They they have amazing sites there like Petra. Thank you for stopping by.

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