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The Roman Army and Chariot Experience

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Closed for Ramadan

We were excited to see a show with Roman chariots. When we visited they were not showing any shows... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
archlav
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
via mobile
My children love it!

Nice thing to do with children...to realize how history was on that time. Even though is not 10/10... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Flavsy
,
Muscat, Oman
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  • Average15%
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“tactics”(4 reviews)
“chariot”(11 reviews)
“gladiator”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I missed this on a previous visit to Jerash and was pleased to catch it this time. Don’t expect top quality acting: that’s not what it’s about - much more an entertaining way of making the hippodrome and it’s history come alive. The show lasts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We were excited to see a show with Roman chariots. When we visited they were not showing any shows due to Ramadan. We went down to the stables to see the horses and the chariots. My little one enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank archlav
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Nice thing to do with children...to realize how history was on that time. Even though is not 10/10, this people do their best to produce this show.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Flavsy
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Bottom line - unless you have plenty of time on your hands and for some reason do not want to spend it exploring the wonderful ruins themselves, take a pass on this. At 12 JD (more than $15) it's pricey and just not worth the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ber357
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The roads for chariots were paved on a diagonal grid so that the wheels of the chariots didn't go inside the grooves . The roads were designed very well for 2 way traffic

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rizwan S
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The show was good and we could really see the actors make good effort to put up a nice show... But as other reviews indicated, the show was lackluster for most part. Couple of suggestions: - Add shade to sitting area so folks do not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank vikadakavi
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I like reading about the Roman military, about Julius Caesar, Pompey etc. So I already knew most of the information the announcer told us during the performance. But it was still fantastic to actually see the formations and weapons in real life. You don't need...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Anonyny
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The show was nice, but the lack acting skills, i mean there are ways to act in a safe way, but their was just pretend . paid 12 dinar and well i really expected to see something different. oh well.. it was still a nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 January 2018

They recently restarted the Army/Chariot experience at the hippodrome. In December 2017 it cost $12 dinar for the show. The show is about 30 mins of lackluster military formations and a v v weak pretend gladiator fight. There is commentary that is supposed to play...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dlam626
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The sign is still outside the Hippodrome (I've uploaded a picture), but due to the regrettable decline in tourism in Jordan, this show is not taking place (not enough revenue to pay the cast & crew). With the problems in Syria, Iraq, etc, it’s unlikely...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Sharon R
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Me too! One week of stay in Jordan, I should not miss this one.
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