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Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is a great historical place to visit There are plenty o f web sites detailing the history of the area through the different ruling periods and about the earth quake. What you do need is decent walking shoes or trainers for this site. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tysonator
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A must visit. This place is number two after Jerash, Gerasa, another city of Decapolis in Jordan which is much better preserved. However, Roman Theater and old basilica built of the black basalt looks fantastic. There is also a nice restaurant on top of Agora...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Um Qays is a fantastic place to visit: it feels surreal as you can enjoy awesome views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, whilst walking through the Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and then more recent Ottoman ruins. To top it all , you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

From downtown Irbid(busstation new amman) you can take the shuttle bus to the busstation north and from there you can go with shuttle bus Umm Qays to this archeological site. They charge 5 dinar for entrance fee for tourists and for locals or valid residence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank yuzmech
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We took a guide for 10 jd. This is an old roman town. The guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and gave us some great insight. We started with the greek wall and then stepped towards the amphitheater which is being excavated. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank archlav
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The chronological details of Umm Qays ruins details are easily available online. It is a must visit Roman ruin. Few points need to be noted. 1. Guide is not that essential for the tour unless you feel like helping the locals. 2. Easy climbing needed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was tricky to find this site but when we found it it was certainly worth it. The setting was stunning and it was great to explore the remains with the family

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jennifer H
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