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Gadara of Decapolis (re: Plinius the Elder)

A must visit. This place is number two after Jerash, Gerasa, another city of Decapolis in Jordan... read more

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Moscow, Russia
One of our favourite spots in Jordan

Um Qays is a fantastic place to visit: it feels surreal as you can enjoy awesome views over the Sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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

2  Thank Arch L
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

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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

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