Travel Photo of the Week — Jerash, Jordan

Posted by - July 6, 2011 | Category: Escapes, Jordan, Middle East

Although there has never been any sort of volcanic activity here, the Roman ruins of Gerasa in the modern-day town of Jerash are often referred to as the “Pompeii of the Middle East” because they are so extensive and so well-preserved.

Situated 48 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital of Amman, Jerash once again this year will host the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts which will feature Arab singers as well as local and international dance and music troupes.

With an admission fee of only 5 Jordanian dinar (about 7 U.S. dollars), it’s a great way to spend a day, and a steal  compared to it’s more well-known and more expensive sister to the south – Petra.Roman Ruins Jerash Jordan

 

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