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Jerash, the Gerasa of Antiquity (Ancient Greek: Γέρασα), is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate (محافظة جرش), which is situated in the north of Jordan, 48 kilometres (30 mi) north of the capital Amman towards Syria. It is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River.

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Ruins of the street columns of the Cardo Maximus in the ancient Decapolis city of Gerasa (modern day Jerash, Jordan.

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Jarash | جرش

Cardo Maximus. Jerash, Jordan. Massive ancient Roman ruins of a city 800,000 sq meters.

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Important Travel Tips for Jordan

Jordan is undoubtedly central to the world when considering incredible historic events. You’ll be surprised that it is the warmth of its’ people that leave you with the most lasting of impressions. We spent 5 incredible days in the Kingdom last month covering Jerash all the way down to the Red Sea in Aqaba. A detailed itinerary is on the way but first, here are important travel tips for Jordan you should know before visiting.

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