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.
Jerash is considered the most well preserved Roman Ruins outside of Italy. It is also one of the busiest tourist sites in Jordan located only 45 minutes from Amman. Make sure to hire a guide to learn all about it. The market nearby is a great place to buy some local crafts too! http://theplanetd.com/jerash-amphitheatre-jordan-photography Discovered by The Planet D at Jarash, 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.