Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Jerash, Jordan, Asia

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Jerash, Jordan, Asia

Jerash is the capital and the largest city in Jerash Governorate towards the north of Jordan and Jerash is surrounded by mountains and valleys. Economy of Jerash mainly depends on tourism and agriculture, region of Jerash is very fertile and there are thousands of olive trees in Governorate and Jerash Private University is the only university in the region. Majority of populace of this region are Arabs followed by Circassians and Armenians.

Jerash is surrounded by Ajloun, Neaime, Al Hosn, Al Mafraq, Al Thughra, Al Zarqa, Aamman and Balqa and Jerash is located at the distance of 40 Kms from capital of Jordan, Amman. Zip code of Jerash is 26110 and coordinates are 32.2723° N, 35.8914° E.


History of Jerash:

Jerash was inhabited during the Bronze Age and in 63 BC the roman established the city and in 90 AD the region of Jerash became the part of Arabia. Emperor of Trajan built the roads and various developments took place in the region during 106 AD and in 614 the Persian invasion to this region caused severe damage to region and it flourished during the Umayyad era. At present it is the major tourism hub in Jordan.


Tourism in Jerash:

Jerash is the second largest visited city in Jordan and thousands of tourists from around the world visit this region to be the part of history and there are various ruin monuments in this city. Jerash organizes the fest of culture and arts annually during the summer season.


Places to visit in Jerash:

Hadrian’s Arch:

This arch was constructed in the 129 AD in the honor of Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Jerash region and thousands of tourists visit this region to watch the magnificent arch.


The Cardo:

In the past, it was the hub with major buildings, shops and residences and was destroyed by Persian attack and a 600 meters colonnaded street in Jerash.


Jerash Archaeological Museum:

This museum displays the collection of artifacts like coins, statuary and sarcophagi is visited by number of tourists from around the world.


Other places to visit in Jerash:

  • South Theater
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Nymphaeum
  • Agora
  • Forum
  • Hippodrome


Best time to visit Jerash:

Jerash is one of the historical cities in Jordan and climate is moderate in Jerash throughout the year and best time to visit Jerash is during the winter season.


How to Reach Jerash?

By Air:

Queen Alia International Airport is the nearest and major airport in Jordan and situated at the distance of 40 Kms from Jerash and it connects to different metropolis in Middle East and other countries in the world like London, Heathrow, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Doha, Khartoum, Algiers and Sharjah and various other cities.


By Road:

Jerash has well developed transportation facilities and there are number of buses available in the city from major bus stations and tourists can reach to various parts of Jordan. Other local transport in the city includes rental car, taxi, and bus.


Hotels in Jerash:

Jerash is a historical city visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year and there are few hotels situated in the city but other hotels are located in Amman about 20 Kms from the border of Jerash. Hotels in Jerash and Amman charge around $ 30 to $ 100 and above per night and offers world class facilities. Some of the major hotels in Jerash are listed here below:

  • Gondola Hotel and Suites
  • The Amman Pasha Hotel
  • Rio Jordan Hotel
  • Hisham Hotel
  • Golden Tulip Airport
  • Amman West Hotel
  • Gardenia Hotel
  • Ajloun Hotel
  • Al Jabal Castle Hotel
  • Al Hummar Restaurant and Hotel
  • Aghadeer Hotel
  • Blue Marine Hotel

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