Jerash, one of the most important and best preserved ancient Roman cities, is like “Rome away from Rome.” I felt like I was in Rome, but it also somehow reminded me a little bit of Ephesus, Turkey.
The Hippodrome, were 15,000 spectators used to watch horse races, etc.
Me and Katy in front of Hadrian’s Arch
Me and Katy at the South Gate, the entrance of Jerash
The City Walls
The Roman Oval Piazza, or Oval Plaza
The spacious Oval Plaza
Me and Katy in the middle of the oval Forum
Jumped at the Dead Sea, jumped in Petra, so I had to jump in Jerash, too! :p
The Cardo “Colonnaded Street,” Jerash’s main street
Me at the Cardo
Katy and me at an intersection at the Cardo
Runnin’ ruins :)
Sitting on the Cathedal Steps
Intricate ruins just in front of the Nymphaeum
Katy and me at the North Theater
Went up to the rows of seats at the North Theater
Audience view of the North Theater’s stage
The ruins of the Roman Jerash next to modern-day city Jerash
Modern Jerash in the background
The Nymphaeum, an ornamental fountain dedicated to Nymphs
After Jerash, we headed back to Amman. We stopped by Citadel, where we had a good view of Amman City. Then we had a hearty dinner at a local restaurant for our last night in Jordan.
Day 5, we left Amman in the morning to go back to Dubai. It was a very busy, fun-filled 4 nights for Katy and me. As Katy said, we were literally breathless everyday! Haha. The whole trip was breathtaking, literally and figuratively. The entire trip was so so tiring, but well worth it. It was truly an amazing experience. I feel very blessed to have been able to see the many wonders of Jordan. :)