One of the best-preserved Greco-Roman sites in the world, Jerash allows the pomp and ceremony of the ancient world to come alive.
Although founded during the Hellenistic era, it's the monuments of Jerash's glory days under Roman rule that have survived to the present day. Enter the ruins through Hadrian's triumphal arch (built in 129 C.E.). Sit beside the columns, atop the Sanctuary of Zeus, for a panoramic view of the city remnants stretching out before you. Then wander down the Cardo Maximus, lined with once-grand civic buildings, to tread the same path once taken by Roman citizens in their chariots.