We explain here why you should not, for example, ignore the north of this fabulous country.
First, it must be recognized, there are fewer tourists in northern Jordan. Let’s seize this chance! Fewer tourists, more inhabitants, it equates to more authenticity.
A few kilometers north of Amman, there are many ancient remains and biblical sites. These are scattered everywhere in a relatively hilly countryside. Of course, the best-known destination remains Jerash: it is an ancient Roman city whose remains have been remarkably well preserved. It is sometimes called Pompeii of Jordan. Imagine spending a few moments in this ancient city … These cobblestones and streets already existed more than 2000 years ago. In this place, you realize how much our current societies stem from this region. Culturally it is vibrant.
It is very easy to reach Jerash from Amman, and the round trip from/to Amman is feasible during the day.
However, we also advise you to take advantage of your day outside Amman to continue the visit of the surroundings with an Explorogist crush: Ajlun Castle. This fortress has almost 1000 years of existence, and despite wars and earthquakes … it still stands! On the other hand, we advise you not to climb from the city center to the fortress by foot … the path is really not easy, and the effort is relatively intense. Prefer a taxi or a minibus.