Top Attractions in Irbid Governorate
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- We drove from Madaba over the mountains and down to the Dead Sea. We shirtly picked up The Kings Highway which scrolls through the countryside. Watch the speed ramps. Some of them are signed and others are not. We came across 2 police checkpoints en route to Wadi Musa and again when we were returning via Shobak. There are a few fuel stations on the road. The one near Shobak was ultra modern while another one near Karak was not. People we encountered along the way were very friendly and at the last fuel station the attendant boiled us a wicked pot of Turkish coffee which you could eat with a fork. The police who stopped us wanted to know where we were from. When we said Ireland they were surprised. Some parts of the road have deep potholes which are hard to see but you'll know all about it when you hit one at speed.
Other road users are liable to pull off some daring feats. Be prepared to be overtaken on any side on bends and straights. Most of the culprits are Bedouins driving Japanese 4x4s. As you head south from Dead Sea you will see camps on the right hand side occupied by Palestinian Bedouin refugees who get blamed for all the plastic rubbish on the road side.
You may get lucky and see a line of camels strolling by.
If you want to see the real Jordan and are not in a hurry this is the real deal. If not ; check out the Desert Highway which is another story 😁Written 21 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful sight … One can see Israel , Palestine and Syria borders .. best time to visit will be in winters so that you can see all the greenery of the mountains . The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, Israel, are visible, and just across the valley of the Yarmouk River is the southern end of the Golan Heights, Syria under Israeli occupation since the Six-Day War in 1967. Mount Hermon bordering Lebanon is visible in the distance on clear days. It is approximately 120 km from the capital and 2 hrs drive .. worth taking a guide to know everything in details .. they also offers hiking, trekking…Written 22 June 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We had this included in our tour after a stay in Ajloun. We knew very little about it before we started to read, but its definitely worth a visit. Its similar to Jerash but nowhere near as renovated or busy. There were about 8 other tourists there when we visited. We didn't take a guide and the Bradt guidebook we had gave us plenty of details.
The views over Lake Tiberius and beyond to Palestine and Syria were spectacular.
Looking back I'd have liked to have stayed a night close by so we could have stayed longer, but we had to get down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea that day (before dark), so an hour or so allowed us to get a sense of the place.
There's a lot of digs still going on.Written 7 December 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The site itself is picturesquely set in a wadi on a number of hills. Given that there are remnants from the Greek, Roman, and Ottoman eras, it is also quite diverse. The different edifices (or what is left thereof) are in close proximity to each other. You don’t need to walk as much as in other archeological sites. However, the areal is quite steep, so be prepared for some steps and up-/downhill walk.
As for the infrastructure itself, the newly built museum and shop provides a quick overview. On the site itself, no explanation except for the names of the buildings is given whatsoever. Having a good guide (book) is required.
The way to the site can be a bit confusing as you will pass the (closed) back entrance first when you come from the Jordan valley highway, but need to drive another few hundred meters to get to the actual entrance with ticket booth.Written 15 May 2021
- Arabela Mall is a small, but clean mall. If you want to find a little coffee shop or just shop around a little, Arabela is a great place to stop by. Downstairs is CTown which is my favorite for buying groceries.
Children would enjoy the games upstairs.Written 27 September 2019
- Ottoman forces built this as their castle of the North. Later it was turned into a jail for the Jordanian kingdom until about 25 years ago when it was changed into a museum. The museum is filled with local artifacts from the local villages making it more meaningful if you want to learn about the North.
A surprising treasure was the lovely display of mosaics from churches from years past.
If you’re planning to visit, make sure you also take in the Clock Tower Market a tradition Middle Eastern fruit and vegetable market.Written 11 August 2020
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- This place is not only surrounded by beautiful view,but also the food was Amazing,simple yet delicious, moreover there is this hospital man khaled Hussban who is welcoming and polite that adds to the placeWritten 10 February 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Irbid Governorate
- The best day trips from Irbid Governorate according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman
- Day Trip: Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais
- Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun from Amman
- Jerash, Ajloun & Umm Qais Private tour
- Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Quais Full-Day Tour