Discover Umm Qais: the essence of history and natural beauty in one of the most amazing tourist destinations in Jordan

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Arabia Weather - Umm Qais , formerly known as "Gedara", is the site of the famous miracle of the Jadara pigs. A center of culture in the past, it was home to many classical poets and philosophers such as Theodorus, and it was also called "Antioch" by another poet. It is located on a beautiful hill overlooking the Jordan Valley and Lake Tiberias, and is famous for its magnificent streets decorated with columns, arched balconies, and the remains of theaters. You can enjoy a tour of the place to enjoy the stunning views, and then eat on the balcony of a luxurious restaurant overlooking an unparalleled view.

In 2022, the World Tourism Organization chose the village of Umm Qais to be included among the best tourist villages in the world, due to its fulfillment of all the requirements and conditions required by the Authority.

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Tip: You can go directly from Amman to Umm Qais, but the majority of tourists stop to visit Jerash or Ajloun on the way there.

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Umm Qais Museum

The museum is located in one of the Ottoman era houses in the village of Umm Qais, and consists of two exhibition halls. In the first hall, a variety of ceramics dating from the Hellenistic period to the Islamic era are displayed, in addition to pieces that were found in the region’s tombs. The second hall is dedicated to displaying statues, most of which date back to the Roman era. In the large square, basalt sarcophagi, statues, columns and two gates from the same rock can be found, as well as mosaics and a statue of a seated Tyche, all moved from the original site.

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Umm Qais archaeological site

Umm Qais (a wall) was built using beautiful black basalt stone, and was one of the Decapolis cities included in the general plan of Roman cities. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has worked to develop the Ottoman area, which is located in part of the old city, and is currently carrying out several excavations and conservation operations for a group of projects at the site, including the restoration of the main (western) theatre.

Umm Qais is of great importance, as visitors to the site can see the heights of the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon, Lake Tiberias, and the highlands of northern Palestine.

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Beekeeping with Baraka Destinations

Get ready for a unique experience by wearing a special costume and touring the beekeeping site. The breeder will introduce you to the magic and beauty of the bee kingdom, and then give you permission to view the bee hive.

The final honey you will receive is natural, additive-free honey, and its taste will vary from year to year. The honey is harvested about 3 times a year by the beekeeper, and he welcomes any assistance from interested visitors. For more information about the harvest season and the honey harvesting experience in general, do not hesitate to contact us.

Experience local cuisine

Enjoy an authentic and exceptional experience when you visit the home of a local chef, where you will live a unique experience centered around preparing food directly from the land, in a style that reflects the essence of Jordan in general and the northern region in particular. Immerse yourself in the authentic Jordanian atmosphere while sitting on an Arabic cushion, and share stories while waiting for the most delicious northern Jordanian dishes, which are distinguished by their unique taste, to be prepared.

Northern Jordan is characterized by the rich diversity of its environment, and is famous for its local cuisine, rich in natural flavours. Local food sources are used and prepared on the spot upon your arrival, enhancing the authentic and distinctive character of this unique experience.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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