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Jordan River Baptismal Site

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Address: Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
Phone Number: 7765333
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I have visited the sight in March, perfect weather and the water was very warm. The place is beautiful, the water has the colour of emerald. For people who would like to take some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited the sight in March, perfect weather and the water was very warm. The place is beautiful, the water has the colour of emerald. For people who would like to take some water back home, you can find bottles of Jordan River in the store or you can just buy the empty bottle and fill it yourself. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Being at the exact site where jesus was baptized by John was a lifetime experience for my faith. I dipped my hand and wet my forehead to self baptize myself and I felt a great wonderful feeling of renewal. In the name of Jesus, I cast all evil spirits and evil thoughts.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Jordan River baptism site is a key destination for all tourists. It is not far from Amman and therefore does not include exhaustive traveling and long distances. You'll enjoy a walk to the site with a guide explains the historical spot and its importance. There's also a shop for souvenirs and gifts.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was the place where Jesus was baptised by John. The waters run muddy but it was much more meaningful than Yardenit. We were lucky enough to see a group of people being baptised whilst we were there and to hear them singing as they entered the water was quite a special experience.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place has lots of emotions and brings us nice feelings. We can experince go inside the river. Great.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It meant so much to see the place where Christ was baptised. Truly sacred ground. There were some negative aspects to the site but to be at the actual site is awesome and supersedes all other thoughts

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Many people come here and can baptize themselves in the river that Jesus was baptized in (according to tradition). Other than the religious aspect - it is a beautiful river and so fascinating to people watch. Don't miss it out!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The effort to get there was unbelievable. The tourist / bus operators that take you to the site are seriously sub standard. They don't run on time and they are more interested in you spending money in the tourist shop at the end of the trip. In fact they leave you in the remote shop for at least 1 hour... More 

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Girne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You have to visit this site with a guide, as it is very close to the Israeli border and consequently there are many soldiers around. You board the bus which comes every half an hour, in the company of your guide (provided) a short bus ride away you disembark and walk down a path towards the river Jordan. The guide... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The site is well maintained. An air-conditioned bus takes you to the river, from where canopy-covered walkways lead you to the site of Jesus' baptism and the current baptismal site at the Jordan River. There are little gazebos along the way to stop and rest on a bench or take a photo too, as it is a slight walk. There... More 

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