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Jordan River Baptismal Site

Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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312 reviews 312 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'd say that the most exciting thing about the experience at Bethany Beyond the Jordan is the river itself-- and seeing the Israel border so close nearby! Of course, if you're a Christian, seeing the place purported to be Jesus's actual baptism site is quite fantastic-- but you might not have the best time, depending on your guide. Our guide... More

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Beirut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was in the area for a business conference and staying nearby, so when I realized how close I was to the Dead Sea I decided to visit the Baptism site. It was in the news anyway, as the Pope arrived to visit the site on the same day I arrived in Jordan, so I could hardly ignore it. And... More

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A visit to the Bethany beyond the Jordan is a must, but, by Jordanian standards, quite expensive as it costs JOD15. Be sure to ask the guide lots of questions - there used to be an audio guide provided which was great, but that has stopped now. Bring plenty of water as there is quite a long walk to the... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

On arrival you need to buy your tickets and wait for the next bus to take you to the site. In our case that was about 30 minutes. When the bus dropped us off, the subsequent walk to the site was pleasant, if hot, and we found that the experience at the Baptism site itself was peaceful and very affecting.... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We did this trip whilst staying at the Dead Sea as part of a tour. Well worth half a day, I am not religious, but this place felt like a spiritual experience. The original baptism site is dry and when you do get to the river it's much smaller than I imagined, only 3/4 metres across. We much preferred the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Being in Jordan and around Dead see visiting Baptism site - Bethany is logical...after all. reference for significance of this site is huge and world wide known. We visited Bethany on the river Jordan while we visiting Jordan...entrance fee is rather high, for quality of the given service - this is referring to the "guide" that was assigned to our... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I agree with other recent reviewers, we visited this site from the Israel side. I do not see a place to comment on that location so am posting this here. On the Israeli side, there is some development of the site (reportedly within the the 3-4 years) which makes it a comfortable and memorable visit. I was there in a... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I read a lot of negative reports on Trip Advisor about visiting the Baptism site from the Jordanian side, so we visited from the Israeli side (travelling in our own hire car). However, as Trip Advisor does not seem to have a page for this, I'm writing my review here. The experience from the Israeli side was hassle-free and very... More

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Ioannina, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went there and the site is fantastic. It is a really small river actually but the atmosphere and the holiness that the place has is unbelievable. A must see for everyone especially for all the believers.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Its a strange experience when you walk on grounds that are actually real, not a just a text, where many only have heard or talk about. The History and specialness will surround you. One of the special places on the Globe that need to be experienced. An other thing that hits you is the proximity of the 2 country's Jordan... More

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