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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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Christian Baptismal site

Part of the pilgrimage where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. I have been here before and the water of the area have receded considerably. More Churches have been added to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The site where Jesus was peptized. No similar site on earth. Now you can spend the night in the actual site or in one of the many hotels in the dead sea just minutes from the site

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must consider the history of the site to truly appreciate it. Make sure you have a good tour guide.

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Palatka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some in our group did get baptised here. They enjoyed their experience and it was great celebrating with them. The area is smaller than I had thought but it was nice. I did walk in the water while we were waiting on the others to get dressed for the ceremony. Bring a bottle or buy one from the store to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the pilgrimage where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. I have been here before and the water of the area have receded considerably. More Churches have been added to the place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place was rediscovered recently (1996). The military situation of the region prevented that it was known before. My interest is from the historical viewpoint, not religious. But nevertheless I took my shoes off and entered the Jordan river. The water has a very high turbidity. A person by me gave a small step, and it was much deeper. She... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are christian, you should probably make the effort to go to the most likely place that Jesus was baptized. Otherwise, it is a bit off the beaten path---unless you are heading to the Dead Sea---and is really only of moderate interest. The sign at the site says the shuttle bus leaves on the hour from 8 to 5... More 

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Candelaria, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

nice historical site, not too commercialized and very helpful security staff who directed us when we decided not to take the shuttle bus into the site. Turns out it was OK not to take the bus but you still need to pay the full rate. Saved about 40 minutes by driving up.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Checked out the time table before arriving there. Tours run at half and full hours, in theory. Arrived there at 10:49. Was told the next tour is to start only in 30 minutes as they wait until they get the bus full. We started at 11:39 by the time we were supposed to return. Obviously it heated up considerably in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

One of the spots claiming to be Christ's Baptism spot. It is full of energy, so if in Jordan must see, never mind what's your religion! It is only doable in organized tours - a bit away from the Dead sea...in the middle of nowhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

They have verygood facilities for changing or getting ready to baptize in river. You can have to buy or rent the white garment to baptize which includes also the certificate of the Baptisim and you cantake water on a bottle they give you to take home. Please wear something under this garment, when wet is completely see through. It is... More 

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