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Jordan River Baptismal Site

Address: Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
Phone Number: 7765333
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is not a place to debate whether or not Jesus was baptized there. It is a place of peace and reflection. The baptismal place is scenic and beautiful. Seeing the dirty Jordan River reminds you of the Bible story of Jesus telling the man to dip 7 times and he didn't want to do it because the Jordan was... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

whether you believe or not, it is interesting to see the number of different faiths that have built some sort of structure at this site. It is inspiring.

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is worth seeing but we did question the claim of being the actual site of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus there. The river is so much smaller than the original so the site would have been in the middle of a wide river.

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Crossfield, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We arrived to the site by car. There was a bus which took us out to the site and a interpreter was provided for our group. We walked a beautiful covered pathway along the site and listened to the history. The site now is a dry river bed. We were taken further along to where the Jordan river still flows... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As a Muslim, we believe in Jesus Christ and respect him greatly, so when I was in Jordan, I knew that I had to visit Christ's Baptismal site. You can't go in on your own, which is good because they are regulating the place and preserving its sanctity, but the guide that accompanies you inside given you all the history... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is on of those historical sites that brings back the history of the origin of Christianity. The site cannot be reached on someone's own. you need to take help of the travel facilities. The drive you to the site along with a guide and bring you back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were lucky enough to find a trip that included this as well as the dead sea. You can buy robes for next to nothing oin the shop on the site and we bought a bottle and were able to take some water from the river itself :) beware the robes are see through when wet. My mum has mobility... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very nice and tidy arrangements. Fine transport arrangement and a very informative tourist guide available in a very reasonable price. Our guide was Hassan who accompanied us to each place in this area and showed us the baptism site, different churches, jordan river, Jordan - Israel border and gave us a brief over the history as well. Highly recommended for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I am not a 'religious pilgrim' but enjoyed this site. I strongly suggest watching a documentary (on the site's website) before visiting. It puts much of the site into context. It is a bit laborious to arrive at the two important sites. The only sad part is the visit to the TERRIBLY overpriced gift shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was disappointed that you have to pay for a white gown to get baptized in the Jordan River. I thought it would have been nice if they allowed people to go into the river with a bathing suit. However, I guess by controlling the environment, it guarantees that there is calm and peace. The souvenir shop felt way-overpriced and... More 

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