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Address: Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
Phone Number: 7765333
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Whilst staying in Amman, we hired a driver and guide for a visit to the baptism site, Mt Nebo, and Mabda. The baptism site in early April was beautiful. bougainville in bloom, water in the Jordan River, clear water running in the springs. Very humbling to stand on the spot where Jesus was baptized. Equally interesting were the excavations in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

To visit Bethany on the Jordan from the Jordanian side is much better than from the Israeli side. First it is wonderfully set up with covered walkways down to the river's edge. The walk is lined with plants and trees and really gives you a feel of how it would have been all those years ago in the time of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been to Jordan river around 2 years ago.i really enjoyed sitting in the water while the small fish were clearing the dead skin on my feet.it's worth it visiting the place where Jesus was baptised.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

One of my most memorable travel is my trip to JORDAN I had a chance to be in two countries as the other side of the Jordan river is Israel, indeed an amazing experience! it's worth the long walk, to be able to see the river where Jesus was baptized and actually dipped into the river was a blessing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We saw the site from the Jordan side of the river. It looked a lot less commercialised than the Israeli side and there were far less people. The Jordan river was bigger when Jesus was baptised, now it is a small muddy stream, but it is still a holy site and one of the 5 places in Jordan for Christians... More 

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