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Jordan River Baptismal Site

Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the site of the baptism of Jesus. Jesus has a special standing in both Christianity and Islam, and the site therefore has immense historical and spiritual value. However, it must be mentioned that the bulk of visitors are Christian. Whilst we didnt go as part of a tour group, some people may benefit from the structure of a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Bethany where Jesus was baptised is a 2 hour tour where you see the place where he was baptised, the Jordan river and even the border to Israel via the river. Most of the tour is by foot and the walkway they have built is under cover which helps with the heat. Worth visiting.

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Geel, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Have you ever been considered as human wallet? The baptism site is a meditation place for christian, a place where I would have enjoyed to spend time, think and stay in peace with me and the place... You will not get it... you have to take a shuttle bus with a guide that will lead you quickly on every site...... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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