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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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a spiritual site

christian spiritual place, it is one many Christian pilgrim sites in jordan. it is situated in Jordan Valley. the visit takes about 1 hour, there is a chattel bus from visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

christian spiritual place, it is one many Christian pilgrim sites in jordan. it is situated in Jordan Valley. the visit takes about 1 hour, there is a chattel bus from visit center until the trail, and then you have to walk about 15 minutes to reach the river which is military area. the chattel bus is included in the ticket;... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twenty nine of us renewed our baptismal with two of our priests. It was awesome. I put some of the water from river in a empty water bottle to take home. The water was muddy, but once the particles settled, the water became clear...it's beautiful. We all experienced a quite time with the Lord. Our church came to Holy Land... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the Jordan river baptism site and a dip in the Jordan river is a very spiritual experience. See the exact spot where jesus christ was baptised. They take you there on a bus and guide is also available. Ticket rate is 12 dinars. You need to buy a robe, if you want to take a dip in... More 

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Mougins, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

if you're in amman and a devout christian this is (barely) worth seeing. otherwise skip it. as a historical site it's of only modest interest and is poorly maintained. to reach it requires walking for 500 to 1000 meters along a dirt path surrounded by dying desert, often in tremendous heat. the site looks like it's falling apart and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The only way to visit sights like this is to go with a guide who knows the history, a minister who expresses the spirituality and a group of like minded Christian believers. The tour explained why the actual site baptismal sight is far from the river and why the river is not so wide. Thousand years ago, the river was... More 

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aalborg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

already the arriving road-specielly build for the tourist -10 min away from the end of the dead sea road you can see the desert changing into green land the begining of the jordan green house from the parking space entrance a shuttle bus (you get charged after nationality) about 20$ brings you in a more than 10 min drive passing... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Just being able to access this site is a truly amazing thing. As you drive up to the site where they have opened the land on both sides of the Jordan River to be able to access the site where Jesus is said to have been baptised by John the Baptis you can see concrete evidence of the turmoil and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I just stood there not believing that I was actually there. No words to describe it really. Spiritual. Enjoy!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This site is of special importance to Christians due to its historical connections. For non Christians it is also interesting too, so well worth a visit. We have now seen this site from both the Israel and Jordan side of the river (only several feet between the two in fact). The visit was peaceful and not commercialised. There is a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

In Amman Jordan for business, and had some free time. Was recommend to visit the Baptism of Jesus at the Bethany Beyond the Jordan River. Drive was relatively easy, about 45 minutes from downtown. Price of admission was 12 JD. Upon arrival, had to wait about an hour for the shuttle bus to the site. Upon walking through the grounds... More 

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