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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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Interesting because of the history

I didn't expect the shuttle bus, but I can fully appreciate why seeing as how sensitive an area it is. The guided "tour" was rather poor, with few stops and very little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect the shuttle bus, but I can fully appreciate why seeing as how sensitive an area it is. The guided "tour" was rather poor, with few stops and very little explanation about anything. The area is quite scenic though. As to the baptismal site itself, there really isn't much to the modern area where baptisms are performed. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We didn't have much time, but we made every minute count. We all got a turn to wade out into the water for a short time. No one stayed and got baptized. The area is beautiful and serene. Was easy to visualize Jesus being baptized by John. Careful if you get in. The rocks below the surface are very slippery.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were glad to see this site preserved well. When we arrived, we parked the car and bought a ticket. We were told the next bus would be there in 30 minutes to take us to the site. It took nearly 75 minutes for the bus to arrive! We could not get a clear answer if we could just drive... More 

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salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If the history is really important to you then this is a good thing to do. The "river" is just a very muddy creek in May and was most likely larger in Jesus' time. No wonder Naaman did not want to dip himself in it. You can stand on a step in it and there is a banister to hold... More 

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Dxb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Although it was hot in mid June, we arrived early in the morning with our private your guide. He was both knowledgeable on biblical history, archeology and a great story teller. The site was empty and it was great to wander around alone without the crowds. A very surreal experience chatting to tourists on the Israeli side. A definite must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice place specially if you are christian. Here is the place where Jesus was baptized by John. The guide told us that in Jesus' time it's believed that the river was around 60 meters wide, now it is smaller. We got to the visitor center and bought the ticket for 12 JD if I am not mistaken and in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Newly available access to Jordan River site where Christians believe baptism of Jesus took place and Jews believe was the location of the crossing of the river by Joshua. Interesting for current use as baptism site for evangelical groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Although I did not get baptized here they offer it. Of course they sell you a robe and certificate if you chose to be baptized here. If you scheduled ahead of time you could have a priest there to do it for you. If you just want to get in the river that's ok too. There are little gift shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The guide was energetic and a good story teller. There are upgrades occurring which make help to keep tourist shaded and provide information. You get to be right across from Israel when down at the river. Some people bring bottles to scoop up the water to take a little souvenir. If you are interested in religion, this is a must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a small and somewhat depressing site reputed to be where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. If you want to be baptized in the Jordan River there are other locations more appealing. However that being said, there is something very touching and authentic about this location and definitely worth seeing if you are touring in the area.

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Address: Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
Phone Number: 7765333
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Dead Sea Region

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