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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Oxnard, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On a group tour one of our stops was the Baptismal Site at the Jordan River. We arrived in the post rain period. The river had risen, not to as high as it has been in the past. It was brown and very silty. Across the river on the Jordan side a man got into the cold water and renewed... More 

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Alex,Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

You can relate to a lot of things if you are faithful, very scenic, peaceful. By the jordan river on the border, some excessive army presence but understandable. The river is dirty if you extract the water, it;s clear and clean though.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Found this interesting and very spiritual. When you are at the Jordan River you are 3m away from the Israeli border so this is also quite interesting. Also a bit weird a lot of Australian shrubs planted along the walkway - bougainvillea's and eucalypts.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

For a person of faith, this was a beautiful and holy place. Many people were being baptized in one area of the river, Yardenit while we were there. The area was lush with trees and flowers. Well maintained. I enjoyed how peaceful it was there. Beware, the souvenirs are very expensive.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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