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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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Place where Jesus was baptized

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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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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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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New York City, New York
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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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Avon, Indiana
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Positively surprised of the baptism site, its size and its organization. A lot of churches to visit besides the site itself, which has several locations to go into water. U can sleep in if u want as well... Very peaceful place to go to when tourism is not at its best to find serenity and peace! My advice is to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The guide spoke so fast I couldn't understand him, He walked so fast we couldn't keep up. His English was not as good so speaking fast was not helping. When I did ask he would repeat. There is some walking involved so be prepared. There is a map at the start and when questioned they would not let some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have visited the sight in March, perfect weather and the water was very warm. The place is beautiful, the water has the colour of emerald. For people who would like to take some water back home, you can find bottles of Jordan River in the store or you can just buy the empty bottle and fill it yourself. Also... More 

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

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