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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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Expected much but seen so much! Guys, its for you to find out. Visitors never have the same agenda or reasons to travel, but if someone want to have the same experience it is by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Expected much but seen so much! Guys, its for you to find out. Visitors never have the same agenda or reasons to travel, but if someone want to have the same experience it is by being in the same place.

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Byron Center, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I always wanted to get baptized in the Jordan river. While the experience of being baptized in the same river as Jesus was a blessing, there are some things to be aware of. 1. The water is very cold. I got baptized in February and the water was probably 50 degrees. There were 8-10 people in my group in front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here on my return journey from the Dead Sea back to Amman, came with my sister and best friend we took the audio tour and found it to be captivating! The flowers in the area were in full bloom and it was breath taking! Such a tranquil place to be we spent nearly 2 hours going around and had... More 

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silicon valley
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The prices are higher than any where else. You must either purchase agown or rent one to go in the water.

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melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Glad I did it but disappointed. You must do a tour to view it and there is a shuttle bus that departs every 30min, then when you get there you have to follow the tour guide, when you are ready to go you are not allowed to hope on the next shuttle bus as you have to wait for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The way this site had been built up, I was expecting more. The actual baptism site (where there is no longer water as the river has changed course) is roped off and you don't get a lot of time there. Then they walk you down to the Jordan River with this wooden structure there as you look across the river... More 

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Oxnard, California
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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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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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