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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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If you are a Christian, it is of significance to see. Also interesting to see how the Jordoan river separates the borders, 3 lines of flags demarking countries

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Serene feeling. Approximately 15 - 20 minutes from dead sea, we reached shuttle bus place. We can't travel in our own transportation from this point and need to take shuttle bus service. Entrance fees costed 12 JD per person. During Summer the last bus is at 5 pm. The shuttle bus takes around 15 minutes to reach the entrance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the site to renew your baptismal vows while standing in the water of the (muddy) Jordan. We were on the Israeli side, recently opened (and under guard by Israeli soldiers). Truly an excellent site to go to, as it's a drive through the desert to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The historical site of Jesus Baptism from John the Baptist which i found to be an amazingly moving place in during which I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to renew my own baptismal promises (I was on a pilgrimage from my local church). My personal highlight of my week in the Holy Land.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you are a Christian, it is of significance to see. Also interesting to see how the Jordoan river separates the borders, 3 lines of flags demarking countries

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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