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Jordan River Baptismal Site, Dead Sea Region

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World Heritage-listed and a destination for many Christian pilgrims, Jordan River Baptismal Site represents the purported spot where John baptized Jesus. Where the river flows out of the Sea of Galilee, devotees perform baptism rituals on the curved, stone-studded concrete terrace sloping into the river. You can dip into the legendary green waters amidst reed and palm trees, with or without the assistance of a pastor. The site welcomes all denominations and the baptismal area is wheelchair accessible. Join one of the frequent bible studies readings in the small concrete amphitheaters underneath ancient olive and eucalyptus trees. You can explore excavations of a small Byzantine chapel nearby, or stop in the small church for prayers. Plan to see Jordan River Baptismal Site and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dead Sea Region vacation builder.
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  • Where Jesus was baptized by John. Old ruins of churchs and what is purported to be the location of John the Baptist's baptismal site. The area is quiet and serene. Desolate with the beauty of a semi a...  more »
  • We tried to make the 8:30 a.m. tour time to avoid any crowds but just missed it and had to take the 9:00 a.m. It didn't matter because it was just the two of us and the local guide, amazing! We were v...  more »
  • I have learned a great experience at the departure of Germany from this place, the stand, but not on our route, but somehow there are always miracles and we came here anyway an☺️
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