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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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  • NOT included in the Jordan pass. (can be booked but) to the site itself: it is parked above the baptism site and shuts every 30 minutes in shuttle buses to the Jordan down. Unfortunately the bus doesn't adhere to the monasteries above (supposedly you could run at some point down from there). Come down to is driven more by the guide through the entire machine. It has unfortunately very, very little time even to reflect on this important point. Quick look at the baptismal font, 5 min stay on the Jordan River, then Zack, Zack continues. Only when the mandatory visit of the souvenir shop was at once all the time in the world. Could you solve much, much better! For this landmark a unworthy framework...
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  • A churro like a castle! Adds nothing see a puddle of water that will be replacing whenever dries the funniest is to see baptisms on the part of Israel
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  • Ended up our day there and really we enjoyed being there calm lovely relaxing and was charming for me I am not a religious guy but really I loved it and enjoyed the walk over there and it was lovely t...  more »