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. Using our world travel planner, Sweimah attractions like Jordan River Baptismal Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Discovered amazing on many aspects, and a nice walk. Cultural interests, religious, everyone will find his account.
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  • This site shows how Baptism was carried out in the past. The seemingly easy way and access made it memorable. However it as not as big as I thought.  more »
  • The place is important, but of course also historically most interesting for Christians. Unfortunately, the time for the visit is very scarce - and also in the leadership could be divided with much more background knowledge. However, should you have seen it, because it really is a unique place. Well signposted, so that you can independently go by car.
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