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Jordan River Baptismal Site, Dead Sea Region
(3.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is as they call it in Israel and is where we were. Consists of changing rooms, showers, large parking, a store or two that sell you as always and in particular a white robes for the baptism by immersion. There are who renews the baptism, who makes pictures and who takes a coffee for all tastes. For me it is an interesting site. Had soldiers Israeli and to the other side the Jordanian, but without problems, in time.
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  • It felt more commercialized than a religious experience, so it was missing the emotional connection that expected. 
  • A real dislike for what I don't know is it the weather tends to heat or otherwise, because I prefer these kind of places.
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