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Jordan River Baptismal Site, Dead Sea Region

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Historic Site
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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  • Must see only due to the historical and geographic reason. Cannot visiting by yourself. Only way is to join the tour at there which cost JD12. It takes around 1.5 hours.  more »
  • Jordan River is a must see while in Israel. You don't need a lot of time to see the site but take some time to ponder the baptism of Jesus Christ. Get a private tour guide to take you from Jerusalem. ...  more »
  • To be able to stand at the place where Jesus was baptized, is a holy and divine experience. Excavations and studies show clearly that Jesus was baptized on the Jordanian side of the river and to stand...  more »