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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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  • This site is located on the Jordan river near the Dead Sea. Its about a 1 hour drive from Amman not far from the King Hussein Allenby bridge. The tour involves a five minute bus ride to the beginning ...  more »
  • This is 30 minutes drive from Jordan City. On the way you can see The Dead Sea, is a salt lake also. 430.5 meters below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. Actually Jordan river starts from J...  more »
  • We called in here on our way back from 2 days at the Dead Sea as it is very near the site We went on the shuttle bus with (unfortunately) an extremely bored sounding, miserable guide. I didn't catch h...  more »