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Jordan River Baptismal Site, Dead Sea Region
Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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We nearly didn't visit, but we're glad we did. So hot and sultry in the Jordan valley. But it is very well organised. Got a Jordan pass beforehand which gave us admission, then we were whisked onto a ... read more »
This is a site where you have to use a little bit of imagination depending on when you go. When I went the original site where Jesus was baptized was dried up. The modern site is nice and peaceful. Wh... read more »
Our Jordanian friends took us here as a surprise and we enjoyed it very much. The place is well marked and has translated signs helping tourists. The tour guide was knowledgeable. Hardly any traffic o... read more »
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