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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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  • Even though it's small, has great relevance and worth the visit (baptism of Jesus, Joshua by the power of God opened the Jordan, Elias and rose, currency of countries ...).
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  • For the dedicated although the River what's left of it is so muddy and one can baptise oneself if one feels like it. One can almost smell the history of the place. 
  • A most see religious site to be experienced when touring Jordan. This is the place where Jesus Christ was baptized on the east side of the Jordan River. It was situated on the front line of the Israel...  more »