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This Jordan Rive baptismal site is a special and sacred spot for Christianity. Here the Jordan River flows through the plains of Jericho, creating a thread life through the heart of the desert. Christian pilgrims come here to be baptized in the...more
The place is nice, but there are lots of flies that are annoying. It is probably more authentic as Jesus' baptismal site than up north at Yardenit, but the Yardenit site is definitely more beautiful and accommodating.
There are changing rooms at the site. You can also purchase a white baptismal gown for $8. It is quite sheer, so bring a bathing suit to wear underneath. You can also purchase a cheap small towel – which is better than nothing in the...More
A little remote, but certainly worth a visit. You can buy a white robe for the baptism, $8 each and other trinkets in a small gift shop. Changing areas and showers are there along with covered benches. The river itself is narrow with steps down...More
We visited as part of an organised pilgrimage and most of our group renewed baptismal vows in the way that Jesus would have done. It was strange to be only feet away from Jordan but have armed guards on both sides watching. The service was...More
I recommend the experience. You get a white robe and the atmosphere is a bit overwhelming. It is not what you expect, as this was not the commercialized site. So, it was more personal and quiet. I enjoyed the experience and will cherish this once...More
This place is located just north of the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus and where John the Baptist was baptizing people. There is plenty of parking for buses and other vehicles.There is a shop where...More
It was not in the tour program ,an added bonus you may say. Since it was on the way to the Dead Sea the bus stopped for a while and we got to see the place where CHrist was supposedly baptised. The river Jordon at...More
A very emotional moment, I think for every christian people. The river is the natural border between Israel and Jordan. Although the water is very dirty, many people baptising (in a symbolic way) and wearing the typical white robe. Try to wear sandals or flip...More