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The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ

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Address: Al-Maghtas, Jordan
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Very peaceful.....

A very peaceful and eye opener place to visit when you are in dead sea on the Jordan site. At the baptism river site, just a small canal divides Israel and Jordan. An amazing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are a believer or not, the history and significance of the events that took place here are made reality here. Elijah, John the Baptist, Lot and his family and Jesus himself are only some of the people who walked around in this place. The scene itself was just what I needed to make much of what I read... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was included in our Jordan pass. So we drove to the place and found that the place is near the border and the area is high security. They only let tourists in before 5:00 pm and we were lucky to to be let in. They asked us to park our car in the parking and we were just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is worth visiting although Israel side of Jordan river is much better developed. In December water was quite cold :)

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A very peaceful and eye opener place to visit when you are in dead sea on the Jordan site. At the baptism river site, just a small canal divides Israel and Jordan. An amazing feeling. Must do especially for people of religious importance.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was not very impressive overall, but if you are interested in religious history or are a Christian, this site has special meaning.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A dream come true . To travel and experience the history of the Old Testament , see remains of a long time era , people and it's history .

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The experience of walking through the path Jesus had taken was worth it. There's quite a bit of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ by the River Jordan takes you to the Israeli border. On one side of the river baptisms take place on the Israeli side of the river and baptisms led by a priest happen on the Jordan side. Fascinating to see the baptismal site actually happening daily rituals for all to see both Christians and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The high entrance fee (12 JD) is not worth the tour that comes after. Tour guide gave us basic and vague explanations, he didn't know much information when asked. He speeded up the tour and then dedicated ridiculously long time in the last stop of the tour - the souvenir shop. Summing up the tour, it is a short drive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I visited this place recently and was impressed by it - despite being a non believer. The churches were not particularly interesting, but the walk to the baptism site was colourful and well planned. The baptism site itself had a certain ancient quality to it. The Jordanian bank of the River Jordan is an undeveloped wooden shelter, but on the... More 

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