The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ, Dead Sea Region

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World Heritage-listed and a destination for many Christian pilgrims, The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ 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. Using our world travel planner, Jericho attractions like The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum site is bare and nothing unusual. For me, I do not get much out of this. However, to some, this is a "Must" visit site with great significance. We did have a good tour guide with very...  more »
  • This site is still being worked for the pilgrim and tourism trade. This was a place that was not open up to tourist/pilgrims until recently. (Agreement from Jordan government). In fact the day we...  more »
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  • Historical and Monumental place in Christianity. Costs about 12 diners. Has a nice gift shop on premise to buy baptismal wear. If you want to be baptized, you must arrange this in advance. Tour was nice, tour guide was awesome. Bring water and a hat in summer months. It can get super hot.
  • Very magical place even for non believers. You just feel that the place is full of history and is kind of magical. Best time to come is near closure time and definitely in the winter (last shuttle at 15h30) in the summer the site is open up to 19h00 hrs. When you come last the visit is almost like a private visit where you can enjoy the peace and calm.

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