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The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ, Juwafat al-Kafrayn

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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, Juwafat al-Kafrayn attractions like The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As a Roman Catholic, it has always been my desire to visit places of biblical significance tied to my religion. Going to the actual site where Jesus Christ was baptised is a surreal experience for me....  more
    As a Roman Catholic, it has always been my desire to visit places of biblical significance tied to my religion. Going to the actual site where Jesus Christ was baptised is a surreal experience for me....  more »
  • An interesting place to visit. You can walk down steps and immerse yourself in the Jordan river if you wish at this holy site. There are changing rooms and many people do enter the water and are even....  more
    An interesting place to visit. You can walk down steps and immerse yourself in the Jordan river if you wish at this holy site. There are changing rooms and many people do enter the water and are even....  more »
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  • Great historical place. The tour guide is very educated and knowledgeable. It’s better to buy the ticket with the Jordan pass, it’s cheaper that way. Bus that takes you to the actual baptism site is every 30 minutes. You’re able to buy drinks and snacks on the site. Cash only.
  • The Baptismal Site of Jesus is a gorgeous location with a lot of history. You can definitely tell that this location has been made for tourism unfortunately, but regardless, this is another must visit in Jordan. I would recommend this place to my closest friends and family.

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