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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Visited today both Babtist sites in the Holy Land. One at the mouth of the Jordan River and the other at the entrance of the Dead Sea a site called Kassar El Yahood. Both sites are clean and comfortable for visiting pilgrims depending on how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

In September, went with a christian tour group to Jordan to see the river where Jesus Christ was baptist. River wasn’t that big but was cool. Was amazed as the water looked muddy but will not stain and make filthy the white robe they wore....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I thought it would take at most a couple of hours and be done with. You get the ticket, wait for a ride to get to starting point and from there you walk more than 1/2 hour to get to Jordan river where you witness...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jinsoor2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We reached the site from the Jordan (country) side, leaving Amman quite early in the morning. However when we reached the entry station, we had to wait 30 minutes for the transit bus to fill up, and the guide to join. However there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank geoffreyLerum
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Was ok 24 years ago but now has the sense of over commerciality and lacking in authenticity. But a least thius is a place of " peace" between neighbours!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I think the Jordanians do well to keep the site aligned to the Christian milieu, feels really humble and authentic. It's quite a walk. Take a buggy if you have small kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I was part of a tour group that visited this site in early September. It was a very hot day! We had to walk about 30 minutes from the parking lot to the Baptism Site. Part of the way was under a covered walkway. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A must-see for anyone interested in religious history, regardless of religious affiliation. You can take a taxi or Uber/Careem to the site, but public transport isn't available for return back. So taking a tour or hiring a private driver is recommended if you don't want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

To be as historically close to the spot and location of this historical event is priceless. Even though the river has moved and is but a trickle of its past, It is amazing. I found people of all faiths from around the world touring this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Regardless if you are Christian or not it’s a great place to visit! To actually stand in some of the same water were Christ was baptized was pretty amazing! It cost 12 jod to get in if you are not Jordanian. A shuttle bus takes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Alejandria A
17 February 2019|
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Response from Raamis | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Israel side. From Jordan side, no bus. You can take a taxi to the site, but you will have to ask your taxi to wait for you. Due to tight security around the area, you don't see many taxis to hail there. I... More
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sarahmcole
12 February 2019|
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Response from Toni3452 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can do it. This site is located 1h drive from Amman city and you only need 1 hour more or less to visit it unless you want to have a bath there
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Kimberlee C
11 November 2018|
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Response from Dragan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you can't go down, only from viewing platform and you can not separate from the group and local guide as you are right on border between Jordan and Israel.Jordanian soldiers are there all the time. However you will... More
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