On our first day, we arrived in the mid afternoon at Al-Houriat Hotel in Amman, Jordan. Obviously, we were all very much jet-lagged and tired from the whole day of touring that we knocked out as soon as we arrived. But, we had a very good sleep and the next morning, we were up early and ready to go on another adventure in Jordan!
Our driver arrived, we loaded up all our suitcases and bags and we were off to our next stop, The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ (Bethany Beyond the Jordan).
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- The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ
- Entrance Fees
- Operating Hours
- Shuttle Times
- The Baptismal Site
- The Basilica (The Church of The Trinity)
- John the Baptist Church
- Jordan River
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The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ
From our hotel, we drove south-west for about an hour to the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ. This place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
If you have the Jordan Pass (JD 78, JD 83 or JD 88) then you don’t need to pay for the entrance free. The others (JD 70, JD 75 or JD 80) need to pay for the entrance as it is not included in the pass.
|Price (in JD)||Price (in PHP)|
|Nationals of the Arab League Countries||5||360|
Summer Time (April 1 – October 31) 8:30 am – 7:00 pm (last entry 6:00 pm)
Winter Time (November 1 – March 31) 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (last entry 4:00 pm)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.— (MATHEW 3:13)
The Baptismal Site
Here we have the Marble Steps, Mantle Chapel and the Baptismal Pool
The Basilica (The Church of The Trinity)
John the Baptist Church
Further down from the Church you can enter through a gate to see the east bank of the Jordan River.
At the end of tour we stopped by the souvenir stop while waiting for our shuttle and also because there was quite a sand storm going on. The wind howling and bowling sand everywhere.
The tour was good, it was interesting. The only downside would be is that it felt really rushed to me. This is the main reason why my family doesn’t like to do group tours. Also, since there was a big group behind us out guide was really rushing us and explaining everything quite fast so I couldn’t absorb everything he was saying. But other than, it was good.
If you want to know more about the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ, you can check out their official website here.
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