The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ

Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ

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

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.

Entrance Fees

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)
Jordanians3216
Nationals of the Arab League Countries5360
Other Nationalities12863
*Shuttle bus and local guide are included

Operating Hours

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)

Shuttle Times

Making our way to the Baptism site

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

Jordan River

Further down from the Church you can enter through a gate to see the east bank of the Jordan River.

Just a few meters away is Israel! The West Bank of the Jordan River. My family visit that place just a few years ago 🙂

Souvenir Shop

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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