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Qasr El Yahud

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Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
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Address: Jordan river, Jerusalem, Israel
08:00 - 16:00
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What an eye opener it is. Absolute delight to be in this place. Just a small river separating Israel with Jordan. Although there are always more tourists on the Israel side than... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an eye opener it is. Absolute delight to be in this place. Just a small river separating Israel with Jordan. Although there are always more tourists on the Israel side than Jordan because of some confusion that they have on which is the actual baptism site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This area is well maintained and clean. Plenty of space for all the people who come to visit. The two soldiers on duty were mostly out of sight so it felt more sacred. You could see security on the Jordan side. Gift shop was very limited. Toilets were clean and free. I greatly enjoyed dunking in the waters and watching... More 

Thank Sarah L
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This site was closed after the six day war in 1967 and reopened just a few years ago (2011). Directly across the narrow river you can see the Jordanian side of the site where visitors to Jordan are able to tour the area. Some religious groups choose to be Baptized in the river. There are bathrooms and showers available as... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Poor Jordan river, one can hardly blaim this muddy brook looking water course, one of the rare ones nourishing the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea, for this late tragic fate...when almost everybody in the region is pumping its waters for more and more irrigations...wouldn´t we do the same? Neither the Jewish authority is to be blamed for the paramount solid stone... More 

Thank Marek S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Our small group was the only one there on the day we visited. It was so lovely and peaceful with doves walking around the terrace. We were fortunate to have perfect weather too. You can see the Jordanian baptismal terrace across the river. If you have the opportunity to visit this spot (on either side of the river) - it... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was definitely a highlight of my trip! The weather was perfect at about 75 degrees. The water looked dirty but our guide assured us it was safe. Odd to see armed guards on both sides of the baptismal site but everything was peaceful and beautiful. Doves even flew over us....how symbolic and special it was. The changing area was... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Since the Six Days War of 1967,this place was closed,as it is on the natural border between the two banks of the river. In the recent years the Greek Orthodx monks were allower to rehabilitate thehalf ruined convent,and the roads cleaned of mines,Today you may visit it is safe and quiet,the river is very but very small and narrow,Summer months... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Visited both baptismal, Yardenit and Qasr el Yahud, which the latter is believed to be the more authentic site. Got here as part of a tour to the West Bank as this is a short drive east of Jericho. Had to pass to cleared up minefield and Jordan is must 5 m across this narrow stretch of Jordan. There were... More 

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Karney Shomron, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

this site was lately renovated . the facilities were nice, and clean, it's easy to reach the jordan river. short distance from the parking. easy for wheelchair.

Thank Bracha D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

The name Qasr El Yahud can be translated as Palace of the Jews. For the Christian this place is one of the holiest places (if i am not mistaken the third most holiest place). In order to arrive to this place one needs a transportation, and better an arranged transportation, since it is located nearby the Palestinian area. One word... More 

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