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River Jordan

Listed under River Trips in Amman, Jordan.

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Considered to be one of the world's most sacred rivers, the Jordan enters the Dead Sea through the Sea of Galilee and the Great Rift Valley.

While a section of the river near the Sea of Galilee has been kept clean for use for baptisms, much of the Jordan’s route is now very polluted. Damming and channel diversions have significantly reduced the Jordan’s flow and the Dead Sea is shrinking.

The River Jordan creates a physical border between the country of Jordan and the West Bank, which means quite a lot if you have any idea of the military strife the region has suffered through.

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