Qasr el Yahud is the official name of a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley in the West Bank.The site and facilities, under Israeli occupation, are administered by the Israeli Civil Administration and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism as part of a national park.
It is the western part of the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, in Arabic Al-Maghtas, a name which was historically used for the pilgrimage site on both sides of the river. It is also traditionally considered to be the place where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River, and the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven.
Address Palestinian Territories
Coordinates 31°50'13.536" N 35°32'47.388" E