Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
Perched upon a sheer cliff face, Mount of Temptation Monastery looks out over panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, and dramatic surrounding mountains. Regarded by the Orthodox church as the spot where the devil once tempted Jesus during the latter's 40-day fast, the site has existed in some form since 6 CE, developed and reconstructed over thousands of years. Ride the cable car or hike the steep 400 m (1312.3 ft) incline to the summit. Once there, wonder at the impressive carving of the monastery, cut directly into the cliff face some 350 m (1148.9 ft) above sea level. A restaurant and souvenir shop offer welcome shade and refreshment from the heat of the day. Make Mount of Temptation Monastery a centerpiece of your Jericho vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jericho travel itinerary planner.
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  • The monastery, the cave, the biblical story behind it, the prospect of Jericho - are worth a visit. It is not always easy to come to the monastery. Advance information about opening hours. If you are reasonably fit, can travel the route on foot (or to rent a donkey...). Or take the train - an experience in itself (of minus 220 on minus 60 meter...). The monks are (understandably - tourist flows) not always very friendly. In connection with the excavation of Herod and a short stop in Jericho City a good combination. You can well towards the dead sea up to Jerusalem as a halbten day plan time and spend in Jericho. Salary themselves. Especially the climate is unique in Jericho in the night. So one night in Jericho - worth alone because of the warm, dry air in the night.
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  • Very beautiful, with barren beauty, you can observe the whole Jericho in days of clean air can be observed up to the dead sea. Beautiful view for great pictures. Strong local power. It's not a long ride, go by cable car or drive. Out this tour the city doesn't offer much more.
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  • From here one can see the whole of Jericho from above, also the dead sea is visible as is Jordan, many historical points can be seen from above from here. 
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