Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho

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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. With our world travel planner, Jericho attractions like Mount of Temptation Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Mount of Temptation Monastery is a beautiful shrine built to honor the place where Jesus went to pray while being tempted by Satan in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. It is an engineering mar...  more »
  • In this region, Jesus aleyhisselama prophecies given mountain. Islamiyetteki mount hira. Cave of Hira mountain and exits every few hours. This mountain is considered sacred structures hrıstıyanların. to reach the cable car Here. I hope they will bring this service the hiraya Muslim.
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  • It's a harsh place. Very hot, but very history too, after all that's the place that Jesus was tempted by Satan. Today the temptations are the "men" where you can't see a beautiful woman. Want to buy. Can!
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