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. 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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  • Pemandangan yang indah di Mount Of Temptation yang di hiasi gunung ganang. Sejarah tempat agama kristian juga menjadikan suatu tempat menarik untuk di kunjungi 
  • In this lot (today is a monastery) Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and was tempted by Satan. Climbs a cable car or on foot. At the top, has a beautiful view of the city of Jericho
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  • Having departed from Tel Aviv, we had to go jump from an Israeli van into a Palestinian van to go into Jericho. Before this, we stopped by the Sea Level area with a vast spread of limestone dunes to m...  more »