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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  • August 7, 2017
    Mountain located near Jericho said of the oldest city's Yama temptation, view from the observation deck of the souvenir shop of temptation. Cave traces of the hillside of the mountain is located about 3 km away (? ) To look at which seems to be building. Cute shaped gondolas are three climbing toward this historic site was seen. It makes sense that the devil tempted Jesus Christ during the fasting practices in mountain, I see with my own eyes, and it was actually feeling. Camel near the Observatory, but the camel's photo tour. It is because there could be charged money. In the souvenir shops such as dried fruit and T shirts cheap, so I bought.
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  • August 4, 2017
    What is there to see the Mount of temptation is not as important as watching the archaeological collection of the city of Jericho and the successive confrontation of various cultures and civilizations which occupied this OASIS lost in the desert, the importance of water in the lives of people. The alternation of Jewish authority versus just a little for complicating Palestinian whenever you change the mood between them and things get tense and uncomfortable, these people still haven't learned very well to live in harmony and sometimes the amount of foreigners always back and forth doesn't help tourists to take a rest. ... It is well worth visiting.
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  • July 23, 2017
    It is miraculous how Jesus fasted 40 days and nights under such extreme weather conditions. We had to climb 190 odd steps to get to the top of the Mount even though we took the cable car up. A monaste...  more »

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