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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  • View the mountain that Jesus was tempted by the devil in the souvenir shop of temptation in the world's oldest towns, Jericho looks familiar. You can place that Jesus fought briefly goes now that rope Wei. I also feel like a damned.
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  • After a wild and wonderful journey, we arrived at the monastery. What a quiet, secure refuge from a fevered world. We admired the stunning views, the inspiring iconostasis, and met one of the desert F...  more »
  • This is the site believed to be where the devil tempted Jesus during his 40-day fast. We took the cable car and enjoyed the view of Jericho, the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. There are many little n...  more »

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