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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  • Beautiful walk made to the Mount of Temptation Monastery, above a beautiful view over Jericho.
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  • The Bible nevertheless describes the precipice and the mount of Temptations very well, but seeing it in real life is really even more impressive. This precipice is incredibly scary. The monastery is perched very very high, but very well done because the narrow lanes keep us the possible + of heat. Thanks to our guide (a science well) for explaining so many things to us. We were able to visit the cave of the Prophet Eli. The interior of the monastery is richly decorated, but narrow. Emotions are rich and intense, it is a landmark. It is essential to have comfortable walking shoes given the very long staircase and the way to go.
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