Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 is the place where the Devil is supposed to have taken Jesus to tempt and lure Him into obeisance to Satan. A more desolate and barren spot would be hard to find anywhere in...  more »
  • While on a pilgrimage our bus stopped for a few minutes to view Mount Temptation and take a few pictures. We did not ride to the Monastery, which is unfortunate. Nonetheless, we were able to grab a...  more »

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