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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Our tour bus stopped near the cable car parking lot for a view of the Greek Orthodox Monastery and the Mount of Temptation. Cut into the cliff and seeming to float on the face of the rock, the... more »
I chose to walk there from the ticket station while the tour group I went with waited over an hour to get there. I enjoyed the monastery and the staff who worked there were very helpful and kind. more »
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