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Mount of Temptation Monastery

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Address: Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Amazing View

The view up there is amazing. You really get an interesting perspective of the area. It is truly an oasis in the desert.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
David T
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you take the cable car, it is still a stiff climb to the monastery. The view is great from the top, but the monastery is not much chop - unless you go there for religious reasons, of course.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view atop of the mount is wonderful like many others on a clear day. Not as impressive as Masada but still worth it. Was really looking forward to visiting Jericho but was hugely underwhelmed. Allocate an afternoon at most.. move on there are so many more wonderful sites / places to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The view up there is amazing. You really get an interesting perspective of the area. It is truly an oasis in the desert.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

From here one can see the whole of Jericho from above, also the dead sea is visible as is Jordan, many historical points can be seen from above from here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited this monument before, took the gondolas to the top, it has a wonderful view on the lowest point on earth the ancient city of Jericho, this is the best spot to see this old wonderful city, but on this visit I got off the beaten trail and took a family member to their auntie house, just nestled under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Take the Jericho Cable Car up and followed by a hike up the monastary. It is a wonder that this monastary was built on the cliff side and a place for worship. A must visit when visiting Jericho!

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Malcesine, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic view, less people, but annoyed monks. They don't like the tourists going up there and visiting their home. So you should be respectful. It's not impressive like Masada, but worth to go there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

It takes the strong hearted to take the climb to the monastery. The curves and turns are enough to make the chicken hearted turn back. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the church inside the mountain was a wonder. Ensure you have an experienced guide who can explain details to you as the monks speak Greek.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The monastery almost hangs from the top of the mountain. We were the only ones there at 2:55pm, arriving just before the monastery gate was locked. The priests were quietly going about their business, so we had free reign to wander though. It's quite a climb from the end of the cable car ride, but well worth the challenge of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

It was amazing to be standing on top of the mount where Jesus was tempted. However, there are throngs of tourists. This was the most crowded place we visited in the Holy Land. Oceans of humanity pushing and shoving to get to the grotto and to kiss the stone in the tight warm quarters. I enjoyed the the Monastery at... More 

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