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Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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We had a stopped in this area where we can see the view of the monastery. One is the tourist destination also. A lot of stores are also around the area where you can buy boxes of dates , fruits , drinks , food , oils and anything for souvenirs . Just be alert because some of the
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We enjoyed a visit from Jerusalem on our way to Dead Sea, driving a rental car on a day-trip. Had a wonderful lunch at the top of the cable car - expansive views and reasonable food. Rental car staff told us not to take the car into Palestinian areas (Jericho and Bethlehem), so
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The arduous climb up to monastery was a treat in itself and the view above was just unbelievably beautiful. Being able to set foot on the same place where Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil was just another level.
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We  viewed the monastery across the valley for a small Bedouin village. Our Franciscan tour leader explained the temptation of Christ that happened here  and read the scriptures. Viewing the mountain from a distance gave a greater impact to the story. A pleasant side benefit
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Set on the edge of a cliff, we were told only two monks live in the monastery currently. Take the tram up, we were unable to go up to the monastery when we were there but viewing from the bottom is pretty cool.
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