ADD TO LISTFew travelers choose to stop at Ariha when traveling to West Bank, and those that do usually only make a brief stop to see the Monastery of Temptation. Other places in the area may be more interesting to explore. If you do travel to Ariha, please take some time to tell us about what you saw in this Ariha travel guide.
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Ariha, or Jericho in English is a palestinian city of the West Bank that dates back millenia in the past and is often considered as the oldest city on Earth. It is situated below the sea level at the north of the Dead Sea depression. It is a nice city where it can be very hot in summer with temperature above 45°C. There are 3 famous places to visit in the vicinity of Jericho: the palace of Hisham, the Tel Jericho site (site of the old Jericho) and the Monastery of temptation. Keep in mind that Jericho is in a trouble location of the world and you should take great care in going there. It remains one of the safest places of the West Bank; however, situation can change very fast and I would not recommend visiting those places without either a excellent knowledge of the region and its context or local contacts that will guide you.
The Monastery of Temptation
The summit of Mount of Temptation, rising to a height of 350 meters above sea level and commanding a magnificent and panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, is the site where Jesus (pbuh) spent forty days and forty nights fasting and meditating during the temptation of Satan.
In the The Monastery of Temptation the offer you to drink from the foutain. It's very cold and clear! Fresh in the hot summer!
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