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Make Jericho your destination: the oldest city in the world. It is a desert oasis that stretches along the western Jordan River Bank at an altitude of 258 meters below sea level and a winter resort surrounded by a beautiful is a city both historical and religious significance for tourists and pilgrims from all around the world. it is here where the early expansion of lasting human settlements was observed, and where the first steps towards civilization were revealed.
Opening Hours of the Monastery 9am-4pm
(Dair Quruntul) , the word Quruntul derives from the latin word Quadraginta, meaning "forty" , and refers to the forty days of the fast of the Christ (Mathew4:8-9).
The presnet Monastery was built by the Greek Orthodox Church in 1895, in the place of an earlier Crusader chuch from the 12th Century . Here , Jesus spent 40 days & nights fasting and meditating while rejercting the temptations of Satan
Opening Hours 9am-6pm
Russain Museum Park Complex in Jericho City ted in so called Joasaph land plot which has belonged to Russia since 1883.
In 2010-2011 by the edict of D.A Medvedev, the president of the Russian Federation , the unique Park was planted on the plot land , a museum construction was built and archaeological excavations were carried out.
Opening Hours: Daily 8am-6pm . Entrance Fee: 10 NIS
Tell es Sultan reflects Jericho`s Old History , and is therefore a world-famous site of interest to tourists . The Tell is a 21 m artifical hill, overlooking the modern city from the northwest.It is 2 km away from today`s Jericho city center.
The Spring of Ein es Sultan is just opposite the Tel, to the east . Its one of the richest water resources in the city of Jericho, producing approximately 700 cubic meters, m3 of water per hour. Others call it Elisha`s Well, after prophet Elisha, who said to have purified the water of the spring with a handful of salt.(2 Kings 2:19-22) .
Not far from the city center, on the right hand side of the road that leads to Tel es Sultan, is a large Sycamore Tree. The Tree is called "The Tree of Zachaeus", after the Roman tax collector of Jericho,who according the gospels was a short man and climbed the tree in order to see Jesus, who was surrounded by a crowed of people upon his descent from Mount of Temptation.
Opening Hours 8am-6pm
About 7 km north of the Oasis Hotel are the ruins of the impressive desert palace of the Arab Umayad king Hisham Bin Abd al-Malik (Qasr Hisham), also known as Khirbet Al-Mafjar. The Mosaic floors and the museum display outstanding early Islamic art.