Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo

The peak named Mount Nebo is where Moses ended his journey before reaching the Promised Land. As the Bible describes, he was never to enter the Promised Land, but it is here where he viewed these lands. The ruins are a site to behold. The mosaics and church building are very well maintained. These mosaics portray maps, Bible verses and relics that all tie up a magnificent spiritual experience. It is also said that this is the resting place of Moses.
 
Just outside the church there is a lookout point with a plaque that indicates what can be seen. On a clear day, you can see as far as Jericho, Amman, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea and Palestine. It definitely creates a sense that you are very much standing on the same spot where Moses stood all those years before.
 
A new church was built in October 2013, where church services and mass are conducted. The original monastery is being renovated and currently closed to the public. In there are more collections of sixth century mosaics that display animals such as ostriches, crocodiles and various large birds.
 
Mount Nebo receives a large number of pilgrims which contributes to the holy sense of the area. During winter it may be hazy and visibility will be limited, it may also rain.  One of the highlights of Mount Nebo is the cross and snake structure, and much hope to see it during their time on this hill. It is known as the Brazen Serpent Monument which is symbolic to the bronze serpent created by Moses.
 
A visit to Mount Nebo is part of all classical tours of Jordan and is usually visited en route the Dead Sea. Entrance fees are minimum; and toilet facilities are available.