Aerial view of Deir Hajla, in the lower section of the Jordan Valley, between Jericho city and Lower Jordan River, right before reaches Dead Sea.
Deir Hajla is a Greek Orthodox monastery on the West Bank, north of the Dead Sea.
The Jordan River is a 251-kilometre-long (156 mi) river in the Middle East that flows roughly north to south, through the Sea of Galilee and on to the Dead Sea.
The Jordan River has an upper course (from its sources to the Sea of Galilee), middle course (from Sea of Galilee south), and a lower course (before entering to the Dead Sea).
Jordan River is one of the world’s most sacred rivers, the Jordan is mentioned in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures as an important landmark.