I have read previous post related to this road, leading off the main road between Jerusalem-Jericho. We don't have much time, but I would love to make a quick de-tour down the windling road to the car park. Is it actually possible to see the Monastery from the car park, or would we have to leave the car and walk a bit to actually see the "famous" view of the Monastery down in the valley? How long would it take to drive to the view point, take a few photos and then back on to Rt1 again?
We will be driving in my Israeli friend's car, She feels very reluctant to go down there as she is afraid people might throw stones at the car or it would be risky in other ways being in an Israeli car. I have read the area is under full Israeli controll, but she is still afraid. Have you heard of any attacks or other trouble to Israeli cars going down that way to the view point?