Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem

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Wade knee-deep through water in a pitch black tunnel at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, an ancient feat of engineering that protected the city's water supply from the invading Assyrian army in the late 8th century BCE. Built under King Hezekiah, the tunnels were carved with a pickaxes from either side until the tunnel diggers met in the middle. They can be explored by guided tour, but bring a light source, wear bottoms that you can roll up above your knees, and carry a backpack in which to place your shoes before wading in. Make Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel a part of your Jerusalem vacation plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    interesting historical travel, housing, origins, to observe, learn, the opinion is according to the experience of each one.
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  • September 26, 2017
    What an engineering feat 4,000 years ago on how they were able to carve the tunnel from different ends and to make it meet in the middle precisely. So mind boggling and yet so amazing! A must experien...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This place is a great historical place to take kids, to learn about the place, you can come here from anywhere in the world  more »
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  • August 13, 2017
    Well worth the visit! If you are very tall you should know that you will be bent over as you walk through the tunnel. At some points the tunnel is about 5 feet tall and the water runs about 2.5 feet deep. The water is not frigid, but it is cool enough to refresh you on a hot day. There are places to change your clothes before entering. This place is not hard to get to if you go out Dung Gate near the Western Wall, head down the hill until you see a large wall that says "City of David" on the right across the street. Follow this wall and you will come up to Hezekiah's Tunnel.
  • May 14, 2017
    Been to Israel many times. I've heard of Hezekiah's Tunnel but thought it was very touristy and nothing to experience for someone like. I was very wrong it's an incredible experience. Knee deep in water, walking though the ancient tunnel was incredible. Buy a little flashlight, it was pitch dark in there.
  • June 21, 2017
    Probably one of the coolest things to do in Jerusalem. Takes about 20-30 min to walk through the tunnel and it's a lot of fun! Go with friends and bring a couple flashlights. It's a blast!
  • August 11, 2017
    Lots of fun walking through the water filled tunnels. Bring a bathing suit and flip flops or Crocks!!
  • June 18, 2017
    amazing tunnel and special experience. make sure you go through the wet one

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