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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  • Depending on the weather the water in the tunnel can be up to the top of your thighs. Visit on a hot day so you clothes can dry.  more »
  • There are two tunnels...the "dry" tunnel and the "wet" tunnel. We chose the dry tunnel...don't try it if you are not a thin person, or if you have claustrophobia. Some on our tour went through the.....  more »
  • Part of our tour of the City of David is a walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel. There are actually two tunnel options "wet" and "dry." Apparently the dry tunnel is more recent discovery compared to the.....  more »
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  • Great experience! I genuinely enjoyed the descent below the ground. Both paths (dry and wet) are well maintained, though I ultimately decided to only follow the yellow path, as the blue one really does require the visitor to be better equipped with water-resistant boots and a flashlight. Still, even the yellow path is interesting, it boggles one’s mind that these tunnels were created thousands of years ago virtually by hand.
  • This is one of the oldest places in Jerusalem and that's saying something. Amazing to think how they possibly could have created this coming from opposite ends and yet meeting to complete it. You should not miss this tour!
  • If you get the chance, go through the Siloam tunnel (Hezekiah's tunnel). The water is about 70cm deep at the beginning and end. So wear either a bathing suit or quick dry shorts. You'll need some water shoes and a headlamp or flashlight as well.
  • There are two options after the main tour through Hezekiah's Tunnel, the wet tunnel and the dry one. Our group split in 2 and both parties enjoyed the experience seemingly just as much. If you want to go through the wet tunnel bring shoes for the water and quick drying clothes, you will get wet past your knees.
  • The wet Tunnel is an exceptional experience. Change into "beach feet" beforehand,. You will get wet up to your thighs,so bring something to change into *and a light*! Takes at least 45 minutes,.
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