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Hezekiah's Tunnels, Jerusalem

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Wade knee-deep through water in a pitch black tunnel at Hezekiah's Tunnels, 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Jerusalem attractions like Hezekiah's Tunnels can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • delve into ancient tunnels of the city, the feet in water, on more than one km it is calm, cool and we're having fun. Provide a lamp torch, and think of head!
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  • This is quite an experience to walk throught this. Absolutely mind boggling on how it was made. Remember to duck so that you don't hit your head!  more »
  • We did something pretty amazing today. And a bit scary! Well, I thought it was scary, my husband, who has a much high threshold for uncomfortable situations, just thought it was very cool. We did a gu...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • amazing tunnel and special experience. make sure you go through the wet one
  • Absolutely incredible. A must see.
  • Quite an adventure under the most historic foundations of Jerusalem!

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