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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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  • The excavations in the City of David just keep getting better. The water tunnels are fascinating for the studious and a fun clamor for older children. The newly excavated drainage tunnel runs 1/4 mile...  more »
  • It is a great place to visit during a hot summer day. The tunnel was very cool. It was so amazing about the history of this tunnel and the City of David. A must see!  more »
  • We did the "wet tunnel" last week, and it was super fun! Be sure to take a flashlight and wear shorts and water shoes. It's cool to think about how the tunnel was built way back then. A couple friends...  more »
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  • Walking through the tunnel was an awesome experience. You gotta admire the engineering skills of people in biblical times. If you are a large person or you have claustrophobia, it would be best to avoid the tunnel.
  • Fun water hike through ancient tunnels. Great for all ages as long as you are not handicapped. Bring flashlights!
  • One of the best tourist things to do in Jerusalem
  • A lot of fun and very historical!! Be prepared to get wet (knee deep water) and have something that provides light because in the tunnel it's pitch black.
  • À little water