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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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  • אחד האתרים הלא מוכרים בירושלים אך אחד המרתקים ביותר ומתאים לכל חובבי ההרפתקאות והמסתורין. גישה נוחה וקצרה ברגל משער האריות, שירותים במקום . לא מתאים לבעלי מגבלות הליכה כי יש מדרגות רבות.  more »
  • Very little information are given onsite so this is basically a 30' walk underground in very large caves that have been used as quarries during the construction of the old city and the temple.  more »
  • It is located outside the city walls in the reign of zedekiah King gihon spring to the pool of Siloam in the walls to draw water from dug channel. The description comes out in the biblical books of Chronicles. Flashlight is required because the waterways in the dark. I think good souvenirs to buy, so you can buy mini flashlight are $ 2 more entrances. Since there are depths there are a few under wears flip flops and bathing suits. Then, it is useful to have like shoes, clothes and towels and put a knapsack. Did not find where can you come out to the pool of Siloam, flip flops, such as replace worn, but to get dressed. But Israel is dry, so walking will be dry. Tunnel is of historical significance, and it is not a dangerous place to walk I think rarely experience.
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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