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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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  • We went as a study group. Prepared to get wet. The water level could reach two or three inches above the knee. but most of the time was below the knee. Needs to have flash light and easy to dry pants,...  more »
  • I would not miss this tour during your stay in Jerusalem. We brought our own headlamp flashlights, which freed up our arms for taking photos or steadying yourself through the tunnel. It was not too de...  more »
  • Located in the old city of Jerusalem. Difficult to understand at first sight a few times walking around, trying to find. Be careful because wet and progressed in the entrance is not surprising.
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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