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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 had a bad experience l. We were not told to bring flashlights. The tunnel was claustrophobic, dark, andwe were walking through dirty water. Do not bring little kids or kids at all. Just don't go. 
  • Even though they were closed the tunnels flooded, dry route definitely offers an interesting walk is different for those looking for something new but still linked to history
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  • We traveled as a group of children, parents, grandparents and great grandparents Seeing the tunnels with knowledge of the biblical history, putting visual reality to my optical conjecture, is fascinat...  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