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Hezekiah's Tunnels, Jerusalem

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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 visited this tunnel which was very interesting and the history was significant in the Jewish culture. The Bible mentions it and its significance in protecting Jerusalem. 
  • This was an informative tour, and review of history of this time period. Water in tunnel was cool and refreshing. Initially up to mid thigh, but most of time, mid calf for an adult woman. Tunnel dark,...  read more »
  • Yes, your legs will get wet, but this is an amazing opportunity that you should take advantage of! This underground tunnel is not for the claustrophobic, people who woke up feeling unwell, or those wh...  read more »
  • 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.
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