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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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TripAdvisor
  • The tunnel is a must, the fact that it was dug 3000+ years ago with little more than a few tunnels is incredible. Would recommend taking a torch (or a phone with a torch on it!) as it is very dark! Wo...  more »
  • An excursion you will remember for ever. One of our favorite places on our tour of the Holy Lands. Went back a second time to get some of what we missed. 
  • I couldn't wait to go through and I am definitely not disappointed. For me, knowing that, what is it 3,000 years ago, this tunnel was dug through solid rock and today I get to walk through it and it h...  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