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Temple Mount, Jerusalem

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One of the world's most sacred places historically identified as the site of the second Jewish Temple, Temple Mount is presently dominated by some of the most important Muslim shrines, including the Dome of the Rock. In Judaism, the hill has been known as the site of Mount Zion, the location of Solomon's Temple, and as the place where Abraham nearly sacrificed his firstborn son to prove his devotion to Yahweh. According to the Talmud, the hill is also the site from where God collected the dust to create Adam. For Sunni Muslims, this is the place from which the Holy Prophet ascended to heaven. Marked by a long history of religious conflicts, the hill remains one of the world's most contested holy sites. The Mount can be reached through 11 gates on Herodian walls--only one being reserved for non-Muslims. Getting into the site can be a challenge--it is only open during very specific time slots and, thus, lines are often long. Arrive early for your best chance to get in, and be aware that modest clothing (for both men and women) is required. For Temple Mount and beyond, use our Jerusalem vacation planner to get the most from your Jerusalem vacation.
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Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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  • Please, please do yourself a favor and read the history of the Temple Mount before you arrive. This is my # 1, 2, as well as 3 Tips I can give you. For the history will give you context. Keep an open ...  more »
  • The Temple Mount is truly one of the Holiest sights in the world and the plaza of the Dome of the Rock is stunning. Definitely worth the visit if you have the stamina/capability given the following: T...  more »
  • Such a disappointment when so many of the historically important sites in Old Jerusalem are open to all. Here they have restrictions, fees and palpable dislike for all non Muslims. We were made to fee...  more »
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  • Cannot get it but the exterior is great and in good detail. It is very hard to get it here due to the fact that it closes for most of the time and whenever it is open there is a long queue.
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  • One of the most Important Holiest site in Islam.
  • The most beautiful Muslim site on Jerusalem the land of Palestine
  • Temple Mount is a special spot on planet earth inside Jerusalem/Zion. My eternal heritage is connected to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, who set Jerusalem/Zion as the place He is to be worshipped. God bless Israel with peace.