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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  • August 18, 2017
    1st time that went into the mount and was excited but neither pass Israeli security door where if they were kind I stop with the Muslims who were part of the security and began to be rude just input! Put me in a corner because short dress brought (minimum! is summer and we are 38 °) but covered top, then minutes let me enter, they told us x where to walk and could hardly stop to look at the other open spaces where were other Muslims. I felt repressed since the first minutes inside for q then a man again stop us all to tell us that we had to buy some white skirts to cover us! 8 DOLLARS! YES, OR IF YOU HAVE TO PAY! AN ESTAFAAAAA! I was so upset, no one warns you of this! And to top it off you get a white sheet that in my case it was huge and was so wet that I had to bend it like 5 times. All men actually had to buy that can not display legs are male or female. Finally able to access outside of the famous golden dome (impossible to enter if you're not a Muslim) is a very nice place and I started taking pictures, but you can only see quarter that the other sides again does not allow you to pass! but at 5 minutes security again with his rudeness Muslims began to say to the tourists that we must go! Not let me continue taking pictures and I was upset. It is a very nice place but with so much Club of means does not desire to visit and is a shame that they ruin it as well. (see only) not worth 5 min where you pay $8 and you press people and not to have access more q to a quarter of the dome!
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  • August 16, 2017
    There´s been many reviews about this place explaining everything to know. The only tip I have is come early. if you´re there when the place opens you´ll be able to visit the whole place with a handful...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    After the Killings on July 14th, the under 50 years-of-age Muslims being banded from the old city, Muslims in general refusing to pass through the Israeli controlled metal detectors to the Temple Moun...  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 15, 2017
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  • June 22, 2017
    One of the most Important Holiest site in Islam.
  • June 21, 2017
    The most beautiful Muslim site on Jerusalem the land of Palestine
  • April 13, 2017
    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.

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