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. Make Temple Mount a part of your Jerusalem vacation plans using our Jerusalem route maker tool .
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  • I wish I could enjoy it. Historic. Beautiful. Famous. But between the security detail, the confiscation of our bibles, the aggressive "escorts" who followed us the whole time, it was very unpleasant a...  more »
  • We spent two weeks visiting the Old Jerusalem and loved every moment until we wandered up to the entrance for Non-Muslims onto the Temple Mount. The guards are severe and the lines are long. When we a...  more »
  • Visit this morning to the esplanade of mosques Attention opening hours are from 7:30 to 10:30 and then from 12:30 to 13:30. I arrived about 8:40, many people lined up until the safety lock, I could go home about an hour later. You will be asked where you come and your religion, they can even keep objects can you go once your visit is over (that was my case) once completed controls, you have access to one of the most beautiful sites of Jerusalem. The Al Aqsa Mosque is not accessible to non Muslims, the dome either. Stay calm during your visit, you are on a highly secure and holy place. do not hesitate to go all around the Esplanade as you will may not be lucky to come back so soon. To really enjoy the place I recommend to stay at least 45 minutes.
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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.

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