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The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem
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First excavated by archeologists in 1864, The Western Wall Tunnels allow visitors access to an enclosed 485 m (1,591 ft) of the famous retaining wall that served as a support for King Herod's Second Temple expansion. The tunnels run underneath the buildings in Jerusalem's old town, lending insights into the architectural strategies and water collection technologies that enabled the temple's construction. The tunnels are quite narrow and dark; booking a guide beforehand or joining an ongoing tour is the only way to partake in the experience. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Western Wall Tunnels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Did a tour through the tunnels, my friend and I really enjoyed it! It was very interesting to see and the guide told a lot about the history of the tunnels. Definitely worth a visit! 
  • It would lead us through under ground of the Temple area. But the area right under the Golden Doom is closed. Several Jewish men and women stayed there praying earnestly. The tour guide explained the ...  more »
  • A huge place with the current old city below. A guided tour of the syvennyttää in the history of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, below the current street level meters. May not be suitable for the evil ahtaanpaikan.
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