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Temple Mount

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #28 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The historical site for both the First Temple built by King Solomon, as well as the Second Temple built by the returning exiles from Persia.  Later... more »
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Richmond, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a thing of beauty The Golden Dome of the Rock, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is. We were able to take a guided tour inside both of them last month. Words cannot describe how beautiful they are inside and out. Our guide, Sam Eli Salem, was very knowledgeable about them, we felt very blessed to be able to visit inside... More

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What makes dome of the rock special is that it was built more than thousand years ago and still inspires you with the mathmatical shape and location. Make sure yiu either read or got a local guide to tell you the story behinde it. Make sure he translates you writings on the walls as they tell so much about history... More

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new west, bc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We try to see the Golden dome mosque several days, but all the check points do not let tourists to go there. Israeli soldiers with guns block all the entrances to this Holy Site for Muslims, although only Muslims are allowed to go inside the Mosque tourists can take photos form far away during the limited time. But no one... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very fascinating! I'll leave you to read up on the history behind this place that Muslims, Jews, and Christians have claim to. Tourists are allowed during certain times only and if you are female, make sure you're covered up. I was able to borrow a skirt from the ladies in front of the Western Wall. I covered up my upper... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The enormity of this site must be seen to be believed. The history here! From King Solomon's stables to the Golden Gate. There is nothing we didn't like here, except the extremely limited hours to visit. But we scheduled around it and it worked. Incidentally, the views are great as well.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have read many reviews here by visitors to the Temple Mount, and thought it necessary to give reliable details correcting the impression left by some of the posts. The long lines/opening times and gate: 1.There are 11 gates through the Old City of Jerusalem leading into the Temple Mount, but only one of the gates ( accessible through the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The mount had the Al Aqsa mosque, the shrine of the Dome of the Mount and many other historical smaller Islamic buildings. They are surrounded by large prayer areas for Jerusalem's Muslim community and gardens. Getting in takes patience - arrive at 7:30am any day but Friday, take your passport and prepare for airport-style security checks. Be aware that the... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When I've been there was Friday and closed to non muslims. But we walked around there and I took some pictures. But for me is a ok place comparing another mosques I've in Iran for example.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Expect to wait if you want to go here, it opens at 730 am, closes at 1130 and then reopens 1230 until 1330. Access is via the Western wall ramp, wear sensible clothing ladies, otherwise you wont touch first base. It is a Muslim site and you cannot enter the Dome and Mosque if you are non Muslim. It is... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

People seem to have wildly different experiences with this site but this is how ours went. We went on May 21, 2014. The line starts at Mugrabi Gate (the only entrance available for anyone who is not Muslim) which is just inside Dung Gate and right next to security for entrance to the Western Wall there. We got in line... More

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