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Address: Hashiloah Road | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-626-8700
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Description: Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City...
Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...
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I actually visited Hezekiah's Tunnels in 2000. It was an awesome experience. Bring water shoes. You start at the Gihon Springs and end at the Pool of Siloam.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Burkesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I actually visited Hezekiah's Tunnels in 2000. It was an awesome experience. Bring water shoes. You start at the Gihon Springs and end at the Pool of Siloam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We opted to explore the "dry Canaanite tunnel" and were amazed at this engineering feat from more than 2500 years ago. How they managed to move tons of rock equivalent to the weight of several jumbo jets is mind boggling. These ancient people understood the laws of physics, cutting through rocks to bring water into the city. I enjoyed the... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Hezekiah's Tunnels inside the City of David is an unique experience that you can back to the times of David House Kingdom and touch on the most ancient walls, tunnels and rocks sculpite by humans with incrible wisdom, unforgettable...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were traveling in January, and there had been snow the day before. So we did the dry route, but saw a couple plunge in (only up to their knees) to do the walk through the part that continues to carry water. But the dry part is plenty interesting, so you don't have to bring a wet suit!

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was another set of tunnels that I enjoyed. Hezekiah's Tunnels provided water to the city in ancient times. We had a guide who led us through explaining the history and at one point the tunnel splits into the "wet" and the "dry" side. Our group was not equipped to get "wet" so we walked on the "dry" side. But... More 

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New Boston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are a student of he Old Testament in general, and the kings of Judah in particular, you will not want to miss a walk on the wet side. This tunnel, cut through solid rock to bring precious water inside the city walls during the days of King Hezekiah, is a marvel of ancient engineering. You are actually allowed... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great place to both view and learn first hand about life way back when. Amazing how workers could build like that.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, once in a lifetime must when you are there. Amazing how they built such tunnels. The water flows slowly and is not to deep except at the beginning it can be mid thigh for a very short distance. Great experience.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Narrow dark tunnels with water running through, very fun and refreshing in the summer! Fascinating piece of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

it is cold, it is wet and it is not for claustrophobic people! but above it all it is so beautiful, interested and so much fun!!!!! it is definitely a fun mid day activity for a hot summer day in the old city of Jerusalem. it was created at 701 B.C and is 533 mt long, it is also known... More 

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