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Hezekiah's Tunnels

Hashiloah Road | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2623 1221
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Ranked #5 of 174 Attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Marvellous, trilling, simply great. Israeli people are absolutely crazy. There is an absolutely darkness in a very narrow space and running water to the depth of 70 cm. You will get pocket-torch with only one (!) LED. You can guess that the trip is a little bit scary when you are alone without guide or group. I cannot imagine such... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We went there on late December, water temperature is ok (not freezing at all). Went on our own, without their guide. Skip the cheesy 3D, not worth it. Not a comfortable walk for the big n tall, DH who is 6 feet moved in slower pace than me and my lithe 5.3 and skinny daughter. We were the only three... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Dont miss this, you need shorts and flip flops and water is sometimes cold but it is an experience you will not forget.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

For reasons I cannot explain,people are thrilled to walk through it. It is half a kilometre long, narrow, thigh-deep water and yet people have a religious experience there. The tunnel is the best souvenir from Old Testament Jerusalem, when King Hezekiah in 701 BC built a water channel to divert the waters of the Gihon Spring to the Pool of... More 

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was quite nervous about walking through the tunnel as I'm very claustrophobic, but I made it and am so glad! Be ready to walk through water and get wet, but what an experience! My group let me be near the beginning so I wouldn't be behind so many people and that really helped-singing the whole walk was a joy!

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Blackheath, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Definitely not a place for those who do not like small spaces or who have mobility issues. Wear clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting wet and that will dry quickly. Having said all that ...it is fascinating to see the handcarved tunnel for the water supply to Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

on the amazing walls of old Jerusalem you will find a door with small sign say "Hezekiah's Tunnels". inside it you will find a huge tunnel, goes under half of the old city with amazing story. many steps, a lot of humidity, but truly fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great time wading through water knee high, through underground tunnels, so good water footware is helpful as well as a head lamp. There will be a video you can watch which tells you the history of this place, and a chance to purchase a keyring LED torch. Those not wanting to brave the wet waters can opt for a shorter... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The story behind this is extraordinary. However, on out first day in Israel we toured the dry tunnel just before going off to take the the Western Wall tunnel tour the same afternoon. For me, we were on tunnel overload. I would pick either this venue or the Western Wall Tunnels but not both on the same day when one... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is definitely worth visiting while in Jerusalem! After the walk through the water filled tunnel I would highly recommend after the exit finding the entrance to the underground passage up to the davidson archaeological park. It takes maybe another 20 mins. You need something like 30 shekels there's a guy half way up the underground passage who you pay.... More 

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