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Masada National Park

Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Ein Gedi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Experience the grandeur of the legendary last stand against the Romans and death of the Jews on this fortress.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'd wanted to visit Masada for a long time and was thrilled to finally go there. This is an amazing structure and the history behind it is fascinating - whichever version of history you go with. It's hard to capture the feel of this fortress high on a hill overlooking desert and the engineering feat it was to construct and... More

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a great great place to visit. When I visited this site I had a brilliant tour guide that was full of knowledge about the sad story that unfolded on this site. A cable car takes you up to the castle or for the more adventurous you can walk up snake pass. (Not recommended in July when it is 41c... More

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Arnprior, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was amazing to experience because of it's history. The views are spectacular! Where lots of sun block if a hot sunny day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went up by cable car - apparently in the summer months when the temperature is in the 40s they close the Snake Pass in the early morning and I'm not surprised, it would be a killer walking up in that heat. The site is quite amazing, the history absolutely fascinating and the view spectacular. It makes you wonder about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We thought we would be climbing up the Rampart Path but no, we were actually going up The Snake Path. It was an incredibly hard climb (3 months after a partial knee replacement), it was totally worth the effort and the top was incredible. Watched the sunrise and learned so much.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In spite of desert temperatures, we got to top of Masada by cable car & traveled through Herod's palace with our awesome tour guide, Shachar. We learned a tremendous amount of history. Then we visited the Dead Sea which was awesome, floating in the sea & covering ourselves in Dead Sea mud. A memorable day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

if u want a good hike on the early morning, climb the MASADA!! its amazing to climb and get there by the sunrise. good experience. the climb can take a 20- 30 minutes.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Being on top of the mountain gives you great views and some really great pictures. The ruins are fairly good with lots to see, but it is really hot up there with little shade and no place to buy water. I also liked the museum. In fact, I enjoyed it much more than the ruins itself. I took the cable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

To build a fortress on top of a rock in a barren desert next to a poisoned sea is insane. This is what makes it such a fascinating place to visit. There are so many questions about this place and finding out the answers will expand your mind. Come on an organised tour to get the most out of your... More

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