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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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Atlanta, GA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, but I would have arrived far earlier if I hadn't been on a tour. The site opens at 9AM and it gets very hot as the day progresses. Something else to keep in mind - many of the ruins have been reconstructed. I don't consider that a deterrent, but I do like to know about those... More

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Jerusalem
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21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beware of the heat in the summer. The best way to do it is to walk up before dawn and watch the sunrise, getting down before it gets too hot. There are sleeping facilities at the base. For the weak there is even an elevator to take you up and down. The archeological remains are very impressive.

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Iver Heath, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take water as gets very hot on top. Variety of places to eat. Wonderful scenery from top.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a site that is steeped in Jewish history and is worth the drive from Jerusalem. You will see the ruins of a Roman era Herod palace, ruins of a fortress built in the cliff, and learn about the spirit of the people who lived there after the fall of the Second Temple; their will to survive and their... More

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PA
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Masada is one of those places that if you are in that part of the country, you just have to do it! We visited on the hottest day of the year to date and everyone tried to tell us to put off our visit a few days and to make things even more difficult it was a Saturday (and Ramadan)... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The view from the top of Masada is Amazing and with the mixture of the ancient and historical buildings you really fell like going back in time! You can just walk around the premises and enjoy the view, history unfolding around you. How to get there! Tour: There are a range of tours, however, compared with the price by doing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I was touring with my classmates the entire fortress and some guests whom I did not honor this day down at the palace steps.

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Macae, RJ
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is incredible! Over two thousand years old and yet so modern! It must have been truly amazing to walk around the desert and suddenly see such an oasis! King Herod did love great things, just like him. It is a must see place for whoever wants to understand the grandeur of King Herod and understand a bit more... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was less than we hoped for but still worth the trip. Part of our experience was skewed as we made the trip in July when its HOT! But hey make the best of it we did. We took the cable car which was quick and painless and in the heat, well worth it. I recommend doing it both ways... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We were impressed by the excellent facilities of the Visitors' Center (from the Ein Gedi side), with the indoor parking, the very reasonably priced buffet restaurant, the museum and, of course, the site itself. Documentation is sufficient for a self-guided tour and I find the availability of fresh-water fountains on the plateau very thoughtful.

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