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“Unbelievable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hezekiah's Tunnels

Hezekiah's Tunnels
Hashiloah Road | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2623 1221
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Ranked #5 of 174 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Well worth taking the time to see these tunnels. You needs over an hour. The history is amazing and well worth taking the time to see the tunnels.

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“FUN TIMES!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My friend and I were concerned that we would be stuck behind a group of people but to our surprise we walked without having to slow down. The tunnel was exciting! Just make sure you have a full charge on your phone or whatever flashlight you are using. If not you wont be able to see a thing. The history behind this tunnel was very informative and glad i was able to experience this. Would recommend

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“great fun--wet or dry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The city of David (Ir David) just outside the walls of the old city at Dung gate, has been excavated. There's only one English tour at 11:30---they do other languages as well---or like us, there's a self guiding tour with a map. It has TONS of stairs, mostly down but several up flights, too. You end up at tunnels that gave Jerusalem water from a nearby spring. You can either continue through the Hezekiah's tunnel that has water up to your upper thighs or you can do the very narrow Canaanite tunnel. We chose the dry tunnel and it was awesome although not for people with claustrophobia! A couple of times we had to turn side ways but I loved it!

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“Unusual experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It is impressive to consider the engineering prowess required to start a tunnel from two sites and meet in the middle. Doing it 2500 years ago is amazing. Beware the guys selling coins at Siloam pool. The coins are real but are obtained illegally.

Visited March 2014
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“Wade through history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was a highlight of our visit to Jerusalem. We were grateful for the handy lockers and changing rooms upon arrival at the City of David. We were given a map in both English and Spanish. We brought water shoes and shorts, and little flashlights. Flashlights are sold near the entrance to the tunnel, if you don't have them. They are necessary, as it is VERY dark. It's a fairly long trek through the tunnels (533m), but worth it. My husband and I were the only ones there. Right before you enter the water, there is a recently opened Canaanite tunnel to your left. We did this first, as it is dry. This tunnel is even older, and was very neat to see, as well. Don't pass it up!

Visited March 2014
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