Temple Mount

Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Temple Mount
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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A hill in the eastern part of Old Jerusalem is of special significance to the world's three major religions. It was reputedly the site of the first and second Jewish Temple, and since the 7th century has contained two Muslim shrines.
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teddy1014
Brooklyn, NY153 contributions
Must see, but check opening times
Jan 2020
Home to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque, which makes it a must-see! The mount is controlled by Muslims and hours of visit can vary, especially on Fridays. Definitely check with your hotel or other sources before you go. It is best to come 30 mins before it opens as there's usually a line to enter the mount. The line starts near the Western Wall. Some women are given shawls to cover up, but enforcement seems spotty. As the crowd is controlled via entry, the mount is generally not too overcrowded and it is quite peaceful up there.
Written December 1, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Venerated Grounds Are Spiritually Thrilling!
Dec 2019
Such a spiritually thrilling experience to step upon the venerated grounds of Temple Mount where our Lord Jesus once walked. Sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, no other location in the World can compare to its Holy significance. The hours of visitation for non-Muslims though are somewhat restricted. Unable to access Temple Mount on my first visit to Jerusalem due to a riot, I was exceptionally excited when I finally walked the grounds upon my return pilgrimage. While Jerusalem boasts numerous historically religious and architectural sites, Temple Mount for me remains the pinnacle. My adult son and I were eagerly awaiting the early morning opening to Temple Mount, which provided us with a more profound experience, without all of the tour groups congesting this highly revered area. The Dome of the Rock, with its lovely, colorful, exterior mosaics and gleaming, golden dome is unfortunately now accessible only to Muslims. We had a wonderful opportunity to walk its perimeter and absorb the beauty of the surrounding structures, archways, expansive plaza and views across the Kidron Valley to the Mount of Olives and Jewish Cemetery. Areas of Temple Mount are also restricted to non-Muslims, where on several occasions we were instructed to proceed no further. View the "Golden Gate" ("Beautiful Gate" in the Bible), which was sealed by the Muslims in ancient times, and is located within the Eastern Wall. It is now open from the Temple Mount side for Muslim worship. Walk the olive grove between the Dome of the Rock and the Eastern Wall for a deeply moving, spiritual experience. Be quiet and respectful and dress appropriately.
Written November 19, 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY542 contributions
Important
Dec 2019
An important site for three major religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) this spot should be included on any itinerary for a Jerusalem visit. Make sure to obey instructions from security officials and observe scheduled visit times. The area is a source of contention between local Jewish and muslim residents, occasionally leading to small, mostly peaceful protests.
Written November 12, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
A Must Visit
Dec 2019 • Friends
This place is unique as it was said to be the site of the 1st and 2nd Jewish temple and now the site of 2 mosques.
Written November 6, 2020
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Marija Rusaka
Jönköping, Sweden686 contributions
Must see !
Nov 2019 • Couples
One of the most historic and religious places for Christians, Muslims and Jewish people!
This amazing and atmospheric place situated in heart of the old Jerusalem city. You need to cross check post to enter place. All people was polite and helpful so you can’t wait some problems at this stage. When you come up direct you can see stunning design of Dome of the Rock, one of the most beautiful mosques I ever see !!! You can find fantastic view of Mountain of Olives! Highly recommended to all !
Written October 1, 2020
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Ahmed_Ishrad
Birmingham, UK19 contributions
moving and inspirational
Oct 2019
absolutely moving experience at Al-Aqsa inshAllah we will all be able to visit soon! Make sure to use the bathroom before entering because they are quite far from anything of course because of the holiness of the site. There is a small little coffee shop outside the main gate where you can get a cup of hot sahlav (spiced milk similar to chai) and hookah with traditional coals. Very awesome!
Written September 9, 2020
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J E1
Atlanta, GA77 contributions
Top site in Jerusalem
Feb 2020
Temple Mount is a top historic site in Jerusalem. We were not allowed to go inside so I have limited information to report.
Written June 27, 2020
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NabilO
Palestinian Territories29 contributions
No words
May 2020
Incredibly strong emotional experience. Allah has truly granted us with a remarkable space to praise him! Ameen!
Written June 21, 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
A very intriguing religious site
Apr 2020
This is rather controversial, perhaps one of the most delicate. Where exactly is the Temple Mount venerated by Jews, Muslims and Christians alike? Many believe it lies on the premises occupied by the Dome of the Rock just behind the Western Wall. We could only view the Dome from uphill the Wall.
Written April 28, 2020
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Rick F
Palmerston North, New Zealand23 contributions
Massive
Jan 2020
We were surprised by the huge expanse of the area around Al Aqsa. It was a fascinating place to walk around, take photos and absorb the importance of the location.
Written April 14, 2020
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