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Address: | am Dung Gate, Eingangs-Brücke vom südlichen Western-Wall-Checkpoint, Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A hill in the eastern part of Old Jerusalem is of special significance to...

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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What an amazing feeling

It was very emotional being on the Temple Mount and thinking of all the history behind it. There was so much security trying to get up there though. It was worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were forbidden to go to Temple Mount grounds. Maybe another time visitors will be allowed at that historic, religious site. Too long a wait if we would have been. But wonderful to see it from the distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was very emotional being on the Temple Mount and thinking of all the history behind it. There was so much security trying to get up there though. It was worth it.

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Thank Shell C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Be careful before you go and do a little research. While visiting this site is safe, due to tight security, you have to consider how long the security line will take. Hours are very restrictive, only allowing visitors in Monday-Thursday from 7:30-10:30 AM and 12:30-1:30 PM during the winter and 8:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM during the summer. If you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First, be prepared to wait in security line, and don't even think of taking any religious articles onto the site. The security presence is a little daunting, but it's worth it to see the outside at least of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. No non-Muslims allowed inside, unfortunately. The sense of conflict that pervades many... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A holy site to Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Worth seeing. I felt.... something..... here. Maybe I only felt it because I wanted to. Maybe it was just my deep love of history. The Bible teaches that the Spirit of God used to reside here. Maybe that was exactly what I was feeling. Anyway, beautiful building, but you can't go in... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Really fantastic. Our tour guide Ryan a genious, He carry us through the old city and the hours runs easy and without effort. The knowledge about history, religión, architecture and his sense of life amazing. One of the best i have ever seen. Ryan thanks a lot for your dedication.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Dear traveler, Please keep in mind, that first and foremost, the Temple Mount is a site of great religious significance and political unrest. Therefore, if you are inconvenienced by closures, do not bash the site... To increase your chances, go early and note the opening times. Respect the fact that we have a free visitation right, dress and behave accordingly.... More 

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

This area is 14 hectares of sacred space; the location of Mount Moriah, where Abraham offered up Isaac, and the temples of Solomon and Herod stood. For 1,300 plus years the Dome of the Rock and al Aqsa Mosque have been present here and when it comes to the explosive status of Jerusalem, this is the epicentre. Yes, it is... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you are a non-Muslim, which I am, you can only go through one gate, the Morocco Gate (located right next to the Dung Gate on a map). Found it rather hard to find. You need to go to the Western Wall/Wailing Wall, walk past security but turn right away, you will go up a ramp and then into Temple... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Getting into the Temple mount takes a bit of effort and knowledge. We arrived a week after the synagogue attack and I thought it was closed to tourists when we arrived but found out from hotel staff they had re-opened it. There is only one entrance for tourists and non-muslims and its tricky to find but worth the effort. The... More 

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