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Herod's Western Palace
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

One of the world's most special places..as UNESCO knew long before..
Here in Israel we call it Massada.

You can climb up with a tram, or take the more challanging "snake trail"- a 2 km, 700 stairs hike. It's rought, but the jouney will make the view and history that awaites you up, will be even more stunning...

Nothing like going down to one of the dead sea beaches after a visit to "massada".

Ein Gedi is really worth a visit, and there are more hiking options around the area.

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Masada in general is the place of the World Heritage site and Herod's Western Palace is a treasury of it. Hanged on the slope of the hill with wonderful location, beautiful wall paintings and floor decoration. Must be seen.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

must see if in the area. lots of steps, hard to believe someone actually lived there.

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Reviewed September 1, 2011

Highly recommend Masada (Herod's Palace Fortress). It's very hot in August. We were given the option of hiking up or paying to ride the cable car. Luckily we chose the cable car. I wore a ball cap & think it held the heat in too much & resulted in Heat Stroke later that day. This is an incredible place & the views of the Dead Sea are spectacular. Did Qumron caves also but not as memorable...rugged & distant hike to caves & not possible in hot weather & with tour bus time constraints. The Dead Sea was very memorable!

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Reviewed December 26, 2010

Herod's Northern Palace is for most people the highlight of the site and the area most frequently displayed in tour books, photos, and documentaries of the location. After staring at this in books for three months before visiting, I am happy to report that all three levels are accessible to tourists with the viewpoint from the upper terrace and the frescoes on the lower terrace being the most memorable. The stairs making these reachable are of moderate difficulty but the route is a bit winding but worth the effort. No visit to Masada is complete without a visit.

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