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“Watch your dress if going up to the mount”
Review of Temple Mount

Temple Mount
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Private Tour: Old City Jerusalem with Rampart...
Ranked #46 of 316 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Security at this site. They will not let you up there if dressed inappropriately. Women dress modestly, skirts below the knee, no low cut tops or sleeveless tops. Informative site large area to walk around.

2  Thank mjb60
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a very peaceful place to spend some time in the shadow of the numerous trees. You see groups of men and women (separate) discussing in little groups, children playing aroud, and the architecture is beautiful. At least from outside, because non-muslims are not allowed to enter the Dome of the Rock or the Al Aqsa mosk. This time the "racial profiling" is against you if you are a white Caucasian type.
Make sure to consult the opening hours, they are not frequent and the schedule is a bit complicated. You can only enter through the wooden path above the Western wall but can come out from any of the gates that lead into the souq.
Definitely worth the visit.

3  Thank Hanemu
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I couldn't believe I was at a site that is one among the holiest places in the world and yet been a cause of wars, crusades, destruction and immense bloodshed. The place was just awe inspiring.

1  Thank Roop48
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Please note that it is Ramadan, the holiest month on the Muslim calendar. So the mosque is very busy with Muslims praying and thus it is not open for tourists at the moment. The first time I tried to gain entrance to the grounds, I was politely refused and told to come back the next morning, between 7 and 11 am. I turned up at 10 but it was already too busy and I was refused entry again. Instead I discovered the beautifully humble disused Hammam al Ayn, a Mamluk bath house built in the 14th century. It is within the grounds of the Centre of Jerusalem Studies which is in the Arab Quarter. The guard at the gate was very kind and talkative on the subject of Ramadan.

So even though I didn't get into the grounds of the Dome of the Rock, the views that I saw from some high lookouts in the old city were breath taking. And I respect their need for privacy at this special time. Long live religious tolerance, and may it grow and grow.

3  Thank FussyChic
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

that should be seen with a guide. Ours was someone who works on the Temple Mount Sifting Project. There is a special line to get in that becomes long very quickly. Go early in the morning. I would not have had an appreciation for what I was looking at had it not been for the guide. There is the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are separate places. Also, our guide explained that the staircase to the left of Al Aqsa involved digging that was far more extensive than Israel had anticipated when it okayed the project, and that the debris is currently being sifted as part of the Temple Mount Sifting project. This is a very holy site and how I wish that we could all learn to cooperate - Muslims care-taking the top of the Temple Mount and the Jewish people care-taking the sides... like a team.

5  Thank bschinagle
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