You (non-Muslims) have to be really determined to get there, and the obstacles only seem to get worse. Check the very restricted opening hours for non-Muslims carefully, get there early, and understand that they can and do close the entrances to non-Muslims at the last minute.
That said, it is a remarkable place. The enormous scale of the platform surprises, and you may be surprised by the expanses of open plaza area and by the (architecturally) motley array of buildings around the edges. And by the casual way (families having picnics, kids playing futbol, old men chatting) the local Muslim community relates to the space. Prayer times are different, but in the "off" hours and slack seasons for Muslim pilgrimage, it serves as a kind of public park, much as temple grounds in Buddhist countries do.
There is little or no effort to present the place to tourists. If you want to know what era the various standing buildings date from, or to see the traces of the Temple mount as it would have been known to Jesus or ancient Judean pilgrims - look it up before you come.
There is no access to the things you might most want to see: the grand staircases that pilgrims ascended in Jesus' day survives (it was entered from the Southern Wall) - but you can't go there, nor can you enter the Dome of the Rock. Entry is restricted for other-than-religious reasons, non-Muslims were permitted by the waqf (Muslim religious trust) to enter the Dome of the Rock until quite recently. Non-Muslims - usually dignitaries - are sometimes admitted to Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock. You and me? We're not that special.
Go, it's a truly magnificent platform above the city, and the exterior of the Dome of the Rock is worth seeing up close. Pity they won't permit respectful visitors to see the inside.
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