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Address: Rehov Hashiloah | City of David, Jerusalem, Israel
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Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City...

Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...

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Wet or Dry Route

When visiting the City of David, it is very important to find time to go through Hezekiah's Tunnel as well. There is the option of the Dry Route that opens into old ruins and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

When visiting the City of David, it is very important to find time to go through Hezekiah's Tunnel as well. There is the option of the Dry Route that opens into old ruins and tombs and the conventional wet (and dark) route. I suggest why not try both. You can always do the dry route first and double back to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I do not understand these reviews. Imagine a pitch black, incredibly tight, long, terrifying walk in 4" of cold water. There is historical significance in the fact that the tunnel is there, but to subject yourself to walking through the tiny space is completely absurd. My shoulders touched both sides of the tunnel during the 20" walk. The majority of... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This tunnels used to deliver the water supply to the city many years ago. You feel like the techniques used such a long time ago were pretty genius. Once again, it is just so amazing what the people of that time had to go thru to survive. It is another amazing experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

The Tunnels of Hezekiah are the end of the tour of the City of David. It is a building marvel performed about 3000 years ago. It connects the City with the only water source nearby, the spring of Shiloah. The builders 3000 years ago have successfully created a long tunnel with a vertical distance of only 30 cm between the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

To be able to walk through a tunnel chiseled out hundreds of years BCE in water, at times up to mid-thigh, and to learn and understand how they were able to get the two ends to meet, is mind-boggling.The tunnel is at times warm and claustrophobic, but to reach the end and then see the Siloam Pool, another well attested... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Hezekiah's tunnel and the City of David excavations are one of the best tourist sites in Jerusalem. There is so much to see and experience there!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is an experience for those brave enough to walk through a narrow tunnel under the OLD City of David in water somewhere between you knees & ankles in total darkness. of course you need to bring some sort of light. It was a highlight for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It was incredible! The wet tunnel is super cool. The water is a bit cold but it is worthy :) try not to go behind big groups, u may have to stop and wait inside the tunnel

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Spring Branch, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a very tight tunnel. Make sure you bring your water shoes, a flashlight, and be willing to duck walk quite a bit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

David's city is a wast archeological side just outside the Dung gate of Jerusalem's Old Town. The water tunnel is a fun place to visit. Be prepared to get wet. The water is about ankle deep for the most part but there was a short section where it got to about 60-70 cm (2-2.5 feet). It is completely dark inside... More 

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