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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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A walk in the past

Hezekiah carved out a tunnel in the City of David in anticipation of enemy siege on the city, to protect the water source. Today the tunnel which still has water in it is a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Hezekiah carved out a tunnel in the City of David in anticipation of enemy siege on the city, to protect the water source. Today the tunnel which still has water in it is a narrow, low ceiling area which is pitch black and has water up to your knees. It's fun for those who are not large or have claustrophobia.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Yes it is wet, deep underground, low ceilings and some tight fits. But you have to admire the engineering of this thing! Literally 2000+ years ago groups of men started digging from opposite ends towards each other to create a water way to ensure the survival of their city. Not only did it work, but it is still functioning! This... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was the 3rd time I have visited Hezekiah's Tunnels, and I was very glad to see that they finished some new renovations. They added a part at the beginning of the tour that included a short video. The tunnels themselves are a lot of fun, especially to do with a group. Wear water shoes and shorts, not pants. Bring... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

You just have to go do it when you're in Jerusalem. Walking through the ancient tunnels in the fresh spring water is such a fun experience!

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Hezekiah's Tunnel & the CIty of David tour are always greatly anticipated & enjoyed each time we take a group to Israel. I do recommend taking a head lamp & shoes/sandals that you can get wet…because YOU WILL get wet! Ask one of the guides or workers at the site if they can point out where the "Gihon Spring" originates... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

These tunnels were carved out of the rock underground to ensure a safe water supply for the old City of David, in case they were under siege....a common thing back then. You walk for about an hour underground in a tunnel just wider than the average person and high enough for a 6 foot person. Some places you have to... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very interesting to travel through such a historically significant stream/river. Going through took us half an hour.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

These amazing, 4000+ year old tunnels are a cool relief after a hot day around the old city. Make sure you have shorts and rubber sandals/water socks on though, it can be deep in parts and slippery! We had head flashlights to keep our hands free. The hike was excellent through the tunnels!!

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This was such fun, and historically interesting. Be sure to wear bathing suits or shorts you do not mind getting wet, and water shoes. Bring a flashlight per person. There is a shuttle at the end to bring you back to the start. Such fun!

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

A must see in old Jerusalem! two choice: dry or wet tunnel. dry tunnel is a piece of cake. wet tunnel is an Indiana jones adventure. not for the claustrophobic!!! water can reach to your buttocks. my teens loved it but I couldn't go in. too tiny and pitch black while many people in the tourist group (teenagers) screaming. I... More 

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