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Visit the Temple Mount

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  • Temple Mount, Jerusalem
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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1578 traveler reviews
Don't be phased by entry times ... visit!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 23, 2022

The sight of the golden dome had been tempting us for days. The thought of an early start did not appeal, and the small window of opportunity to visit at lunchtime seemed a bit hit and miss. However, we arrived just before the stated opening time late morning and joined the long security queue....

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The sight of the golden dome had been tempting us for days. The thought of an early start did not appeal, and the small window of opportunity to visit at lunchtime seemed a bit hit and miss. However, we arrived just before the stated opening time late morning and joined the long security queue. The security is tight - the ladies in front of me had to stow their bags in lockers as they had previously bought a small wooden nativity and it was not allowed to be taken in to Temple Mount. However, everything moved quite quickly and smoothly and we were up and over the wooden bridge swiftly. Entering the main area there was further 'decency security'. Those in short trousers (male and female) were given a long elasticated skirt to wear. Those whose upper clothing did not suit, were given a heavy polyester type hoodie. Having lived in countries with strict Islamic dress codes, I had carefully selected a black top that conformed to all restrictions, with 3/4 sleeves, high neck and 2 totally opaque layers . However this was deemed 'see through'. The man must have had x ray vision! I started to show my indignation, but quickly realised that being able to enter was more important than keeping quiet and wearing the hoodie. Interestingly, head covering for women was not enforced (I had come prepared for that too).nWe were amazed at the sheer size of the Temple Mount complex and blown away by its history. It was beautiful and one of our favourite sites in Jerusalem. A definite must see.nAfter about 50 min the tourists were herded up and told to leave. So glad we were able to experience this. n

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Stunning Historical Site
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 19, 2022

Temple Mount is simply stunning. Although non-Muslims cannot enter the temple, it is a beautiful site to explore from outside. Read up before you go to understand the significance of this site.

An intensely moving religious experience
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 16, 2022

The Temple Mount is holy to all three great monotheistic religions: Judaism. Christianity and Islam. The Temple Mount is governed by the Muslim religious authorities. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. The Dome of the Rock is also fascinating. The Temple Mount once hosted Solomon's Temple. The Western Wall is...

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The Temple Mount is holy to all three great monotheistic religions: Judaism. Christianity and Islam. The Temple Mount is governed by the Muslim religious authorities. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. The Dome of the Rock is also fascinating. The Temple Mount once hosted Solomon's Temple. The Western Wall is all that remains of the Second Temple. Believers of all faiths usually find a visit to the Temple Mount is an intensely moving religious experience.

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