What You Must Know Before Visiting the Western Wall and Temple Mount

Dome of the Rock MosqueNo trip to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to Temple Mount and the Western Wall, two of the world’s most important religious sites.Facts About Temple Mount And The Western Wall of JerusalemTemple Mount is located on top of one of the hills in Jerusalem’s old city. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third most sacred site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.For Jewish people, Temple Mount is also known as Mount Moriah. It is on this site that the first two Temples were built and is the location for the Holy of Holies. To avoid stepping on the Holy of Holies, many Jewish people will not walk on Temple Mount, as the precise location of the Holy of Holies is not known.Jewish people pray at the Western Wall, which is structurally a retaining wall for Temple Mount. The Western Wall, aka the Wailing Wall or the Kotel, is the most religiously significant site in the world for the Jewish people.For Muslims, Temple Mount is also known as the Noble…

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