Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Jerusalem Kotel HaMa'aravi
Continuing past the Porat Josef Synagogue in Jerusalem, we come to the holiest Jewish site, the Wailing Wall or Western Wall (Kotel HaMa'aravi), as it is now officially known. This massive stretch of wall, 48m/52yds long by 18m/60ft high, is part of the retaining wall on the southwest side of the Temple platform. Since 1967 a densely built-up area in front of the wall has been cleared to make a large open space.
Western Wall Tunnel
Near the Western Wall is a tunnel system, opened up in the 1990s for visitors to explore. The tunnel follows an ancient aqueduct. Visits are by guided tours only.
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