Visiting the Temple Mount – Dome of the Rock

Today we got to go up on the Temple Mount! That place is huge and pictures don’t do it justice. Nevertheless I am posting a whole bunch of them. Haha!

First you walk up a footbridge structure and you can look down at the activities at the Western Wall. Today was Bar Mitzvah day.

Then you enter the Temple Mount by going up some stairs. There are people there as you enter who make sure that you are properly covered in order to be respectful of the sacredness of the site – it’s the Temple Mount, home of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and the Dome of the Rock after all. You need mid-calf or longer skirts, or pants, sleeves that are near the elbow or longer, and a fairly high neckline. You can use a scarf to cover your arms or neckline. Men, if you don’t want to wear a skirt, don’t wear shorts up there. They won’t turn you away, but they will make you borrow some clothing if you want to stay.

I have too many photos from today for only one post, so I apologize in advance for the post flood that’s coming tonight. I’ve maxed out my photo limit for this post!

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