The Temple Mount or Noble Sanctuary is an elevated plateau in the Old City of Jerusalem rich with history and religious importance. It is currently governed by the Waqf, or Supreme Muslim Religious Council. Like many sites in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Originally, it was the site of the great Temple of Jerusalem, the holiest place in Judaism.
For Muslims, it is the site of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey to heaven described in the Qur`an. Christians revere it as a place frequently visited by Jesus and some believe it will play a major role in end-time events. Expertly guided informative tours are easily arranged allowing you to get a rich feel for the history, traditions and culture of this spectacular city and its surrounding walls.
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