Hezekiah’s tunnel is a 533 m tunnel (c. 1700 feet) that draws the water of the Gihon spring under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam .
It was probably created by king Hezekiah to last an Assyrian assault, which indeed took place in 701 BCE, and indeed failed.
Walking through the long dark and wet tunnel is one of the most exciting experiences in touring Jerusalem, especially for youth groups.
|Hezekiah’s tunnel on Wikipedia|
|Hezekiah’s tunnel on Tripadvisor|
|Hezekiah’s tunnel on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Pool of Siloam|
Video clip on the Water System of Biblical Jerusalem