The Temple Mount is one of the holiest sites in the world and no visit to Jerusalem would be complete without seeing it. While entrance is free, visiting hours are limited, and there are frequently long lineups, so plan ahead!
The area of the Temple Mount spreads across 140 acres with the Dome of the Rock positioned roughly in its center. Dome of the Rock, or known in Arabic as the ‘Qubbat al-Ṣakhrah’, was built by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwān in the late 7th century CE. According to the Muslim faith, the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, ascended into heaven from this site. From an architectural perspective the Dome of the Rock models the rotunda of the Holy Sepulchre. But as opposed to the Holy Sepulchure which has a dark interior, the Dome of the Rock is adorned with bright confections of mosaics and decorated verses from the Quran.
基石是圆顶清真寺的 中心，. The Jewish faith maintains that from this stone the world started, Adam (the first man) was created, Abraham attempted to sacrifice Isaac and other fundamental events took place.
In close proximity is the silver domed, Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad was transported from the scared Mosque in Mecca (the holiest city in Islam) to Al-Aqsa during the 阿克萨。人们还认为，先知穆罕默德带领祈祷者面向清真寺，直到他从麦加迁移到麦地那的第17个月后，真主指示他转向麦加的克尔白。
另一个吸引人的地方是 所罗门的马厩，. The name was given by the Crusaders who seized the Temple Mount from the Muslims in the 11 century CE. They assumed that the rooms were used by King Solomon as stables, and used the space themselves as stables. In actual fact, the structure dates back to Herod’s time in the 1st century BCE. Herod created the space in order to raise and expand the platform of the Temple Mount and to rebuilt the Jewish temple on top of it. After the fall of the crusaders the Stables lay dormant until 1996 when the Waqf, the Islamic trust that controls the Temple Mount, converted it into a massive underground mosque.
Walking around the Temple Mount is a true contrast to the bustling city of Jerusalem. Today the area is the largest public space in East Jerusalem and aside from praying, it is a place where children come to play and adults come to unwind.
非穆斯林游客可以通过 靠近西墙的穆格拉比斜坡进入 located near the Western Wall. The ramp leads visitors to the Mughrabi gate and from there into the Temple Mount.
- Dress modestly. The Temple Mount is a holy site. Men are required to wear long pants below the knee or cover up with a shawl. Women must cover their shoulders and need to wear long pants or a long skirt (they are not obligated to cover their hair). If you are uncovered you may be approached by a local lady and requested to buy a shawl.
- 冬季：上午7:00 - 10:30，下午12:30 - 13:30
- 夏季：上午7:30 - 11:00，下午13:30 - 14:30
Note: Due to security reasons, the site can be closed to visitors without any prior warning.