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Masada, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Historic site over 2000 years old. A must visit bucket list worthy site. Hot and rocky walk. Take a hat and water. Get a guide to explain all the spots. Worlds oldest synagog there. Read wikipidea before going.

Thank bajajulio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King Herod the Great, ruler Israel on behalf of the Roman Empire ( 1 B.C.E.) erected this luxurious desert fortress out of his paranoia as a place to seek refuge against all his enemies. Today, the only remains of the magnificent temple include columns, capitals,...More

Thank SmileyKay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Amazing architecture on the side of the mountain. How did they do this? Fun walking down the stairs, imagining what it would have been like in Herod's time.

Thank Aloha3
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is beyond my imagination! When Harod wanted a “get away” he cut no corners. In a desert, on a high plateau of 1000 feet, no water to be seen except the Dead Sea and so hard to get to. The perfect place for a...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Herod had built a summer palace at Herodium, a mountain in the wild after having won the battle against the Parthian.The climb to see the ruins Canberra pretty strenuous and is not at all a summer activity!!!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is part of the Masada experience, you don't need to walk up, it was quite hot at the top ( March ) and you can easily get heat exhausted just walking around to see everything at the top so I suggest you take the...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

What a View Herod had !!!! Amazing place worth of going down and up from the top of Masada. It can be very windy there so be careful with your hats.

Thank Piotrul
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

It's definitely worth the steep hike on the stairs along the cliffside to see this part of the site. Not that there's anything that different or amazing down there, but it lets you explore and see more of Masada. It's about 10 stories worth of...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is not really a separate site called Herod's Western Palace. It's Masada. Herod is part of the history of the place, but hardly the major player.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Herod the Great's western palace in his desert fortress of Masada gave him all the comforts of home. You can still see the remains of the large mosaic floor and the luxurious three tiered living space--plus he had a swimming pool in his desert hideaway!...More

Thank Lancealot13
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