The small hill where the temple is located is called the Temple Mount. In 637/638 AD, the Muslim Umayyad empire captured Jerusalem and built two mosques on the Temple Mount: the Dome and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wailing Wall became the outer wall of the two mosques.
The current mosque itself prohibits non-Muslims from entering, and the entire Temple Mount prohibits non-Muslim visitors from entering on Fridays and Saturdays. The
non-Muslim and tourist entrances are open to the public only for two periods of the day and are closed during the afternoon of Ramadan. And in times of unstable times, non-Muslim entrances are simply closed. Whether you are a political politician or a visitor from afar, you can only come back next time.
One of the two mosques on the Temple Mount: the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third largest holy place in Islam, is second only to the Mecca Temple and the Medina Temple of Medina.
This mosque is only accessible to Muslims. The entrance to the Muslim identity is extremely strict. I also heard the gatekeeper let a Muslim believer sing and chanting before letting him enter. Therefore, tourists are not allowed to enter.
There are four districts in the old city of Jerusalem: the northeastern region: the Muslim settlement, where the original Jewish temple is located, the holy mosque is built on the ruins of the temple, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Christs Crucifixion are also in the northeast. road". Southeast: Jewish parish, with the Western Wall of the Temple, the Wailing Wall. Northwest Territories: Christian District, with a small section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Driving in Jerusalem is definitely one of the most collapsed things for the old driver. It is awkward to stop. The old town is not suitable for driving. It is strongly recommended that the self-driving tourists set the hotel around the old town. Walk to the old town. Otherwise, the traffic jam is blocked to suspect life~
I strongly recommend that you take the path of Jesus crucifixion. It is really a very touching thing to encounter a pilgrim believer.