Western Wall (also known as Wailing Wall) is an internationally famous landmark of Jerusalem and a religious site of global importance. Many call it the "synagogue in the open air". Every year the religious object is visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the world. Many people come to the wall to pray, while others prefer to celebrate family occasions here. During past few years the territory of the architectural structure was significantly expanded and archaeologists have managed to find the earliest layers of the defensive structure.
The age of the wall is more than two thousand years. There are also many interesting excursion sites near Wailing Wall. Hasmonean Tunnels are one of them. This is an extensive system of underground tunnels that stretch along the wall. The scale of the underground structure is simply striking. Here people will find huge public facilities, an aqueduct, as well as fragments of ancient streets. Excursions to the tunnel are so popular that people have to book them several months in advance.
Holy Sepulcher Temple is a no less important religious shrine. In fact, this is a complex of six different churches, each of which reflects different traditions in Christianity. Each chapel of the church has its own unique religious artifacts. However, visitors will not find rich decoration or jewelry in the temple. This place attracts pilgrims not by decoration or great number of artifacts, but by its unique history.