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#Pakal_Kafe: Ein Turbina

Updated: May 5

Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a #Pakal_Kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).


>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!

The pool at Ein Turbina
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

The story


Ein Turbina is a beautiful pool, built by Circassians (Sunni Muslims) at the beginning of the 20th century. After the Six-Day War, the place was abandoned, and the pool turned into a dirty swamp. In recent years, the pool was cleaned up and is now filled with clean water.

What to expect?


You will see a square pool that has a cool view of the wind turbines.

Not many people know about this spot (usually only locals) so the pool will be quiet and clean.


We visited in August and there was water in it, which means- there will be water all year round.

A pakal kafe set up at the edge of the pool at Ein Turbina
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

What you need to know!

  • The spot is kept clean by the neighborhood kids, so make sure to keep it clean too. Use the garbage cans on the way out.

  • Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours

  • Distance from the parking lot: Nearby

  • Best season to visit: All year long

  • Family-friendly? Yes


A sign for 'Wind Farm' along a road with wind turbines
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

Directions!


Take Road 98. Right across from the giant "Wind Farm" sign you will reach a dirt area. You will see a gate that says "Soldier - make sure you close the gate after you". You have 2 options from there 1. Park the car and walk 5-10 minutes to the pool. 2. If you have a high enough car, open the gate (make sure you close it after you) and drive 2 minutes to the pool.