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Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Einot Zukim

  • Rte. 90
  • Qumran
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 01/06/2015

Fodor's Review

Known for its freshwater springs, Einot Zukim (also called Ein Fashkha) is a nature reserve with many species of trees and reeds not often found in the arid Judean Desert. You can swim in two shallow spring-fed pools, peek at the receding Dead Sea water, and visit an archaeological site from the Second Temple period and manor from the Herodian period. Call ahead for free English-language tours on Thursdays. Hours are sometimes longer in summer. Last entry an hour before

closure. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: walking; swimming.

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Sight Information


Rte. 90, 3 km (2 miles) south of Qumran, Qumran, 90665, Israel




Sight Details:

  • NIS 29
  • Oct.–Mar., Sat.–Thurs. 8–4, Fri. 8–3; Apr.–Sept., Sat.–Thurs. 8–5, Fri. 8–4

Updated 01/06/2015


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