Beyt Al Iyal spring

The name of the spring summarizes its story. “Iyal” is the plural of “Aïla”, which means family in Arabic.

This spring has witnessed the formation of the first residential communities in Khenchara, mainly in the Southern and Southwestern part of the village, where it waters the orchards and vineyards of Beyt Al Iyal farm which is a part of St. John Convent. A stone channel linking Beyt Al Iyal spring to St. John Convent was once built and some traces of this channel still exist in the grove separating the village from the convent.

The water of Beyt Al Iyal spring originates from the underground layers of Mount Sannine basin composed of calcareous rock layers which explains the unique taste and freshness of this water.

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