Visit The Dead Sea – The Lowest Place on Earth

Visit The Dead Sea – The Lowest Place on Earth

The clusters of salt on the Dead Sea in Israel
Photo belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism info.goisrael.com – photo by Itamar Grinberg

The Dead Sea is a breathtaking natural wonder located 430 m (1,412 ft) below sea level, making it the lowest point on Earth.

Float effortlessly on the salty waters and enjoy the natural health benefits of the sulfur pools and mineral rich mud.

The Dead Sea is also known for its extreme saltiness. The unique concentration of salt in prevents fish and other aquatic animals from living in it, thus giving it the name “The Dead Sea”. Its waters have long been known to have medicinal value, causing people to travel from all over the world to slather themselves in its nutrient rich mud.

Striking views

Mountains and canyons of Masada in Israel
Photo belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism info.goisrael.com – photo by Itamar Grinberg

The Dead Sea is flanked by the striking views of the Judean desert to the west and the Mohave mountains to the east.

Healing properties

Girl using healing mineral mud at the Dead Sea in Israel
Photo belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism info.goisrael.com – photo by Itamar Grinberg

The Dead Sea is known for its healing properties and health benefits, due to its mineral content in the water, low content of pollen and other allergens in the air, higher atmospheric pressure and reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation.

The Dead Sea’s waters and air have been clinically proven to aid in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases, asthma, rhino-sinusitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, high blood pressure and more.

Hotels and Spas

There are several luxury hotels in the Ein Boqeq area offering powerful air-conditioning, beautiful swimming pool and gorgeous spas, but you can also stay in Jerusalem, as it is only a 40 minute drive from the Dead Sea. There are also small local boutique hotels in the Ein Gedi area.

The Dead Sea has many health clinics and spas on its beaches, offering a wide variety of treatments and therapies, utilizing the natural resources of the Dead Sea.

Massage at the Dead Sea spa in Israel
Photo belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism info.goisrael.com – photo by Itamar Grinberg

Visit The Dead Sea

Relax and float effortlessly on the highly saline water. Immerse yourself in the sulfur pools. Coat yourself with the natural black mineral mud. Explore the oases, waterfalls, caves and historical sites in the area.

Take the cable car up to Masada, Herod’s mountain top palace that became a stronghold and symbol of the Jewish heroism in the revolt against the Romans.

Visit the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, with its splendid examples of flora and fauna unique to this region.

Spend an adventurous day in the Judean desert, rappelling up and down the craggy cliff faces.

Biking along Sodom Canyon near the Dead Sea in Israel
Photo belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism info.goisrael.com – photo by Yoav Lavi

 

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