- Location: Located between Israel, West Bank and Jordan.
- Attraction Type: Salt Lake.
- Significance: It is also one of the saltiest water bodies as well as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Dead Sea is, in fact, full of unique features.
- Best time to Visit: Spring and Autumn.
- Visiting Hours: During day time.
- How to Reach: One can reach Dead Sea from Israel as well as from Jordan. Northern part of Dead Sea is just 39 km away from Jerusalem and 98 km away from Tel Aviv. You can take a bus to reach your destination. If you are coming down from Jordan, you can reach from Amman.
- Nearest Airport: Qalandia Airport or Jerusalem International Airport (JRS).
This is one sea where you do not need to be a swimmer to stay afloat. The high mineral content of the Dead Sea makes the density of the water so high, that all you have to do is recline on the waves, and the water will do the rest! The high salt and mineral content also makes it a rich source of cosmetics. You can buy them from the market, or better still, get a natural mask! Few people miss an opportunity to do have a mud bath during their visit to this highly popular destination between Jordan and Egypt.
Dead Sea, unlike its name suggests, is a wonderful and vibrating attraction known for most spectacular natural as well as spiritual landscapes in the world. Also known in various names like “Salt Sea”, “Sea of Sodom”, the “Sea of Lot”, “Stinking Sea”, “Sea of Asphalt” or the “Sea of the Arabah”, Dead Sea has waters with high mineral content that doesn’t allow anything to be alive in it. To add with this, there are some of the best natural beauties in the world and a range of activities have make this place a must visit destinations for all.
The Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world at 394.6 meter below the sea level, is located between Israel, West Bank and Jordan. Due to this, you can reach Dead Sea from the Israel side as well as from the Jordan side. It is also one of the saltiest water bodies as well as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Dead Sea is, in fact, full of unique features. Not only the salty water, according to the people’s belief, the mud of the Dead Sea has an uncanny healing and cosmetic effects. The sea temperatures during the winter months tend to be higher than the land temperatures and during the summer months it becomes vice versa. This unique climate condition has also made this place a popular destination for various therapies like Climatotherapy, Heliotherapy and Thalassotherapy.
Things to Do
There are several places to visit in Dead Sea. The Dead Sea and its surrounding areas are full of wonderful attractions including various ruins of palaces, synagogues, monasteries and mosques.
Go to Beit Hassoofer Museum (see history of Qumran and the Essens), Qumran National Park (ancient caves and settlement), Einot Zukim Nature Reserve (freshwater springs and pools), Metzoke Dragot (cliff, wonderful porch, extreme activities, jeep safari, and rappelling), Ein Gedi (desert oasis in the heart of the Judean Desert), Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, Massada National Park, Massada Sound and Light Show, Ein Bokek, Mt. Sodom (geological ridge of pure salt), Flour Cave, and Zohar Fortress and Canyon.
While in Dead Sea, you must experience some of the most wonderful therapies in the world, which this place is known for. Climatotherapy is the treatment that exploits various climatic features like temperature, humidity, sunshine, and barometric pressure. On the other hand, in Heliotherapy, the biological effects of the sun’s radiation are exploited. You can also go for Thalassotherapy, a treatment where you will be bathing in the Dead Sea water.
Crown Plaza Dead Sea
Ein Bokek 86930
Mobile Post Dead Sea, Israel
Tel: +972-8-659 1919
Fax: +972-8-659 1911
Ein Gedi Resort
Ein Gedi Country 86980
Mobile Post Dead Sea, Israel
Tel: +972-8-659 4222
Fax: +972-8-658 4328