The Dead Sea, the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and to the west. It is one of the most beautiful, natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world. It is the lowest point of water on earth, the lowest point on the earth. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 feet) deep, the deepest lake in the world and also the very bottom of the sea is the deepest part (2300 feet below sea level). Its surface and shores are about 423 meters (1,388 feet) below sea level and the salt content is four times that of most world’s oceans.
There are no fish or any kind of swimming creature living in or near the sea, as well as you can float in the Dead Sea without even trying, which makes swimming here a truly unique experience not to be missed: here is the only place in the world where you can recline on the water to read a newspaper.
Although the sea is called the “Dead Sea”, this sea and the whole region on its shore is very much alive. The Dead Sea region is also an ideal base for touring Israel.
Travel distances are short, with Jerusalem only in hour’s drive. Besides, it was one of the world’s first health resorts. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. That’s why the Dead Sea attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world for thousands of years.
The Dead Sea is the world’s richest source of natural salts, hiding wonderful treasures of the world.