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Daed sea travel attractions

This area has the lowest altitude in the world, though it is only several dozens kilometers of the sea. Jerusalem highway is so sharply inclined that your ears pop on the level difference. The place is very special, and it will be interesting to spend there a two or three days.

Bathing in the Dead Sea would be your most wonderful experience. Snapshots of vacationers who read newspapers floating on the waters of the Dead Sea have already become classical. You can swim only a short distance from the shore, and that only if you swim on your back. It is the most convenient style of swimming. Also, you can be breast-deep in the water, as its resistance is so strong that you feel a kind of weightlessness.

You can not be in the waters of the Dead Sea for more than 15 minutes. By all means should you avoid penetration of water in eyes or mouth, and after bathing you must take a shower, so that the salt won`t shrink your skin.

The only seaside resort of Jordan is at the northern side of the Dead Sea, not far from the mouth of Jordan River. It is called Suweimeh. There are four hotels – three five-star hotels: Mariott, Movenpieck, and Kempinsky, - and one 4-star hotel, Dead Sea Hotel. It is an expensive pleasure to stay in the hotels, but they have absolutely everything for good relaxation, which is essential for vacations and treatment on the Dead Sea.

South of Suweimeh there is a wild beach. It is frequented by natives. However, there are no shower booths on the beach, and you must take a shower, so that the salt won`t shrink your skin.

A bit southward there is Wadi Mudjib. They offer tours of this gorge, but you should find out whether it is open for visiting. The route is fairly difficult, so you must have at least basic training for highland trekking and convenient footwear.

Several kilometers to the north of Suweimeh there is a place where Jesus Christ was baptized. Vifavar is mentioned in the Bible, and excavations are being carried out there.

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Coast of the Dead Sea is covered with salt crystals
Popular snapshot of the Dead Sea - a man reads a paper while lying on the water surface
Dead Sea is the lowest point on the Earth. A steep serpentine road go down to the Dead sea
Petrified wife of Lot is a stone pillar at the site of the former city of Sodom
Petrified wife of Lot. One can clearly see the torso, head, hands and a hat.
All stones are covered with salt crystals on the coast of the Dead Sea.
Hotel beach on the Dead Sea.
Sunset over the Dead Sea.
It is impossible to get drowned in the Dead Sea.
You can lie on the water surface with all limbs up.
Movenpick Hotel beach on the Dead Sea Coast.
Movenpick Hotel Buildings on the Dead Sea Coast.
All hotels are buried in verdure on the Dead Sea Coast.
Salt boulders on hotel beaches.
Typical salt crystal on the Dead Sea Coast.
All the Dead Sea beaches are covered with such salt crystals.
All stones are covered with salt in the coastal zone of the Dead Sea.
Salt rocks of the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea as viewed from the top of the Jordanian plateau.
Dead Sea beach.
The "Land of Promise" in the area of the Dead Sea and the Jordan River.
Wadi Mujib gorge entering the Dead Sea.
Salt crystals on the surrounding rocks of the Dead Sea.
Rocks entering the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea as viewed from Jordan. There the Dead Sea has the biggest width.
People lying in the Dead Sea. You can only lie or stand but not swim in the waters of the sea.
Rocky zone of the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea.
Even tree branches get covered with salt in the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea basin.
Sunset over the Dead Sea.