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Really just a lake, the Dead Sea is part of the long border between Israel and Jordan, whose towering mountains can be seen from the Israeli side, part of the Judean and Negev deserts. The saline water of the lake gives the name Dead Sea, because no plants or animals can survive in the salty water. As a magic and attractive place for many tourists, this article recommeds some worth-visiting sites and related things to refresh your impression.
1. The Dead Sea is not a sea.
The Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is actually a salt lake. It has a single source, the Jordan River, and is not connected to the ocean. Its landlocked nature causes the water to evaporate and leave behind massive amounts of salt, making it so dense that people can float on top of it.
2. The Dead Sea is a center for healing.
Many claim that this lake is a haven for healing, and its mud is used in a bounty of beauty products. It's easy to see why a visit here might be rejuvenating: with a higher atmospheric pressure, low allergen count and slightly higher oxygen content than at sea level, the Dead Sea is literally a breath of fresh air — not to mention the mineral content of its water. Who wouldn't feel better after a day of complete relaxation under the sunshine?
3. The Dead Sea isn't the saltiest lake on Earth.
Falsely regarded as the saltiest body of water worldwide, the Dead Sea ranks among a handful of hypersaline lakes that have over 30 percent salinity. The lake ranks number one on that list is Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, at more than 40 percent salinity. The Dead Sea, on the other hand, has just over 34 percent salinity, according to the latest measurements.
Masada, a mesa overlooking the northern basin of the Dead Sea, served as a place of refuge for about a thousand Jews following the destruction of Jerusalem. As a Roman battering ram stood poised to breach the walls of their redoubt, ending a months-long siege, Masada's defenders famously chose suicide over enslavement.
The best place starts a visit is the Masada Museum, whose evocative artefacts offer a remarkably vivid introduction to the site's archaeology and history. The easiest way to get to the ruins is by cable car, which whisks you up 290 metres in three minutes flat, but the only way to experience a romantic sunrise on top is to hoof it up the aptly named Snake Path, which takes about an hour.
Mineral Beach&En Gedi Beach
Spa treatments (with the famous Dead Sea mud) and sulphur pools are both popular tourist attractions at Mineral Beach. There are plenty of resorts to choose where you can not only get yourself Dead Sea experience, but also facilities include a café, sun-loungers, sunshades, a swimming pool and the very necessary freshwater showers for when coming out of the sea.
En Gedi Public Beach is an option if you're on a budget and don't want to pay entry to take a dip in the Dead Sea. It's a no-frills experience, and be aware that the beach is stones rather than sand, so select a pair of high quality flip flops to protect your feet. Just to the south, the private En Gedi Spa offers a more comfortable beach visit with spa treatments available for visitors as well sulphur pools and a swimming pool.
1. Sexy Swimwear
2. Fashionable Sunglasses
3. Comfortable Flip-Flops
4. Sun Cream
5. Light Sneakers