The Dead Sea - Jordan-Israel

The Dead Sea - Jordan/Israel
The Dead Sea - Jordan/Israel

The Dead Sea - Jordan/Israel


While in Jordan, you must visit the dead sea. Although it is quite a long drive from Amman, the road is beautiful and you get a good view of the sea once the road approaches the sea. There are a number of resorts on the sea shore from the very expensive ones to budget ones. So the range can be anywhere between JD 20 - JD 200.

 

What is Dead Sea?


The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land.

The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond) have reported higher salinities.

It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.

The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating.

Is the Dead Sea better on Israel or Jordan side?


It's much debate about Is the Dead Sea better on Israel or Jordanian side. Tastes are different, so we recommend that you read some of the review at this link:


More information about Dead Sea you can read on Wikipedia


5 comments:

  1. It’s true that the Dead Sea called the Salt Sea. The sea is getting smaller due to lack of inflow from the North. One of my colleges visited there before over toronto to new york bus tours. He visited this area through a tour guide. Jordon is across the sea one can literally see it. His guide provided various information’s about this sea area during that trip.

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  4. One of the world's most astonishing aspects when it comes to science is the dead sea jordan As the title already helps us understand the Dead Sea is stretched out on the lowest point that can be found on the Earth's surface without any digging.

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  5. Try not to shave anything for a day or so before dipping in the dead sea The water is very salty and you WILL feel the burn! The same goes for skin scrapes and cuts. While salt water can actually speed up healing, the burning sensation is not a treat.

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