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Dead Sea, Jordan

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One of the world's more unusual bodies of water, Dead Sea sits at one of the lowest elevations on Earth. Rich in salt and in history, the lake is nearly ten times saltier than any ocean. Feel the peculiar sensation of floating in water some 428 m (1,404 ft) below sea level, just as Queen Cleopatra did in the 1st century BCE. Surrounded by dozens of resorts with both private and public beaches, the sea remains a favorite destination for taking dips in the mineral-rich waters, framed by the Judean desert and mountains. Plan to visit Dead Sea and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dead Sea Region attractions using our Dead Sea Region online road trip planner .
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  • Visiting Dead sea is a must while in Jordan. This is the only place in the world where you float on the water effortlessly - whether you want to or not. It is unbelievable how the water throws you up ...  more »
  • Hire a taxi from airport booth which is outside Amman airport only .it costed me Jordanian 31 to go holiday inn in Dead Sea in about 40 min. Driver couldn’t speak English. Very nice people. In Dead Se...  more »
  • Impossible to swim on the belly, salt water to more than 26%, classic sea water 5%. Today the sea surface dead 640 km2 while at the beginning of the XX th centuries it was 950 km2. No species of fish can survive in this water.
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Where to stay in Dead Sea Region

You can choose from a number of hotels in the Dead Sea Region of Jordan, chiefly lining the lake coastline and the Dead Sea Highway. High-end resorts mostly concentrate in the northeastern part of the lakeside, offering on site spas and swimming pools, as well as a view of the Jerusalem skyline across the water. If you're looking to visit on the weekend or during the holidays, it's best to book ahead. Since budget-friendly accommodation is rare, a thrifty traveler might want to day trip from the capital, or stay in the nearby town of Madaba.
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