The Dead Sea


One of the most important places to explore is the Dead Sea. It is located in the Jordan Valley and 55km southwest of the capital city Amman making it merely 30 minutes away. This area is surrounded by many historical and touristic sites such as Madaba's famous Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land, Wadi Mujib, Mount Nibo and the Baptism site or also known as the Bethany.


The Dead Sea, a one of a kind natural miracle on earth, is known for its healing power, unique nature, all year round warm weather and stunning views. It is the lowest point on the planet with over three million years of history found in its soil. Despite its small size of 80km in length and 14km of maximum width, the Dead Sea is over 430 meters depth of water that is more than 30% in salinity or over 10 times saltier than the ocean water.


The most prominent lure of the Dead Sea is its warm, calming and extremely salty water and its richer nature of chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several other minerals. Moreover, the luxurious, rich, black and stimulating mud of the Dead Sea is yet another focal point for its attractive nature. This attraction has been there since ancient times; many of historical figures frequented this location such as King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra.