Dead Sea Tourism Guide

Welcome to one of the most unique places on earth. At 400 meters below sea level, surrounded by the Mountains of Moab to the East, and the Judean Mountains to the West, one experiences tranquility, health, and a peace of mind not found in many other places on earth.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of The Dead Sea area, with its wonderful nature reserve hikes,  flowing streams in the Ein Gedi nature reserve and waterfalls,  unique health  properties, first class hotels, convention and recreational facilities  and of course the experience of The Dead Sea itself. Even in winter, the Jerusalem tourist or resident can jump in the car, and within 40 minutes, they reach the Northern shores of the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea  
The Dead Sea ( Yum Ha Melach in Hebrew ) is 75km long, ranges from six to 16 km wide and has no outlet. The high salt content makes any plant and animal life impossible. The high concentration of salt is not a reulst of it being below sea level, but rather is caused by the high evaporation rate, which has, over the years, led to the build up of salts.

The Dead Sea is known for its unique climatic conditions. Firstly, the area has 330 sunny days a year. There   is less than 50mm annual  rainfall. Low humidity with dry air and constantly high temperatures are believed to ease the symptoms of asthma, cystic fibrosis and various lung diseases.

The Dead Sea is the only place on earth where you can sunbathe for extended periods with little or no sunburn because harmful ultraviolet rays are filtered through three natural layers: an extra atmospheric layer, an evaporation layer that exists above the Dead Sea, and a rather thick ozone layer. It is recommended, however, that guests to the Dead Sea maintain careful and progressive exposure to the sun.

Ein Boqeq ( where most of the Dead Sea hotels are located ) has two shopping centers where one can find several restaurants, coffee shops and even the lowest McDonalds in the world!


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