The Dead Sea

Sea, Dead Sea, Israel, Nature, Sand

In the Bible, the Dead Sea is known as the “Eastern Sea” or the “Sea of the Arava”. The ancient Greeks and Romans called it”Mare Asphaltitus”, meaning the”Clay Sea”, because of the patches of clay, or asphalt floating on its surface. Mosaics from the Byzantine era depict fish swimming toward the Dead Sea from the Jordan River and rushing to turn back and flee toward the north, into the new water resources. Melbourne Wildlife Removal

The Dead Sea region offers a rare combination of nature sites, history and exceptional therapeutic centers, each of which has the capacity to inspire autonomous tourism development. It is a remnant of the ancient”Lake Lisan”, the body of water which once extended from the north of the Sea of Galilee into Hazeva from the Arava.

The water’s salinity, using a concentration of about 340 grams per liter (10 times that of the Mediterranean!) , makes floating natural and effortless and instills a feeling of calmness and tranquility. The air is dry, rich in oxygen and free of any environmental pollution, and the temperatures are relatively high, even at the height of winter. That the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are filtered makes it feasible to sunbathe without burning and is instrumental in treating various skin ailments. The natural”healing waters” along the coast, which are full of minerals and natural heat, together with the black mud deposits, are the ideal foundation for health and beauty treatments.

The region’s nature reserves and scenic diversity offer a unique combination of arid desert vistas and oases alongside waterfalls and pools teeming with diverse flora and fauna (mountain goats, pikas, insects, reptiles, various species of fowl, etc.).

A great many resources are invested in creating infrastructures, facilities and services dedicated to the tourist industry. The region offers about 4,000 rooms in hotels of various standards, kibbutz resort villages, hostels and other lodging facilities, with adjacent services like: parking lots, public beaches, well-kept nature reserves and interesting tourist sites. The vacationers and tourists from the area can choose from a vast array of excursions and activities, including desert tours on foot, in special vehicles and on camels, Bedouin lodging, rock climbing and rappelling courses and trips, in addition to agricultural and agricultural tours.

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