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The Dead Sea (Hebrew: יָם הַמֶּלַח lit. Salt Sea, Arabic: البحر الميت‎‎ ), is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 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. 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 asphalt 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. The Dead Sea water has a density of 1.24 kg/litre, which makes swimming similar to floating.

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  • Wonderful adventure! Beautiful landscapes and scenery! Was amazed to learn that the Dead Sea is the lowest point on land! It’s super salty water makes you float so easily and the black mud is found right on the beach and you can cover yourself with it right there on the spot,which was so great! This whole experience is one of a kind!

  • Amazing experience. Would recommend going where there are services such as showers Keep the salt water out of your eyes

  • Went through a tour and used a private area from a resort. Don't know how else you'd do it - couldn't see any public beaches. Always stay on your back. Trust me, you won't want to get the water in your eyes or mouth.

  • One of the most unique experiences you could have in the world. Should ask local backpackers for info about interesting places around.

  • An absolute must once in a lifetime.. But needed to be said, do it from Jordan side not Israeli

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