Floating on the Dead Sea :-)

Visitor Information Center would like to present the hit of all times – floating on the Dead Sea! 🙂 Month of May is actually a perfect time to do that! So – Yalla!

Some facts about the Dead Sea:

Dead Sea or Salt Sea is a sea located in the Jordan Rift Valley. It is 67 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide at its widest point. Its surface and shores are 423 meters below the sea level. The sea is 377 m deep and is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salinity makes the environment too harsh that some animals could flourish in it. The sea’s salt density makes swimming similar to floating.

The Dead Sea is so salty, because while water flows into it from the Jordan River and other minor sources, but do not has a way of flowing out. Evaporation leaves a massive amount of salt behind. And the rainfall above the Dead Sea is barely 75 mm per year.

The Salt Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (e.g. for Herod the Great), and it has been supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptians mummification to fertilizers. Also today, people use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics.

Would you like to go to the Dead Sea from Bethlehem? There is nothing easier that informing the Visitor Information Center about it! You could join a very nice organized trip to Jericho, Qumran and the Dead Sea 🙂 Check the previous trips:


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