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More than just another interesting sightseeing destination, the Dead Sea is one of the most fascinating places on earth, boasting an extraordinary combination of natural geography, history, archaeology and luxurious pampering options.  Only one hour’s drive from Jerusalem, the Dead Sea region, 400 metres (1300 feet) below sea level, is the lowest spot on earth and one of the driest in the world with warm temperatures and all year round sunshine.  Due to its low altitude, the region is rich in oxygen and the air remarkably pure which is  ideal for sufferers of asthma and other respiratory ailments. Also beneficial for sufferers of high blood pressure and poor circulation and treatment of skin diseases and physical rehabilitation.
 
The leading attraction of the Dead Sea is also the unique, soothing  salty sea water which is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium potassium, bromine and several others. Float effortlessly while soaking up the water’s healthy minerals along with the partly diffused sunrays. In addition to all the health benefits, there are also many nearby places of interest to visit - Ein Gedi nature reserve with its  bird sanctuaries, wildlife and waterfalls, and the Qumran Caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found.   Also not to be missed is a visit to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots and home of King Herod’s mountain fortress with its impressive water cisterns, luxurious palaces and Synagogue.

Renowned for the health giving properties of its rich minerals, the Dead Sea is known as natures own health farm. With a wide range of hotels and spas, magnificent natural landscape where unique geological formations and a variety of animals, birds and plant life can be seen, the Dead Sea is the  perfect resort to do as little or as much as you like.

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