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Dead Sea

Israel
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As featured in Daytrips from Jerusalem
Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and... more » Owner description: Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I'd never experienced something like this before so when I found that I wasn't sinking into the warm water I didn't know what to do! It's a great feeling and because it's impossible to sink you're able to head out quite a bit and get away from everyone else. We visited the public beach just near Ein Gedi which was... More

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Crete, Greece
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

You cannot go to Israel, or Jordan for that matter, without going into the Dead Sea. Once was enough! The beaches are on the scruffy side and I cannot understand why people book into the luxury resorts. We travelled independently along the Israeli side of the Dead Sea and visited the historical sites such as Masada but the Dead Sea... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Nature truly provides the best. Forget about spas, fancy lotions or any other skin care product. Dipping in to this oily, warm, natural pool will do the trick. The crazy amount of salt makes the water feel thick and oily, moisturizing your skin and exfoliating whatever isn't necessary. Please don't dive! Getting this stuff in your eyes is less than... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

One should visit the sea. You can see your geography class come alive. Please be very careful and do not let sea water enter your eyes or nose. It could be extremely painful But if you in Israel you must visit and see the dead sea.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The water is like walking into a perfectly temperatured bathtub, and your skin instantly is immersed in the wonderful minerals of the Dead Sea! Add mud, collect the huge salt blocks between your toes, have beer on tap/or wine, free at the bar and sit in the water to drink and relax! Perfect place to vacation!

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Beersheba, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its an ecological wonder that only by mistake was not added to world 7 wonder list. The drive there is obviously horrible since you have to go down the mountains. The water is great

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Khalkis, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had the chance to swim in the Israeli side of Dead Sea. The sense of floating in an oily seawater is something unforgettable. The access that the public facilities offer is very handy and for 1 euro you can have a hot shower afterwards. However, the actual access to see must be done very carefully (there are safety signs... More

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Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

well, it is a must to lay at least for a few minutes in the lake to say " i was there" but in fakt, it is overrated (if you are not sick and really Need it). It is not easy to come to the water and be carefull - if you have some cut on your Surface it will... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First of all, I was very surprised by the beauty of the Dead Sea. The name doesn't evoke images of a beautiful blue sea. However, for me, it was gorgeous and reason enough to visit the area. We took our dip at Ein Gedi Beach. It's a rocky beach, no sand. If you need lockers or to use the toilet,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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312 reviews 312 reviews
109 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First, let's talk money. Getting access to the Dead Sea is easy if you have cash. Head on over to any of the Public Beaches (we enjoyed Amman Beach at 20 JD a person) or to one of the swanky resorts for a painless way to get down to the water (note that many of the big resorts will be... More

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