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Dead Sea

Israel
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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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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Everyone likes to go to the beach. Not this polluted racist beach. If your Palestinian you are not allowed and to top this, the water is full of pollution and your skin can become infected by swimming. Kinda funny how Israel can sell so many people the idea of swimming in the Dead Sea. What would Jesus say if he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was worth to book a taxi for the day to visit the Dead Sea and Jericho as I stayed in a hotel in the old city. The Dead Sea was an amazing experience where you get to put the mud on yourself. Avoid the eyes area and other sensitive parts. The mud is highly concentrated in mineral salts which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The lowest place on earth, a place where you can actually walk on the water ( because of the salt and mineral) Don't forget to bring with you a spoon and plastic bag to grab home some fresh minerals dig it direct from the sea and save hundreds of $$$

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Swimming in the dead sea is one of my unforgettable highlights during my visit to Jordan and Israel. As fun as it seems to be, one should be careful not to let any water go into your eyes due to extreme high salt concentration. Otherwise it will cause severe burn to your eyes. I suggest that you stay in the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wear lots of sunscreen and make the place you are staying at has quick access to fresh water. The group I traveled with was not very prepared and ended up with major sunburns and red eyes. The place is unbelievable though. Every person in the world should experience floating around the dead sea at least once in a lifetime. I... More

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Have fun floating in the water. Pick a nice beach with a shower on it! If you go in the calm season you will be practically alone there!

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you go to Israel (or I guess Jordan for that matter too) GO TO THE DEAD SEA! It is such a unique and interesting experience unlike any other water experience you've had in your life. I've been here twice now. The first time we went to Kalia Beach at the north point of the sea in Israel. It is... More

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Spring City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have visited the Dead Sea many times. I went in a couple of times. One does not really swim in the sea because of the salt content. The salt deposits along the shore makes it difficult to walk into the sea. I would recommend wearing beach shoes to protect ones feet. Their is at times a smell form the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had heard so much about the Dead Sea and its magical and medicinal properties. Magical that you float irrespective of whether you swim or not. Medicinal as purported with the mud. The water was relatively clean, the area not very crowded, but the float left a kind of oily film over the body which was not very pleasant. I... More

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

For the lowest point on earth, there were more than enough high points to make it worth the visit. First of those is the actual proximity to Jerusalem; for someone who is already in the area, it is not a terrible jaunt to get to those super-salty shores. Even if coming from Tel Aviv, it is not a bad ride... More

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