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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The pool lets this hotel down. The management need to see what's going on there and to put it right!!!

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Amazing place to visit. Lying in the water and floating it such a strange feeling. Be careful as the water is extremely hot and do not put your face in the water!! We spent about 2 hours here on a trip to Jerusalem from Egypt and it was so worth it. If you get the chance, don't pass it up.

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Leutenbach, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very hot, and the climate is very special here. You should have a healthy circulatory system - coming here with heart or circulatory weakness is perhaps not the best idea. But the water is great for the skin ... Many things to visit here: Masada, Qumran, Ein Gedi, and bathing in the Dead Sea itself. But beware: don't get the... More

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Waterlooville, Hampshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is a unique experience, which is totally unreal and yes you can really float around reading a paper. The problem for me was getting up out of the water! One word of caution do not drink it as it is foul and the showers afterwards are interesting. If you are from a cruise ship they tend to borrow hotel... More

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I stayed in Ein Bokek in May 2014 for four days. The beach we were at belonged to Oasis Hotel and other hotels on the same block. We chose to go there for the water's medicinal properties. What we didn't expect was just how breathtaking the view from the beach is. If you look across the sea,... More

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new york
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was pretty interesting. Felt weird but great experience. Beach was beautiful. Do not go in if you have cuts or scrapes, they will sting. DO NOT get water into your mouth or eyes, you will regret it.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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445 reviews 445 reviews
203 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. But you can make this visit a high point by venturing into the waters for a “float,” as you swim suspended by the high concentrations of salts and minerals.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was an incredible experience. Yes, there was a certain literally "dead" calmness. From bathing with the sulfur on your body to floating on the dead sea, just being in a place where there is so much history made it all so amazing!

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