The Dead sea review Dead sea
Dead sea — this is perhaps the most famous lake in the world. Yes, despite the name, this is the lake that has no connection with the world ocean. It is famous for the healing properties and exceptional water salinity. The Dead sea is located on the border between Israel and Jordan.
The view from the hotel window
The Dead sea — not the most fertile place on Earth. Nevertheless, these places has a certain charm, because in the end, like the landscape you see every day.
The Dead sea water contains approximately 10 times more salt than the average water of the world ocean. Because of this in small areas often form amazing formations of different shapes. Besides this high salinity allows you to lie on it almost as on the couch.
The Ruins Of Masada (Masada)
Near the town of Arad on Judah desert stands an impregnable plateau, which leads one narrow path. Here in 25 BC by order of king Herod of the Jews was erected a powerful fortress. In the year 70 CE, it became the last stronghold of the rebels who fought for the independence of Judea from Rome. Despite the small number of defenders of the fortress, the Roman troops took three years to take her.
Cable car to Masada
Masada — this attraction, which is visited by almost all tourists coming to the Dead sea. Because it is situated at an altitude of 450 meters, to go up to her in 30-degree heat — not the most pleasant experience. So for tourists cableway was opened. Interestingly, climbing up on the cable car are at only 33 meters above sea level since the Dead sea is about 430 meters below sea level.
Opera “Nabucco” in the Masada amphitheater
National Park “Masada” there is a large amphitheatre where concerts take place related to the history of the fortress and of the country as a whole. Colorful show, held under the stars in the ancient citadel, is an unforgettable experience.
Unearthly creature in the lunar landscape
For most residents of the CIS landscapes of the Judean desert, which is home to the Dead sea, look very unusual. This is a real lunar landscape. The same unusual look and many of the animals that live here, e.g. Europalia the geckos with their amazing color, round convex eyes and unusual clutches, allowing you to move on steep smooth rocks.
The front Desk at the hotel Shkedi’s Camplodge
On the shores of the Dead sea built a lot of hotels for those who want to heal in its therapeutic waters or simply to get acquainted with this unusual place. There is both chic and cheap hotels where you can sleep for only 20-30 dollars. These include the hotel Shkedi’s Camplodge in which youth has a relaxed atmosphere.
The pool at the hotel Le Meridien Dead Sea
Large luxury hotels like Le Meridien Dead Sea offers its guests stylish and comfortable accommodation, but also medical facilities, spas and entertainment.
Night on the coast
At night the greater part of the Dead sea, where there are no towns, no villages, there is impenetrable darkness. It is diluted with a rare but colorful lights of the resorts reflecting in the calm water.
Views of the desert and the sea
Anhydrous rare Judean desert to feast your eyes with greenery. Palm trees that adorn resorts, could grow only through artificial irrigation. However, there are oases. Three of the famous oasis: Nahal David, Nahal Arugot and Ein Gedi boast incomparable beauty of nature, especially in comparison with the surrounding desert landscapes.
Storm clouds over the Dead sea
Thunderstorm — a rare phenomenon in this region. Only occasionally in spring or autumn, it can come clouds that shed short rain.