|One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world – the Dead Sea eastern coast in Jordan – is steadily evolving into a major new hub of tourism in the region.|
A series of new roads, hotels, and archaeological discoveries are converging to make this region, the lowest spot on earth at 410 meters below sea level, as enticing to international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, and prophets in antiquity.
The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the hot, soothing super salty seawater which is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine, and several others.
The unusually warm, salty, buoyant and mineral rich water has attracted visitors since ancient times, all of whom have enjoyed the relaxation by floating effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
The Dead Sea's total attraction is due to its unique combination of several factors: the chemical composition of its water, the filtered sun rays and oxygen – rich air, the mineral – rich black mud along the shoreline, and the adjacent freshwater and thermal mineral springs.
The Dead Sea itself is flanked by mountains to the east and rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other - worldly beauty.
The Dead Sea water has the highest salts and minerals content of all seas in the world- 29%. A natural phenomenon occurs at the Dead Sea, an additional layer caused by the high rate of evaporation in the atmosphere filters out the harmful rays of the sun creating a favorable UVA/UVB ratio allowing tanning rather than burning. The UVA rays that do penetrate are suitable for therapeutic purposes. In addition, high concentrations of dark peloid mud, suitable for therapeutic purposes, are plentifully found on the shores of the Dead Sea.