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Dead Sea, Madaba

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One of the world's more unusual bodies of water, Dead Sea sits at one of the lowest elevations on Earth. Rich in salt and in history, the lake is nearly ten times saltier than any ocean. Feel the peculiar sensation of floating in water some 428 m (1,404 ft) below sea level, just as Queen Cleopatra did in the 1st century BCE. Surrounded by dozens of resorts with both private and public beaches, the sea remains a favorite destination for taking dips in the mineral-rich waters, framed by the Judean desert and mountains. Plan to visit Dead Sea and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madaba attractions using our Madaba online road trip planner.
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  • The jett bus company in Jordan arrange day trips from Amman to the dead sea. On the way there we stopped at the PALM BAZAR where they were selling dead sea products. At the bazar i was told i wasn’t.....  more »
  • You see on the commercials and posters of people laying around and reading newspapers ii the sea with big smiles. Well we went into the Dead sea at two different locations. It was a long walk down...  more »
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