The Dead Sea in Jordan is a natural wonder not to be missed. Why?
This body of water holds a lot of power, fascination, and mystery. Why?
The water in the Dead Sea is extremely salty, and has been estimated to be the second saltiest major body of water in the world. Its name is derived from the fact that the water is far too salinated for marine inhabitation.
Overall, we headed to Jordan, the heart of the Middle East, to check-off a must-do travel experience:
Float in the Dead Sea!
This natural phenomenon is 10 times saltier than the ocean and serves as an excellent cleanser and detoxifier for anyone who goes for a float and slathers on the mineral-rich mud. Here, we explain what makes the Dead Sea “dead” and how to get the most out of your trip to Jordan, including a brief visit to the busy capital of Amman.
Why should you visit the Dead Sea?
- The Dead Sea is the Lowest point on earth at 430.5 meters below sea level.
- The Dead Sea is 33.5% salt compared to the ocean that is only 3.5 % salt.
- The Salt Sea has been admired by man for centuries mainly because of the rich mineral and salt content of the water and surrounding environment.
After the Dead Sea, we visit Amman the capital of Jordan. Amman is a capital that displays the various groups of people, influences, and styles of the Byzantines, Ottomans, Romans, and more.