The Dead Sea and Israel’s Holy Land are two unique yet often overlooked destinations. One is a place of natural unrivaled beauty and the other is a place of historic and religious significance; both of these Israel highlights are well worth a visit and should be included on any traveler’s bucket list. Here’s why:
The Dead Sea
Located between Israel and Jordan, The Dead Sea is a beautiful natural body of water that rests at the lowest point on Earth. The Dead Sea stretches from the Arava Desert, all the way through to the Judean Desert and is bordered by beautiful scenic mountains on each side.
Why Visit the Dead Sea?
Although its name may give you the immediate impression of a dull body of water, it’s far, far from that. Besides being a thing of stunning natural beauty unlike anything else on Earth, the Dead Sea is eight times saltier than any ocean, making it one of the saltiest waters in the world and a must-visit spot in every Israel itinerary out there.
The Dead Sea’s high concentration of salt is one of the reasons millions of people from all corners of the world visit the Dead Sea each year. The water’s salt content makes the human body highly buoyant, making swimming nigh impossible and enabling its visitors to effortlessly float on their backs in the water. The serenity of the water and the beautiful mountain scenery flanking it on each side makes for an experience that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world.
It is not just unrivaled beauty that is the Dead Sea’s main attraction, the sea’s water is known for its health benefits. Partly thanks to the heavy mineral and salt content, and the mineral-rich mud which lines the bottom of it, the Dead Sea has rejuvenating properties that will leave you feeling both relaxed and refreshed.
Considering visiting the Dead Sea? Deadsea.com has all the information you need about the Dead Sea, including planning your visit, where to stay, and activities to do whilst you are there.
Israel’s Holy Land
Since ancient times, Pilgrims have traveled far and wide to visit the Holy Land. Historically, these Pilgrims would have faced hardships and perils in their journeys which we do not face today and there is no pilgrimage that is considered quite as significant.
Why is the Holy Land Significant?
In some parts of the Holy Land lay ruins of some of our world’s oldest civilizations; once upon a time it was a much-traveled route for armies of the time and lots of blood has spilled on its surface. From arid desert to fertile greenery, the Holy Land is one of the world’s most culturally and religiously significant places; it is the location of history’s bloodiest battles and the birthplace of Jesus Christ. If you are looking for spiritual enlightenment and a place to find inner peace, look no further and start planning your pilgrimage.