3 Places Not To Miss When Visiting The Dead Sea

Posted on Jan 31 2017 - 6:06pm by Ave

I’m not sure why, but every year during this time I get anxious and want travel – discover new places, eat delicious foods and experience new cultures. We are already planning a small getaway to nearby islands in April just before the Semana Santa (Easter), but we are also thinking about what to do on our summer holidays.

One of the things we have had on our travel bucket list for some time is visiting the Dead Sea region. So we have been doing some research lately and have discovered that there are actually more things to do in the region than just spend a day at the Dead Sea.

So below you’ll find 3 places we think you should not miss when visiting the Dead Sea.

3 Places Not To Miss When Visiting The Dead Sea

Ein Bokek Beach
Of course, when you are visiting the Dead Sea, you have to go to the beach! Ein Bokek beach is a perfect place to enjoy the sea as comfortably as possible. The beach area has showers, changing rooms, shelters providing shade, public bathrooms and also a lifeguard service.

So relax, float, cover yourself in a Dead Sea mud that is said to have healing properties and of course, take a lot of photos! I’d suggest you check out Ronnie’s experience and tips for visiting the Dead Sea.

*Image by xiquinhosilva (CC BY 2.0)

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is the biggest oasis in Israel. The oasis has been mentioned in the Bible several times and it has been a huge attraction point to settlers and nomads over thousands of years. Nowadays the lush nature reserve in the Judean Desert fascinates hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

There are several hiking trails that are suitable for hikers of different ages and levels. Along the trails you can find special pools for swimming, a hidden waterfall, a secret cave, an ancient temple,  multitude of reptiles, herds of cute rock-hyrax, ibex and of course lavish vegetation, that is so uncommon in the desert area.

*Image by Boris Kasimov (CC BY 2.0)

*Image by Amihayb (CC BY 2.0)

Mount Sodom
Mount Sodom is one of the world’s most extraordinary geological formations – it’s made almost entirely of salt. The mountain also has the longest natural salt cave in the world. It’s full of wonderful salt stalactites and stalagmites, but unfortunately, the caves are closed to visitors.

Mount Sodom is more than 200m above the Dead Sea level, but if we compare it to the world mean sea level, it’s actually around 170m below sea level!

When visiting the mountain, take The Fish Trail’ – it will show you that the Dead Sea was once alive. Be sure to spend some time on the Mount Sodom viewpoint too, it’s said to be one of the most impressive viewpoints in the Dead Sea area.

Have you visited the Dead Sea region? Would you like to visit it?

*The unedited “The Dead Sea” image is by tsaiproject  (CC BY 2.0).

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  • Adriana Gil

    This is so cool! I love to travel, so I’ll definitely visit this places one day. What a dream 🙂
    xoxo

  • Ooo I’ve never been here, but I’d like to go. It looks so peaceful.

  • This is amazing!!! I’ve always wanted to visit the Dead Sea, what kind of animal is that in the last picture? Its so cute <3

  • Hra

    This is lovely!!! i would love to go there, is like paradise

  • I’ve never been to the dead sea. It looks absolutely amazing in these photos.

  • I would absolutely love to go there one day. Travel dreams! Thanks for the suggestions!

  • My mum had been and she adored the place and the sea she took so many pictures I felt I was there too

  • Asia

    I was just having a discussion about this place, definitely on my must visit list. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Dead Sea looks absolutely beautiful. The water looks so clear the the surroundings are wonderful. I’m glad there is other places to see nearby like the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve as I enjoy hiking.

  • Marceline Dementori

    I didn’t know that aside from the Dead Sea there are other places to explore in the area! Thanks for this guide!

  • I see many posts about Dead Sea but didn’t see those other place that can be explores near the area. Will keep this as my future reference.

  • Ohh! Such a perfet place to visit I want to go there and see it in live and I really love all these photos