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Dead Sea, Madaba

#2 of 15 in Things to do in Madaba
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • It is definitely a place to visit! And to put mud all over your body! They say that it had some healing powers! You should not leave jordan without passing by the dead sea and swim in the salty...  more »
  • Must see and experience before die. Its really awesome be florting on sea. The lowest point on land. Love it  more »
  • We all float down here......and you'll float too
  • Saw one guy walking across it. Is this Jesus???

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