The Dead Sea, Jordan
Deep in the Jordan Valley and 55km southeast of Amman, is the Dead Sea, one of the most spetacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world. Fed mainly by the Holy Jordan River, the Dead Sea lies 400m below sea level, the lowest point on Earth, the world’s richest source of natural salts, the world’s largest “Natural Spa”, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years. As its name evokes, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals which gives its waters the renowned curative powers, therapeutic qualities, and its buoyancy, recognised since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2000 years ago.
Since ancient times, millions of people have come to this region to relax, to enjoy its beauty and to experience the healing, beautifying and rejuvenating powers of the Dead Sea. The visitors soak in the famous waters and coat themselves in the celebrated revitalizing black mud. Queen Cleopatra, the most beautiful woman of ancient times, used to visit and bathe in the Dead Sea to keep her skin young and beautiful.