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The Dead Sea – Minerals, Cosmetic and Skin Care
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The Dead Sea – Minerals, Cosmetic and Skin Care

The Dead Sea – Minerals, Cosmetic and Skin Care

Deadsea travel guide

In the lowest place on earth, at minus 416 meters below sea level lies the Dead Sea – your chance for a one-of-a-kind relaxing Spa experience. The climate at the Dead Sea, its dry and unpolluted air, and above all its unique mineral qualities make it the perfect location for a truly therapeutic vacation. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back again and again after your first visit to this site, which is one of the greatest Spa resorts in the world.

The Dead Sea has the highest concentration of minerals and salts in the world. Medicine has long recognized the potential of Dead Sea related products for treatment of various skin disorders. The Dead Sea skin care and cosmetics products are known worldwide for their anti-aging qualities and their therapeutic qualities, and there’s no better place to witness these cosmetics products’ remarkable influence than during your visit to the lowest place in the world.

While visiting the Dead Sea, one must try to cover oneself with the unique natural black mud, one of the symbols of the Dead Sea. The black mud, sold worldwide as very effective cosmetics products, improves blood circulation and relieves tensions of mind and muscle. The black mud is rich in minerals – calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, iron, sulfur and sulfites – and invigorates circulation and absorbs toxins. Not to mention it’s fun, too – getting covered by mud and letting it dry is one the most fun Dead Sea experiences. Be sure to bring your camera.

There is a wide variety of therapeutic pools in the Dead Sea, each contain different concentration of minerals and salts. All pools are rich in sulfur, magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. These minerals penetrate and detoxify the blood stream, relax the muscles and relieve pain. These therapeutic pools can be found either in any of the area’s hotel’s Spa or in the Ein Gedi Dead Sea Spa center.

To make your Spa experience complete, enjoy a massage after bathing in the spring water, and feel the ultimate luxurious feeling. A wide variety of massages given by experts is offered in each of the Spa centers in the Dead Sea. Just be sure to book your treatment in advance.

Masada - world heritage site a tourist destination by the Dead Sea

Masada - world heritage site a tourist destination by the Dead Sea

Masada is the most visited site of all the archaeological sites in Israel and one of its main tourist attractions. It contains ancient palaces and fortifications located on top of an isolated rock plateau in a stunning desert site overlooking the Dead Sea. And it holds a great historical value, too. Masada (meaning 'fortress' in Hebrew) became known for its attributed mythic significance in the First Jewish-Roman War (also known as the Great Jewish Revolt). In the first century A.D. nearly a thousand Jewish rebels who believed in zero-tolerance toward the Roman rule took over the fortress and were surrounded by the Roman army, which left behind the most complete siege works in the world. When defeat appeared imminent, the rebels chose to commit suicide instead of giving in and spending the rest of their lives as slaves. This made Mesada a symbol of the human spirit’s yearning for freedom. The Israel Nature and Parks Protection Authority had expertly restored the ruins of Masada, so visitors can almost re-live the last days of this heroic story's main characters. The latest attraction is the remarkable new museum, with nine dramatically lit rooms displaying some precious finds alongside life-size statues. In the Masada museum, visitors can easily picture the lives and deaths of these Jewish fugitives, who refused to surrender. Beyond the mythic importance of this site, you will find the Dead Sea and desert mountains views absolutely stupendous. The cliffs on the east edge of this Dead Sea site are about 1,300 feet high and the cliffs on the west are about 300 feet high. The fortress can be reached from two directions today - either from the Dead Sea in the east, via the original and steep "snake path", or from the west on a path built from the old Roman ramp, offering an easier climb or a cable car. Masada is a world heritage site and a very popular tourist destination. It is definitely one of your must-see sites while visiting the holy land. Visitors can stay at many of the hotels located at the Dead sea Ein Bokek area, Ein Gedi, and Kalia.

The Dead Sea: A Natural Wonder of the World and a Must-Visit Destination

The Dead Sea: A Natural Wonder of the World and a Must-Visit Destination

The Dead Sea is unlike any other place in the world. It is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting the Israel, and for many good reasons. Thanks to the climate and the mineral qualities of the area, it holds a variety of therapeutic qualities and offers many beauty treatments and body massages you only have to choose from while visiting. At minus 416 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. It is a very sunny area, with 330 days of sun a year and a miraculously dry air, unpolluted so it can purify respiratory systems. The sea itself is the only un-drownable lake on earth, and the sensation of floating in reading position in the salty water is one of the unique pleasures travelers from all around the world come to the Dead Sea for. Because of its therapeutic qualities, the Dead Sea is the ultimate Spa destination. An assortment of mineral waters of various qualities is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments, and the mineral-rich springs rise from deep down into little ponds along the shores. The well-known natural black mud is another famous Dead Sea feature, which improves blood circulation and relieves tensions of mind and muscle. The outdoor activity of getting covered by mud is one that a visitor to the Dead Sea should not miss. Besides being a relaxing resort, the Dead Sea is also a fascinating and lively location with many attractions for more active travelers. These include the Qumran National Park, with its ancient caves on the northern shores where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical documents known to men, were found. The Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens offer a fun trip for flora lovers, with more than 1000 species of plants from around the world. The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is another great place for visitors to view some bird sanctuaries and wildlife of the desert. The Arugut reserve, with its series of shallow pools, perfect for bathing, is another popular destination for a short trip, and the Zohar Fortress and Canyon, a canyon in white soft limestone, is also worth a stop. There are many other routes and small trips to take while visiting the Dead Sea. You can easily find useful information in the tourists Information center in Ein Bokek center, where most of the area's hotels are located and few restaurants and shops can be found as well. Hotels in the Dead Sea >>

Dead Sea scrolls and Qumran

Dead Sea scrolls and Qumran

The Qumran Ruin is a complex of structures located in the Yehuda Desert on the verge of the Dead Sea. It can be found on a barren terrace between the Dead Sea and the cliffs where the long-untouched Qumran Caves reside. The Qumran Ruin is located just next to the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, some 1300 feet below sea level and several kilometers south of Jericho, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the Dead Sea area. The design of the Qumran ruin is unique, with many large halls that used to serve public functions, and a relatively small number of living quarters. The main structure used to have several rooms arranged around a central courtyard. Additional building complexes, to the south and east of the main building, have contained long halls, rooms and ritual baths. A large number of mikva'ot (ritual baths) were found throughout the site, as was typical of public and private buildings in Jerusalem in the Second Temple period. Beside the spectacular archeological value of these ancient ruins, Qumran is best known as the nearest settlement to the burial place of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves around the area, and have been considered to be the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. The scrolls consist of about 825 to 870 separate documents of great religious and historical importance that include the only known existing copies of Biblical documents created before 100 AD. The Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely written by the Essenes, a strict Torah observant, Messianic, new covenant Jewish sect during the period lasting from about 200 B.C. to 68 A.D. They enhance our knowledge of both Judaism and Christianity, and represent a non-rabbinic form of Judaism alongside a wealth of comparative materials for New Testament scholars. Visiting the Qumran National Park is an exciting and inspiring experience. The most important findings in the area are the ones from the end of the Second Temple period and from the Bar-Kochva rebellion era. It is possible to see the cave in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and other structures that were excavated nearby. An audio-visual presentation tells the story of the site and the people who used to live here. In addition, it is possible to take a short walk up the Qumran canyon, in a nice desert surrounding, and appreciate the one-of-a-kind surrounding of the lowest place on earth.

The Dead Sea: A Unique Tourist Destination with Healing Properties
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