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

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

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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.

Ein Gedi Hotel - Experience the Oasis of Tranquility, Your Perfect Stay by the Dead Sea

Ein Gedi Hotel - Experience the Oasis of Tranquility, Your Perfect Stay by the Dead Sea

The Kibbutz Ein Gedi Country Lodging is located in a peaceful and beautiful location in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea and only 5 minute’s Drive from the Dead Sea shores. Just enjoy the lowest place on earth . An oasis in the middle of the desert, whose beauty exudes vibrant hues of blue, green, yellow and red a peaceful and small slice of heaven, encompassing treasures created by members of the kibbutz community with only a magical paradise in mind. A visit to Kibbutz Ein Gedi Dead Sea Country immediately instills peace and tranquility to any visitor. The Botanical Garden displays an abundance of flora whilst caressing the shores of the salty dead sea, entrapping a festival of light and color and encouraging the visitor's senses to actually sharpen. Archaeological treasures surround Ein Gedi almost as protection. north the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. In The south is 'Massada' a fascinating cultural treasure and a symbol of heroism for the Jewish people, and to the Right on the doorstep the Byzantine Synagogue boasting an undamaged beautiful mosaic floor with inscriptions relating to the people of the period. Our Air is pollution free, Over 330 sunny days annually, dry, high oxygen levels, low UV rays all add up to “HEALTH” 420 meters below sea level, Ein Gedi Dead Sea captures the sense of serenity and encourages the visitor to simply relax and enjoy. A real recipe for well-being. Despite the dry atmosphere water is a major element in this small corner of the globe. Nature Reserves with gushing waterfalls the you can visit, Ein Gedi Dead Sea Spa with natural, hot, sulphur water pools and, of course, the Dead Sea. Three totally different types of water, three different forms of enjoyment and three different health aspects.

Luxury and Relaxation at the Herbert Samuel Hood Dead Sea Hotel

Luxury and Relaxation at the Herbert Samuel Hood Dead Sea Hotel

If you're looking for a luxurious and relaxing getaway, the Herbert Samuel Hood Dead Sea Hotel is the perfect destination. This hotel is located in a stunning location where the yellow of the desert meets the blue of the sea, making for breathtaking views. The hotel's warm and welcoming atmosphere will make you feel right at home, and the attention to detail in every corner is impressive. The lobby invites you to sink into one of the soft sofas and enjoy a drink while taking in the silence. The pool is large and well-kept, and the view of the Jordan mountains is captivating. The spa complex is one of the most beautiful in Israel, and the treatments offered will allow you to disconnect and reconnect. The hotel offers a variety of rooms, including double rooms, family suites, and luxury suites with an attached pool. The Herbert Samuel Dead Sea Hotel is the ideal starting point for many trips and attractions in the area, including Ein Bokek, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and Masada. The swimming pool is surrounded by open, green, and well-maintained areas, and the lobby bar is a pleasant and relaxed space where you can enjoy a quiet break, a light meal, and a drink from the diverse collection. The Herbert Samuel Restaurant serves seasonal products, culinary adventures, and a celebration of flavors throughout the day. The spa complex includes sauna rooms, a jacuzzi, a salt pool, a sulfur pool, 16 treatment rooms, and changing rooms. The hotel also provides bicycles for guests to use, and a gym is located in the spa complex. The seaside is a few minutes' walk from the hotel, and guests can enjoy the beach promenade at the lowest point in the world. The hotel also offers conference and event halls, advanced technical equipment, audio systems, lighting, and wireless communication. The Sunrise Hall is perfect for theater-style seating arrangements for up to 50 people, around a table for up to 40 people, and classroom style for 30 people. Overall, the Herbert Samuel Hood Dead Sea Hotel is an excellent choice for a vacation, personal break, or family vacation. The warm hospitality, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views make it an unforgettable experience. Reviewers say: The Herbert Samuel Hood Dead Sea Hotel received generally positive reviews from guests. Many praised the hotel's fantastic location, amazing food, and friendly staff. The spa area, with its hot Dead Sea water and sulfur pool, was also highly rated. Some guests had concerns about the renovation of the hotel, the cleanliness of the towels, and limited parking space. However, overall, the hotel was considered a great option for a relaxing break or an unforgettable family vacation. Guests highly recommend the hotel to those looking to rest, relax, and replenish.

The Dead Sea – Minerals, Cosmetic and Skin Care

The Dead Sea – Minerals, Cosmetic and Skin Care

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.

The Dead Sea: A Unique Tourist Destination with Healing Properties
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