Jordan - Dead Sea Highway (PDF Chapter)
This is the Dead Sea Highway chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jordan guide-book.
Sometimes you’ve got to get down low to find the real highlights. The Dead Sea is the exam-ple par excellence – at literally at the lowest point on earth. Take a dip in the intensely salty water, or daub yourself in its mud at one of the many high-end spas along the coast.
- descend to the depths for a bob in the incredibly salty water of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth
- relax mind and body in the Dead Sea Spas, and apply mud used for cosmetic purposes since the time of the biblical King Herod
- make a pilgrimage to Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan, the holy spot on the Jordan River where it’s said that John the Baptist baptised Jesus Christ
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Dead Sea Highway, Dead Sea, Bethany-Beyond-the- Jordan, Dead Sea Panoramic Complex, Wadi Zarqa Ma’in, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Lisan Pen-insula.
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