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LP Ein Gedi Dead Sea, Earth's lowest point on land

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Hidden : 10/19/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land.


The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond) have reported higher salinities. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.

The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating.
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Not far from Kubbutz Ein Gedi, in the central part of the Dead Sea, is located the Ein Gedi Beach, which has been very popular for many years now. It is only a shame that this sea keeps getting farther from the shore. Perhaps if the Dead Sea will be declared one of the seven wonders of the modern world things will change for the better. The entrance to the Ein Gedi Beach is free of charge and there is a large parking lot outside that is free of charge as well. On Saturdays and Holidays many bathers come to this narrow Ein Gedi Beach, some of whom sit under the red parasols. In the park that is adjacent to the Ein Gedi Beach one can stay the night in a tent (the use of the showers and toilets facilities costs a few shekels). There is also a kiosk and even a self-service restaurant at the Ein Gedi Beach and the Ein Gedi Beach is handicap accessible.
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Updating - 29.11.2015


You can find a temporary micro cache in this lost place. The area and beach of Ein Gedi are dangerous because there are many sinkholes - I did not see anyone of them here, but the geologists see them via satellites. So the place is close, but you can find it ON YOUR OWN RISK.

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