3 Surprising Facts About the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea. Photo by Konstantin Tretyak on Unsplash

Though not on the official list of the “7 Wonders of the Word” the Dead Sea is certainly a wonder of nature drawing visitors from all over the world. But here are a few things you may not have known about the Dead Sea. 

Lowest Point on Earth

The surface of the Dead Sea is the lowest land point on Earth, located more than 1,400 feet below sea level. As you make your way down, you’ll feel the altitude drop and your ears clog like you do during a flight landing. Oh yes, and there is also a bar by the Dead Sea, making it the lowest bar in the world!

Healing Properties

The minerals in the water and mud have incredible healing properties, particularly for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Many people visit the Dead Sea to immerse themselves in its waters and apply the mineral-rich mud – a fun outdoor spa experience.

Shrinking Size

The Dead Sea is shrinking in size every year. Its water levels have been decreasing due to various factors, including reduced water flowing from the Jordan River. As a result, the Sea is becoming smaller over time. So better visit it while you still have a chance!