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Looking towards Israel on the western shore of the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth, at -430 metres. It's also 10c hotter than both Amman and Jerusalem, both on plateaus on opposites sides of the rift valley that stretches all the way through to the Gulf of Aqaba, the Red Sea & beyond to east Africa. So when it is 33 in Amman it's 43c at this resort. Most of the locals were not interested in swimming in the Dead Sea which feels kind of slimy, and preferred the fresh, filtered water of the swimming pools. But i specifically came to this hotel to experience the Dead Sea. There is an outdoor freshwater shower by the lake to hose off the super salty water. The Dead Sea is the 2nd saltiest lake on Earth. The saltiest is in Antarctica, which rules out swimming completely. This is the Dead Sea Spa Resort at the north eastern side of the lake.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15967 W: 1055 N: 33785] (156713)
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