It's a MUST-DO thing when travelling in Jordan. Fisrt, I was really worrying if I could float or I might sink. But I did float. It was a great exprerience. And there is seems to be endless mud to smooth your skin. It's really fun to put mud on body. I felt that my skin was smoother than it used to be a few minutes after using it. Haha.
Warning: The water is too salty that NEVER try make a sip. And please leave the water few minutes after soaking in water. It really hurts you. And be sure to take a nice shower and wash away that salty water.
The entrance fee for public beach is JD7. And there is a restaurant, buffet is the only thing you can buy in the restaurant, which also cost JD7. A can of coke is JD1. Anyway, it's tourist site.
Well it locates in remote from any town near by. If you take public transport, you may need to walk 10km in the sun. It's okei to hitch but it depends on luck. If you have and organised trip, it cost me JD18 a day include Mdaba and Kerak.
A fantastic day trip from Amman is to go to the Dead Sea. Here you can enjoy yourself swimming and making a bath of sun in one of the beaches along the sea.
More information on my Jordan page.
The Dead Sea is one of the most bizzare experiences! To go into water and to float is just crazy! There is no not floating about it...you go in the dead sea and you float!
When you get there go up to the shore and dig under the sand - in no time at all you will come across mud - this is the dead seas therapeutic mud and will make your skin feel incredible - let it dry and then go in and wash it off in the saltiest water you will ever encounter!!! Then just relax and float!
Amman Beach is the developed area of the Dead Sea, there you will find a clean beach and facilities - such as a restaurant, toilets and showers.
A must when travelling to Jordan is visiting the Dead Sea. Try a bath (if it's winter and not so warm, have a quick one, but don't go without trying it!!!) at the most salty waters anywhere. You'll check your own flotability. It's a real experience!!!! And also try to put some mud in your body. It's known to have many properties which are good for health. The jordanian side of the Dead Sea has several beaches, some of them public, and some others owned by private properties and hotels. I went to the Dead Sea Spa Hotel (paid a few dinars) for an afternoon stay at the beach (you can read my tip about this hotel at my pages).
For the people like to be away from lot of traffics and car horns, for the people looking for a space of peace.
Movenpick Dead sea is a great and marvellous place.
Materials used in building is mainly mud,stones (jordan stone) and bricks.
The Dead Sea is a landlocked Sea that has huge volmues of salt in it allowing people to float with ease.
Unless you stay at one of the hotels, you must go to Amman Beach and pay 12JD to enter the complex. Once inside, you can hire towels etc, use the other facilities (shop, showers, buffet extra cost, pools), or head down to the sand and the sea.
This place is below sea level and is very hot, so I advise arriving early. When I went, I arrived at 10am, and was the only person there. By 12, it was jam packed.
The sea has a slimy texture and the floating is cool, but if it gets in your eyes, nose or mouth, or if you have open sores, OUCH!!!
There is theraputic mud by the beach, but you have to pay so I didn't bother.
This is a great experience.
Minibus from the Western bus station in Amman (2JD). Even though the driver may say Amman Beach, he will drop you about 4 miles away. Either hitch (easily done), or get a taxi 3JD.
Getting back, hitch to the drop off point or any local village, then bus back to Amman.
I was told it was very difficult, but picked up a hitch in under 5 mins outside the Amman Beach on the main road.
This is dedicated to people who like nature and it's colours.
It was rainy day last febreuary,many colours as u can see green farms,red mud and brown degrees beside the white sky .
I advice all to go in winter or spring.if u decide to go on summer then the colours will be less.
Take experienced person with u (one of Amman people or experienced taxi driver).
If it's your time there,Not try to take it on your own risk!!
This trip is in my opinion a must if you come to Jordan.
So much of the middle east conflict and history is mixed up with religious issues, and this trip covers the ground that some of these issues arose from.
My trip included, Malaba, the mosaics, Mt Nebo, The Baptismal site, and the dead sea.
It's a strange feeling at the baptismal site, when you get to the River Jordan, after the actual baptismal site, there is a place where you can be baptised in the river if you bring a priest with you, BUT on the other side of the river is the same for Israel. Both side have armed guards there and their respective flags are flying, yep, Israel is only 20 meters away.
You need your passport for this trip as the baptismal site and the dead sea resorts are in a military zone.
Certainly if you are in Jordan you should really experience the unreal feeling of floating in the dead sea.
I was told that the best hotel to stay in is the Kipinski. The beaches are wonderful and the accomodation is amazing.
Just don't forget if you're only going there for a day trip, take extra clothes and always carry bottles of water with you. And what ever you do DO NOT get water in your eyes! It's called the Dead Sea coz nothing can survive in there! I actually had to taste it and let me tell you it was horrible! hahahaha If you do get it in your eyes, just wash it out with LOTS of water.
If your not going to Israel than make your way along the dead Sea Highway and take a float in the Dead Sea.
The dramatic Jordan Rift Vally is more than 400m below seal leven when it reaches he Dead Sea.
The lowest point on Earth. The mud is great for your skin and the sea is so dense with salt you will float!
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