Muhafazat al Balqa' Travel Guide

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As Salt

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  • Architecture

    As Salt Things to Do

    As-Salt was built on a very hilly terrain. The centre of town lies in the middle of a deep valley and the town spreads up the surrounding hills. The effect is quite picturesque with the houses stacked on top of each other as in the attached photos. For more photos, check out the travelogue: "Stacked Houses of as-Salt".

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  • Historic Old Salt Museum (Beit Abu...

    As Salt Things to Do

    Considered one of the finest of the Ottoman-period mansions of as-Salt, Beit Abu Jaber was built in 1892 and likely named after a certain Abu Jaber family. The foundation of the structure and the first floor looks much more ancient, probably of Mediaeval construction. It was recently restored and turned into the Historic Old Salt Museum, which...

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  • Stacked Houses of as-Salt

    As Salt Things to Do

    As-Salt was built on a very hilly terrain. The centre of town lies in the middle of a deep valley and the town spreads up the surrounding hills. The effect is quite picturesque with the houses stacked on top of each other as in the attached photos. For more photos, check out the travelogue: "Stacked Houses of as-Salt".

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Dead Sea

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  • Landscape

    Dead Sea Things to Do

    Finally, it was time to leave the lowest point on Earth as we turned left into the snaking road that leads to the town of Kerak. Four hundred metres higher, there was a road sign that indicated where we touched sea level. As in throughout this region, the arid scenery was breathtaking with interesting rock formations and deep gorges.

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  • The Baptism Site

    Dead Sea Things to Do

    Just north of the Dead Sea on the River Jordan is the site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in Bethany-Beyond-The-Jordan. It is called "al-Maghtas" in Arabic. Due to time constraints, we skipped a visit to the site but were content to be close enough to it to see the road sign in the attached photo.Update: In June 2015, the Baptism Site was added by...

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  • Water Quality

    Dead Sea Things to Do

    The sea has no life, having ~9x the salt content of the Mediterranean. The water line is a near continuous deposit of thick crystallized salt above and below the water line. The water itself, while being very clear and transparent, would quickly become opaque with any movement similar to the syrup being poured in southern sweet tea. But as quick as...

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