The Dead Sea and Ein Gedi
Ein Gedi: 48 km to the north of Sdom (Sodom), the green and brilliant fields of the kibbutz Ein Gedi and his kaleidoscopic hothouses lie in fantastic contrast with the desert that surrounds them. This oasis located on the satirosa coast of the Dead Sea is watered by the springs of fresh water of the Rivers David and Arugot, in which there form cascades that get overturned in crystalline sinks.
Ein Guedi is located to few kilometers of the famous Caves of Kumrán, in which there were descuebiertos the Rolls of the Dead Sea. Opened every day, brought in pay. Metzadá (Farmhouse): the Metzadá massif rises on the coast of the Dead Sea, approximately 30 km to the north of Sdom. King Herodes constructed his magnificent winter palace and the incurable fortitude that turned later into the last bastion of the Jewish rebels.
After the Jerusalem fall in the year 70 DC, the Romans besieged Metzadá for space of three years, more on having popped in in her, found only corpses, since his defenders chose the suicide in mass before coming across of the enemy. A youth hostel and a restaurant were constructed to the feet of the mountain.
Opened every day from the dawn up to the west, except Iom Kipur (Day of the Pardon), the cablecarril of the oriental side works of 8 to 0:30. Brought in pay. Ein Bokek: hotel area on the coasts of the Dead Sea with special services for those who need treatments against the rheumatism, psoriasis and other illnesses. Approximately 8 km to the south of there, following the coastal route of the dead Sea, find the spa sulphurous of Nevé Zohar, whose waters offer mitigation to a big number of illnesses.
In the area, a beach with facilities of running water and services of bar, for those who prefer the waters of the sea; brought in pay. There is also a youth hostel and a place especially prepared to camp, that possesses a restaurant opened also for those who do not camp there. Not far, a fortitude Nabatea: Metzad Zohar. From Arád to the dead Sea: a new route leads from Arád, across the incredibly beautiful stage of the desert, even ekl Dead Sea, happening for the area of Rosh Zohar, in to that the immense facilities in the surface testify the existence of big reservations of gas subterrráneo.
From a point of any observation along the way, there is obtained an incomparable sight of the Desert of judea and the Mountains of Moab. Sdom (Sodom): placed to 75 km approximately, to the east of Beer Sheva, Sdom, on having been to 387 m under the sea level, is of fact, the lowest place of the planet. The tradition indicates the area as the place of the Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. In our days there have got up there the plants of the company that exploits the potassium and the bromine of the Dead Sea. Immense salt mines spread of the way in direction opposite to the coast of the sea. The region in its entirety has the appearance of a petrified lunar scenery, for his desolation and the reigning silence.
Source: Shalom Online