Desert agriculture in Israel is one of the country’s greatest successes, and something at which Israel leads the world. The Negev Desert which covers over 60% of the country has[...]
Dead Sea & Masada
Masada is not only important because it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site or an ancient fortress occupying a breathtaking strategic location high on a flat plateau above the Dead Sea, but because of its symbolic importance as a symbol of determinance and heroism which continues to this day with many Israeli soldiers sworn in here. Masada is one of the greatest archaeological sites in Israel and, perhaps, across the world. Its dramatic ascent can now be made by cablecar, but the drama and imagery that this site portrays is no less powerful than it ever was.
The Dead Sea, also known as Yam Ha-Melah (the Sea of Salt) is the lowest place on Earth. The Dead Sea is probably one of the most relaxing and naturally cool. The water and mud from The Dead Sea have special properties which make them useful for medicinal purposes, whilst the salt enables one to float in the water. Even if you dont venture into the sea, there’s something in the air at the Dead Sea which just makes stress evaporate from your body! as well as the nearby sites of Masada and Ein Gedi.
Israel’s Negev Desert is like pure magic. Covering over half of Israel’s total land area, it is an area bustling with beauty. The Negev Desert is a fascinating and enchanting place, especially for those not familiar with desert landscapes. Whilst there is a lot you can see yourself, the best way to discover the desert is for a day with a guide. Whilst to the untrained eye, the miles of desert all look the same, look a little deeper and every rock formation, hill or mound of earth has its own unique story.