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Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Situated at 400 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea (Yum Ha Melach in Hebrew) is 75 kilometres long, ranges from 6 to 16 kilometres wide and has no outlet. The high salt content makes any plant and animal life impossible. The famously high concentration of salt has nothing to do with it being below sea level, but is caused by the high evaporation rate, which has, over the years, led to the build up of salts

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Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the white and pink coloured sands, and offers some of the most spectacular desert scenery you are ever likely to see. Home to the many exploits of the famous T.E. Lawrence during the 1917-1918 Arab Revolt, Wadi Rum was used for the desert shots of the film “Lawrence of Arabia”.

Photograph by: Tara Gandhi
Jordan

Lost City of Petra

Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture

Photograph by: Tara Gandhi

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