MASADA AND DEAD SEADay 4: December 25, 2012
Christmas day, I joined in a whole day group tour, Masada and Dead Sea for US$100 which include ticket to Masada and cable car ride. They picked me at around 9 AM and dropped me off after the tour at my hotel in Jerusalem. Again I was the only Filipino in the group. Other guests were mostly European.
Masada is a UNESCO world heritage site in Israel on top of a rock plateau in Judean Desert which overlooking the Dead Sea and magnificent canyons. Masada is one of Israel's most popular paid tourist attractions.
Herod the Great (father of Herod Antipas) built palaces on this location between 37 and 31 BC. Going up to Masada, you can ride the cable car or just walk through the snake path.
“Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David.”
People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.
The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes me floating.