So, the Dead Sea wasn’t named Friday night as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World…
After a long voting campaign that saw a huge number of candidates whittled down to 28 top sites around a year ago, the Dead Sea had long been one of the favorites to be included as one of the New 7 Wonders. But despite losing out to a top 7 slot, it’s awesome to see it included anyway; we always knew how amazing the place was, now hopefully a few more people know too!
One major downer from losing out is not the loss of the anticipated rise in tourism to the area, but the fact that this was a great opportunity to bring new awareness to the plight facing the Dead Sea. For those of you who don’t know, the level of the Dead Sea is sinking by approximately a meter every year. Hopefully that can still be addressed…
Anyway, well done the Dead Sea for getting so close (the Final 14)!
For further reading on the amazing place that is The Lowest Place on Earth, here are some of our most popular articles from the last few months:
- Floating in the Dead Sea
- The healthiest tourist spot in Israel
- Spencer Tunick’s Naked Dead Sea installation
- 5 awesome views of the Dead Sea (that you can’t see in Israel!)
- 10 things you didn’t know about the Lowest Place on Earth
And if you haven’t already visited the Dead Sea, we’d really, really recommend it – it’s one of Israel’s true wonders!