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The low point for Jordan is located all along the shores of the Dead Sea.  The Dead Sea is the lowest point of the surface of the Earth at 423 m (or 1,388 ft) below sea level. Israel and Palestine also border the Dead Sea so all three countries share the shores of the Dead Sea as their lowest point. The Dead Sea is also the lowest point in the continent of Asia.

The security situation in Jordan is poor and caution needs to be exercised.  We do not plan to visit the Jordan low point for this reason.



  1. The above photo is taken from the Jordan bank of the Dead Sea.  Photo used with permission under the creative commons license.  The original author is Jan Smith.