Jerusalem----December 3...... Israel Tourism Minister Gideon Ezra, Tamar Regional Council Head Mr. Dov Litvinoff, the honorable representative of Nepal in Israel Adina Gotsman, and foreign and Israeli dignitaries inaugurated ‘The Lowest Park on Earth’, transforming the lowest point on Earth into a unique tourist attraction for all to enjoy.
Ms. Gotsman read a message from the government of the Kingdom of Nepal, site of the highest mountain on Earth. At 415 meters (1362 feet) below sea level, the Lowest Park on Earth is located on the unspoiled expanses north of the Ein Gedi Spa on the shores of Israel’s Dead Sea. Entrance to this site in Israel is free to the public.
With the inauguration of the park, Israel officially joins Mts. Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and others in the club of geographic greats. Israel's Dead Sea is renowned throughout the world for its curative qualities and is a magnet for people, particularly psoriasis sufferers, seeking to benefit from the therapeutic power of its mineral-rich waters. Six to eight thousand ‘therapeutic tourists’ visit the region each year. Israeli Tourism Minister Gideon Ezra said he hopes the establishment of the site will encourage regional tourism ventures with Jordan and Egypt. Listen to the Sounds of the Desert in This New Park A new one-of-a-kind ‘Sounds of the Desert Park’ was inaugurated in Mitzpe Ramon.
This unique park, the first of its kind in Israel, features sculptures made from musical instruments that produce ‘natural’ desert sounds when ‘played’ by the wind in the area. A variety of artists and musicians, including the Mitzpe Ramon Children’s Choir, participated in the inauguration ceremony on November 16.