Ein Bokek

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Metzad Bokek overlooking hotels district and the Dead Sea

Ein Bokek (Hebrew: עין בוקק‎) is a hotel and resort district on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea, near Neve Zohar. It is under the jurisdiction of the Tamar Regional Council.

Archaeological findings at Ein Bokek include the ruins of Metzad Bokek, a small Roman fortress commanding the main road, and the remains of an ancient partly reconstructed perfume and medicine factory. The Bokek Stream, for which the district is named, is a canyon-like gorge with water springs and unique fauna and flora.[1]

The Zohar Hot Springs (Hebrew: חמי זוהר‎, Hamei Zohar) are located three kilometers south of Ein Bokek. Rich in sulphur, the water is believed to be particularly beneficial in the treatment of muscular ailments, diseases of the joints and allergies.[1]

The world's lowest installed ATM is at Ein Bokek; it was installed independently by a grocery store at 421 metres (1381 feet) below sea level.[2]

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Coordinates: 31°12′N 35°21.75′E / 31.200°N 35.36250°E / 31.200; 35.36250