One of the most impressive viewpoints in the Dead Sea area is from the top of Mount Sodom. The elevation here is 189m below sea level, but it is towering 150m above the Dead Sea shores below. Apart from the mountains of Sodom, on the other side of the Great Rift, which is standing majestic at a height of 1750m, one can see the odd-looking houses of the workers in the Dead Sea factories. The hoses were in use during the 50-60 as the accommodation of the workers in the Dead Sea factories, and seem to look like midget houses.
Access to Mount Sodom
Access is possible with private cars, from rd. 90, north from the Dead Sea factories, a careful drive northbound through Amiaz Plane, following a right-turn to the road that curls eastbound up to
Mount Sodom. After some 700m, there’s a place for the cars, and the viewpoint is a few meters to the east. Although there are barely more than 4 rainy days here in a year, it is strictly forbidden to try and approach this spot on rainy days with a vehicle.