I'd like to visit the dead sea to take photographs of petrified trees in the salt & other interesting phenomenon as well as swim in it briefly. Can anyone tell me which part of it is the prettiest. I hope to also visit Jordan and I don't know which side is more scenic. I read that the Israeli side has sink holes (and prohibited areas due to land mines) which may make finding scenic spots harder. Also will it be too cold in late October or early November? Thanks for your advice.