The Lisan Peninsula lies at the southern end of the Dead Sea. It's worth a detour for the community tourism project of the Zikra Initiative, along with Lot's Cave and the appropriately named Lowest Point on Earth Museum. The region was settled during the early-Byzantine period and a number of minor ruins are scattered across the landscape.
The area, together with the shallow waters of the Southern Ghor (Depression), is now dominated by a giant potash plant. Huge quantities of potassium chloride (Jordan’s most valuable commodity), calcium and bromine are reclaimed from the Dead Sea through solar evaporation.
The fields to the south of the Lisan Peninsula are highly fertile and produce vegetables in biblical quantities, making it a particularly colourful region to visit during the January harvest.