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Cairo

- The Great Pyramids and Sphinx
- The Egyptian Museum
- The Citadel
- Old Cairo
- Memphis
- Sakkara

 
Alexandria

- The Greco-Roman Museum
- Pompey's Pillar
- The Roman Amphitheatre
- The Catacombs
- Fortress of Qaitbay
- The Mosque of Mursi Abul Abbas
- The Beaches
- El Alamein

 
Red Sea

- Hurghada
- Marsa Alam
- Ain El Sukhna

Sinai

- St. Catherine City
- Sharm El Sheikh
- Nuweiba
- Taba
- Suez Canal

 
Western Desert

- Siwa Oasis
- Bahariya Oasis
- Farafra Oasis
- Dakhla Oasis
- Kharga Oasis

 
Aswan

- Philae Temple
- Abu Simbel
- Kalabsha Temple
- Botanical Garden
- The Unfinished obelisk
- The High Dam
- Agha Khan Mausoleum
- Elephantine Island
- Elephantine Island Museum
- Nubian Museum
- Kom Ombo Temple
- Edfu Temple

 
Luxor

- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- Luxor Museum
- The Valley of The Kings
- The Valley of the Queens
- Colossi of Memnon
- Hatchepsut Temple
- Valley of the Nobles Tombs
- Dendera Temple
- Abydos Temple

 

Egypt Sightseeing

Karnak Temple

This temple is situated in the East bank to the Northern end of Luxor, about 2 Miles from Luxor train station. Karnak temple was constructed from the beginning of the Middle kingdom around 2040 BC, to the Greek – Roman Kingdom. Every king during these periods contributed in the construction of this temple.

Karnak Temple has three main sacred areas covered more than 100 acres, that honor three god: Amun-Ra, the goddess Mut, and Khonsu, were members of the sacred family known as the Theban Triad, In Karnak temple is The Impressive Hypostyle Hall Has 134 Soaring Columns; Each Column Is Carved with Scenes of Gods and Pharaohs; The Inscriptions on the Walls Tell Their Stories of War and Peace.

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Luxor Temple

The magnificent Temple of Luxor is located in downtown on the East bank of the Nile in Luxor. It was built by Amenhotep III in 18th dynasty in the new kingdom around 1400 BC, and it was completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty around 1250 BC. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban Triad.

It was the center of the most important festival which was celebrated in ancient time. The festival name was the Opet festival held from Karnak temple to Luxor temple that were linked together by Sphinx avenue, the entire avenue was more 1,7 Miles long, and must have had more than 2000 sphinxes all together.

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Luxor Museum

It is situated in Luxor, parallel to the Corniche Street, between Luxor and Karnak temples; It was built because of the storage problems in the Cairo Museum, so the government decided to build new museums on various places in Egypt.

Luxor city gain this museum to be the first one and today it has a very wonderful collection of finds in the Luxor area.

It was built since President Abd Al Nasser presidency and finished in 1975.                       
This Museum is divided into two floors, although this building is small, it contains masterpieces from the Middle kingdom and New kingdom such as pottery, jewelry, furniture, statues and stelae selected from the Theban temples and necropolis.

There are many statues for King Thutmosis III, Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton), and Tut Ankh Amoun. The most important thing is the Mummy of Ahmos together with Ramses I which were exhibited since September 2004.

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The Valley of The Kings

The secret Valley of the Kings is located on the West bank of the river Nile at Luxor. It is situated 16 Miles from Luxor train station. It was used for burial; there are many kings between 1504 -1000 BC, buried in this valley.

Moreover, the shapes of the tombs have been changed from pyramids style to the cut rock tombs in the mountain. The Valley of the Kings actually has two sections, the East Valley and the West Valley. The East Valley, in which most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs can be found, is one of the most places visited by tourists. It consists of 62 tombs, which were arranged at first according to their dates of discovery, but after that they were geographically arranged.

The most known tombs are King Thutmosis I, Thutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramses VI, King Mrenptah and Amenhotep II. The tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun is famous as it was the only tomb found intact as it evidently had remained hidden until its discovery in 1922.

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The Valley of the Queens

It is located in Luxor, west bank of the river Nile, one and a half kilometers southwest of the Valley of the Kings It was built to house the tombs of the queens, princes and Princess of the XVIII, XVIV, and XX dynasties..
Valley of the Queens is also known as Biban al Harim and Ta Set Neferu, which means "seat of beauty".

From 1903 to 1906, an Italian expedition discovered about eighty tombs, some of which belonged to children of royalty. The plan of these tombs usually consists of a small antechamber, long narrow corridor with several side chambers and at the end the burial chamber. The most famous of all the tombs is for queen Titi, most probably queen from the 20th dynasty.

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Colossi of Memnon

They are situated at the entrance of the West bank in Luxor about 14 Miles from Luxor train station.
They were built by Amenhotep III known as Memnon the Greek Period.                                 
This Funerary temple was built for the funerary ceremonies during the kings' coronation. These two quartz statues represent the king seated upon his throne which bears the symbols of the Upper and Lower God Nile Hapi. They have not always stood where they are today. They once stood before the mud brick pylon of a mortuary temple. Few of its remains can be seen, but its layout has been established from soundings of the area, after the destruction of the Temple, its blocks reused in the construction of the Karnak temple.

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Hatchepsut Temple

It is situated 15 Miles from Luxor train station. This monumental complex lies at Al Dier Al Bahari, on the Western bank of the river Nile. 

It was built by Queen Hatchepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 21 years during the 18th dynasty1490—1469 B.C).

She was considered the first and only women who get the Pharaoh title; as it was representing as a man all the time. Concerning here death there isn't any thing proof whether she was murdered or dead.

It was built as a dedication to God Amon-Re, who was Hatchepsut father in her legend. Hieroglyphic Name is Maat-ka-Ra, Which translated to (justify is the Ka of Ra).

The Temple of Hatchepsut was built from the rock it self. It consists of three terraces. There is a leading ramp to ascent from one terrace to another. There are many scenes depicted her with God Amon-Re who was the chief god in the 18th dynasty.

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Valley of the Nobles tombs

The Valley of The Nobles is located on the west bank of Luxor, in an area called Sheik Abd El-Korna. The site has rock cut tombs of Nobles, and high officials of ancient Egypt, who once served the Pharaohs during the time of the New Kingdom. (1500 - 500 BC).

Among the most important tombs in this cemetery is the tomb numbered 55, which belonged to Ra-Mose. He was the mayor of Thebes, and during the end of the reign of Amenhotep III (Amenophis III) and his son Akhenaton, the vizier.

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Dendera temple

Dendera templeThe temple is located in Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor about 38 Miles, the Temple of Dendera was built in the 1st century B.C and it is one of the best-preserved Temples in the whole of Egypt! Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II built it, and then later, Roman Emperors continued to decorate it and honor the Goddess Hathor; the Goddess of maternity, love and music. The Greeks identified the Goddess Hathor as Aphrodite.

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Abydos Temple

It is located in Abydos city about 84 Miles north of Luxor. The temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by his son King Ramses II around 1225 BC, known as temple of Seti I.It was built on the honor of God Osiris (God of mummifications.

This temple was built mainly of Limestone, but a part of it was built of sand stone. This Temple Consists of: 1.Pylon 2.1st Open Court 3.2nd Open Court 4.1st Hypostyle Hall 5.2nd Hypo style Hall 6.7th shrines 7.Hall of Osiris 8.Small Hall of Osiris 9.Southern Wings

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Philae Temple

The Philae temple complex, once located on Philae island, was threatened by flooding when the high dam was built. With international donor assistance, the temples were moved and reconstructed on Agilka island, where they can be viewed today, this beautiful temple complex was constructed during the 3rd century BC, and the main temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis ( Mother of the goddesses and the gods).

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Abu Simbel

Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples (174 Miles from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal. During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until [ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE] 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. Here they were reassembled, in the exact.

Abu Simbel is a set of two temples built by Ramses II, One for himself and the other for his own wife, Nefertari. The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramses II The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramses II and that of Nefertari, bring Remises II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one.

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Kalabsha Temple

Kalabsha Temple originally built at Kalabsha (Talmis) was moved to its present location at New Kalabsha (Chellal) in 1970, together with other monuments from Nubia. This sandstone edifice was built by the Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus (30 to 14 BC) and dedicated to the fertility and Nubian Solar deity known as Mandulis (Merwel who was the Nubian counterpart of Horus).

It was the largest free-standing temple of Egyptian Nubia and the design of Kalabsha Temple is classical for the Ptolemaic period with pylons, courtyard, hypostyle hall and three room sanctuary.

However, the Pylon is offset, which creates a trapezoid in the courtyard beyond. It was built on the site of an earlier structure built by Ptolemy IX as evidenced by a chapel. There is also a small chapel and gate on Elephantine Island from Kalabsha, and a gate built by Augustus were given to the Agyptisches Museum in West Berlin. The courtyard inside the pylon once had columns on three sides.

There is also a small chapel, which can be reached from stairs in the first chamber, which then descend from the roof into the chapel set inside the wall. As you leave the temple, be sure to note the rear wall with images of Mandulis with his vulture-feathered cloak.

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Botanical Garden

Kitchener's Island is a botanical garden, filled with exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. It is a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon in the shade. The island must be reached by boat, and is located on the other side of Elephantine Island from Aswan. The Island was given to Lord Kitchener for his campaigns in the Sudan, and he moved their and created his garden, importing plants and trees from all over the world. Today, the Egyptian government operates this popular tourist destination.

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The Unfinished obelisk

Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area. Around these quarries are many inscriptions, many of which describe successful quarrying projects. The unfinished obelisk is considered the largest piece of stone ever handled. Four boats were strapped together, and three obelisks were laid crosswise.

The Egyptians then waited for the flooding waters to carry the boats away. Hatchepsut recorded that work on one of her obelisks took 7 months. It weighs about 1200 tons. When the obelisk was about to be finished, they found a flaw in the rock so they stopped the construction, and began in a new one.

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The High Dam

Located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle  when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops.  The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 364 feet tall. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902`, 6km down river, wonderful views for visitors. From the top of the two Mile long High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser, the huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

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Agha Khan Mausoleum

This pink granite mausoleum in Aswan was built for the spiritual leader of the Ismailis , a Shiite sect in 1957.

The Agha khan was educated in Europe and succeeded his father in 1885 to become the 48th Imam, his son succeeded him upon his death in 1957, and then by his grandson, Karim, Agha Khan IV, members of this sect consider themselves to be the direct spiritual descendants of the Fatimid.

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Elephantine Island

Elephantine Island is the largest of the Aswan area islands, and is one of the most ancient sites in Egypt, with artifacts dating to predynastic periods. This is probably due to its location at the first Cataract of the Nile, which provided a natural boundary between Egypt and Nubi [ELEPHANTINE ISLAND] a. As an island, it was also easily defensible. In fact, the ancient town located in the southern part of the island was also a fortress through much of its history.

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Elephantine Island Museum

The Elephantine Museum is located on Elephantine Island and has artifacts primarily related to that area. The white clapboard house where the museum is located also has the distinction of being the former villa of Sr. William Willcocks, the designer of the first Aswan dam. The museum includes a mummified Ram of Khnum, a golden bust of Khnum, and statues of Amenhotep III with goddesses and prehistoric schist basins.

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Nubian Museum

This museum takes its name from the ancient Egyptian (Nbu), meaning gold, in reference to the area's famous gold mines. It was built on an area of 50,000 square meters, 7000 of which are excluded to building, while the rest designed to be the yard of the museum. The work in this unique edifice lasted for 11 years and costed LE 60 million.

The museum consists of three floors for displaying Three thousands pieces of antiques, representing various ages; Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic. The open-door exhibition includes 90 rare monumental pieces, while the internal halls contain 50 invaluable pieces dating back to the pre-history times, 503 pieces belong to Pharaonic time, 52 of Coptic era, 103 of Islamic age, 140 of Nubian time, in addition to 360 pieces having the tang of Aswan.

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Kom Ombo Temple

Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 Miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Greeks, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC.  Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls. The outer enclosure wall and part of the court were built by Augustus sometime after 30 BC, and are mostly gone.

There are also tombs from the Old Kingdom in the vicinity of Kom-Ombo village.The Temple known as Kom Ombo is actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Horus. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here. The Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings.

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Edfu Temple

Edfu is situated about 65 Miles north of Aswan. The town was known as Tbot by the early Egyptians, by the Greeks as Apollinopolis Magna and as Atbo during Coptic times.

The main attraction in Edfu is the Temple of Horus, which is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. During the reign of King Ptolemy III (237 B.C.), the construction of Edfu temple began, yet it was not finished until (57 B.C), According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.

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The Great Pyramids and Sphinx

On the outskirts of Cairo, stands one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the great pyramids. Built around 4.500 years ago, the three towering pyramids are massive in size, constructed from around 2,300,000 blocks, weighing an average of two-and-a-half tons each. Within short walking distance of the pyramids is the great sphinx of Giza, built in 2620 BC in the likeness of the King of Egypt Chephren, (Khafre), the ancient monument- 187 feet long and 65 feet high is a human headed lion wearing a royal headdress, sitting in guard of the great pyramids.

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum was built during the region of Khedive Abbass Helmi2 in 1897 and opened its doors on November 15, 1901. Today, the museum contains the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Exhibited are over 12.000 objects from the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and the treasures of King Tutankhamen. A special, Hidden Treasures exhibits in the museum's redesigned basement features more than 150 artifacts on display for the first time

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The Citadel

The citadel was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD at the east edge of Cairo, Salah El Din appointed to be the governor of Egypt after the death of the Sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. It was built to defend Cairo from the armies of the Crusaders, and to become the center of Salah El Din's government, after the death of Salah El Din, his nephew, Al Kamel, reinforced the Citadel by enlarging several of the towers. The citadel has two entrances: one opening on Salah Salem road and the other is the old gate that has existed since Salah El Din's age. Now the Citadel has the unique mosque of Mohamed Ali that is built around 1825 AD.

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Old Cairo

Old Cairo, the eldest district in the Egyptian capital, was settled as far back as the sixth century BC. In later centuries, Romans built the fortress Babylon in the area, remnants of which still exist. Later, Old Cairo became the center of Christianity in Egypt, with as many as 20 churches built within an area of one square mile.

You will make unforgettable tour in Old Cairo & see Babylon Fortress, the Hanging church, Synagogue, Church of St. Barbra, Church of Abu Serga, Church of St. George, Armenian monastery and the First Mosque in Egypt.

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Memphis

This historic area was the capital of ancient Egypt during the first dynasty, founded in 3105 BC as the legendary city of Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt. In its early years of existence, Memphis was the fortress from which Menes reigned over the land and water routes connecting Upper Egypt to the Delta.

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Sakkara

Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, capital of the Old kingdom. Egyptian kings of the first and second dynasties are buried in Sakkara, located 12 miles southwest of Cairo. The famous step pyramid of King Zoser was the first pyramid to be erected in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries.

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The Greco-Roman Museum

Houses many collections of rare Greek and Roman relics and coins - about 40 thousand pieces, from the Third Century B.C. to the Seventh Century AD, including the "Tanagra" collection. The museum also houses the pieces recovered in 1995 at the Lighthouse site.

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Pompey's Pillar

Mistakenly named so in the Middle Ages, this granite pillar is over 25 meters high. Built amidst the ruins of the Serapium in AD 297 AD in honor of Emperor Diocletian, it is the most prominent remaining Greek landmark in Alexandria

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The Roman Amphitheatre

Located downtown at Kom al-Dikkah the Roman amphitheatre is considered unique in Egypt. Discovered only in the early 1960's while laying the foundation of a new building, the amphitheatre has twelve semi-circular marble tiers in remarkably good condition.

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The Catacombs

It dates back to the early Roman period. It was discovered in 1900 after they had been looking for it for about 12 years. These catacombs were originally a private crypt, but were later extended with more roman burials. People are buried here in sarcophagi, in shelves, and in urns of ashes after cremation. They are empty now, of course, and the lower levels have been completely flooded by the rising water level in Alexandria.

This tomb consists of 3 stores cut in the rock but the lowest one is drowned by Sub-soil water. The entrance leads to a spiral staircase of 99 steps around the shaft. This tomb is famous for its mixed Iconography between Egyptian art and Greco-Roman art. The catacomb is called Kom EL-Shouqafa, It means "Mound of Shards" and refers to the crushed pottery found inside, where banquets were held for visitors to the dead.

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Fortress of Qaitbay

Situated on the entrance to Alexandria's eastern harbor where the place was exact of the famous Lighthouse, This Citadel was established by the Sultan Al-Ashraf Abu Alnasr Saif Eldin Qaitbay who came to Egypt as slave not over 20 years of age. It was built to be a defensive fortress on The Mediterranean sea coast.

Sultan Qaitbay visited the site of the old light house in 1447A.D and ordered a tower to be built on the foundations of the light house, it was said that the sultan spent more than a hundred thousand dinars (currency) for this tower. The citadel became more famous for its great strategic importance. So Qaitbay citadel was cared for by the sultans and rulers of Egypt from the time it was constructed until the time of Mohammed Ali.

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The Mosque of Mursi Abul Abbas

Situated in Al-Anfushi, this Andalusia-style mosque is the largest in the city. It has four domes and a minaret, and was re-built in the twentieth century at the site of the old Abul Abbas shrine.

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The Beaches

There are many sandy beaches stretching from east to west: Maamura - Montazah - Assafra - Miami - Sidi Bistro - San Stefano - Glym - Stanley - Rushdy - Sidi Gaber - Sporting - Ibrahimia - and Shatby; all of which lie along the seafront boulevard, the "Corniche". On the western perimeter lie Al-Bitash and Hanoville beaches.

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El Alamein

Town in north east of Egypt located near the Mediterranean Sea. It is 326 km northwest of Cairo, and 103 km west of Alexandria, El Alamein is most notable as the place where the Allied forces of WW II gained a decisive victory of the Axis forces. There are several hotels and a beach resort.

There is also a war museum with collectibles from the Battle of El Alamein and other North African battles. The only historical interest in this village would be related to WW II, and includes an Italian and German Military Cemeteries on Tell el-Eisa Hill just outside of town.

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Hurghada

The Aquatic Wonderland, Paradise of scuba diving, snorkeling deep sea fishing and underwater photography frequently head for Hurghada on the Red Sea. Hurghada is located on the Red Sea about 330 Miles eastern border of Egyptian desert of Cairo and 180 Miles east of Luxor, Tourists come to Hurghada enjoy swimming and diving to the beautiful corals and fishes, and enjoy the exquisite underwater aquarium, a town by mountains, desert, a clean sandy shore and clear blue sea.

About three Miles south of town is a burgeoning resort area, where visitors are seeking recreation rather than a luxurious life, to help in creating such an atmosphere there are a number of other organizations developing a modern infrastructure of tourism. Today, Hurghada has evolved into one of the worlds finest tourist resorts, offering water sports, activities, nightlife and a stunning haven for sun worshippers all year round.

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam was mainly a fishing village on Egypt's Red Sea coast 210 Miles, from Hurghada in the south. Well known and famous among divers and fishing enthusiasts. Nowadays, with a new international airport recently opened, Marsa Alam has great potentials to become one of the most important diving spots not only in Egypt but in the whole world, a number of tourism projects and many new hotels are taking place.

The airport was actually a part of a larger development project designed to create a state of the art resort area in Port Ghaleb, including about 1,000 marinas and port, with a dock-side harbor, yacht club and spa, along with a highly animated town center and a marina area; on the marina there will be shops, galleries, boutiques.

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Ain El Sukhna

Ain Sukhna, the Arabic for "hot spring", was named after the nearby sulfur springs. The springs originate at Gebel Ataka, the northern most mountains in the Eastern Desert. Close enough to Cairo for a day-trip; this popular weekend resort has fine beaches, coral reefs, fishing and water sports. It is located about 34 Miles south of Suez, and is the nearest bathing resort to Cairo around 120 Miles east. Some hotels in Ain Sukhna are the best on the Red Sea.

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St. Catherine City

at the foot of Mountain Moses and St. Catherine Monastery, approximately 281 Miles far from Cairo, in the heart of Sinai. St. Catherine is famous for its monastery which was dedicated to one of Alexander's rulers, Saint Catherine, who converted to Christianity and was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. St.

Catherine's Monastery, was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527-565.AD, Moreover, you can enjoy climbing Moses Mountain, the place where Moses received Ten Commandments from his Lord. The climb to Holy Peak includes 3750 steps of repentance, a Gate of Confession for absolution and a gate of the Law where climbers remove their shoes.

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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of South Sinai Governorate about 310 Miles south eastern border of Egyptian desert of Cairo, The simplicity of sun, sea and sand, The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai Peninsula.

All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea. There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about the entire amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to ever suffer from boredom...

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Nuweiba

Nuweiba is located in South Sinai, On the Gulf of Aqaba 467 Miles eastern desert of Cairo along Egypt Red Sea Coast. Nuweiba is a spacious quiet place with beautiful sandy beach by the Red Sea, surrounded by the distant mountains of Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Close to a magnificent oasis, the resort is ideally situated to visit the interior of the South Sinai. Nuweiba is a feast of colors for the eyes, the beauty of life under the water and the blue sea with golden sand overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba. Historical, it has been an important stopping place of Muslim pilgrims en route to Mecca.

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Taba

Taba is about 278 Miles from Cairo, located at the tip of the Gulf of El-Aqaba, considered to be a meeting of borders town, as it overlooks Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The weather at Taba is fine round the year; sunny in the Summer time and mild cold in the winter, while moderate with nice breeze in both spring and autumn.

The coastline from Taba to Nuweiba is characterized by its majestic mountains, magnificent bays, coves, & lagoons; as well as it has the most picturesque coastline with dramatic mountain backdrops that stretches across the golden beaches in that area .

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Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is a canal in Egypt, Opened in November 1869, it allows Water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigating around Africa or carrying goods overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, The northern terminus is Port Said, with the southern terminus being near Suez..

Ismailia is located halfway between Port Said city and Suez city. The canal is 192 km (119 Miles) long. The maximum depth of the canal is 66 feet (20 m).

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Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis is located in the Western Desert of Egypt. It lies in a depression in the middle of the desert, approximately 18 Meter below sea level. The Oasis is 185 Miles south of Mediterranean, and 262 Miles, west of Bahariya Oasis and about 451 Miles western desert Cairo. The Most Significant one, considered one of the biggest oasis in Egypt where great historical events have taken place there, Alexander the Great was crowned a real Pharaoh in Amoun Temple Siwa ranks high because of charm, beautiful oasis gardens, bathing possibilities and Pharaonic temples too.

Siwa, one of the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases, is also the most fascinating. Its history has not only been shaped by all major civilizations, but also by the contrast of the surrounding desert. You can enjoy many visits in Siwa as Temple of the oracle and Mountain of the dead

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Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya, known in ancient times as the Northern Oasis, and sometimes called the Small Oasis, lies in a large depression 224 Miles southwest of Cairo, Wherever you stay, enjoy the tranquility of the Bedouin lifestyle, the date groves and pigeon towers. Bahariya Oasis is famous for their palm trees, olives, apricots, rice and corn. Bawiti is the capital of Bahariya Oasis that occupies a hillside.

The oasis is famous for their 398 mineral and sulphur springs. The most famous are Bir Hakima, Bir Halfa, Bir Al Matar, and Bir El Ghaba. Moreover; you can enjoy the hilltop ruin 'the English House', the Temple of Alexander the great and the Golden Valley Mummies which has been recently discovered in a Roman necropolis,

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Farafra Oasis

Farafra is known as Ta-iht or the Land of the Cow in Pharaonic time. It lies North West of El Dakhla, where the ruins of Kasr El Farafra and Kasr of Abou Monkara and also the cemetery of El Bagawat, 349 Miles western desert Cairo and bordered by a limestone escarpment. There are hot sulphur springs at Bir Setta and El-Mufid Lake where you can swim. Moreover; the oasis houses Qasr Al-Farafra and Qasr Abu Minqar, which are ruins of Roman buildings. The dominant geological feature to the northeast of the Farafra depression is the white desert.

Although no oasis offers as limited number of sights as Farafra, it is highly recommended because of charm, great bathing possibilities. The gardens are nice and there are some remaining traditional houses too.

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Dakhla Oasis

El Dakhla Oasis is located 466 Miles far from Cairo, about 193 Miles to the southeast of Farafra, Dakhla is the best to visit because it offers the best preserved architecture of all of Egypt's' oases. In some villages, people still live almost like the way their ancestors did. Also there is a selection of fine oasis gardens, and a Pharaonic temple makes you realize how deep the history of the oases really is.

Dakhla Oasis was dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-colored rock. Fertile cultivated areas are dotted, between sand dunes, along the roads between Farafra and Kharga in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

The capital, Mut, houses the Museum of Heritage, a traditional house. Rooms, with sculpted clay figures, are arranged to show different aspects of Al Dakhla culture and family life. Islamic Village of Al-Qasr, about 35km from Mut, houses ruins of an Ayubid mosque. The Pharaonic Balat tombs date back to the 2400 BC and Qalamon village dates back to the Turkish era. On the way back to Mut, located Bir Al Gabal, a palm-fringed salt lake where you can camp and picnic.

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Kharga Oasis

El Kharga Oasis is located 357 Miles far from Cairo and 143 Miles far from Luxor. So it is nearer to Luxor than any other Egyptian town. Today, it is the biggest New Valley oasis. El Kharga Oasis is characterized by its numerous monuments like Hibis Temple, dedicated to the holy triad, Amun Ra, Mut and Khonsu. South of El Kharga Oasis, are beautiful landscapes, sand dunes and water wells. It was called during the ancient Egyptian time the Oasis of Thebes. The Greek historian Herodotus mentioned that the Persian great king Campuses sent a huge army, about 50,000 men from Thebes, in order to destroy the oracle temple of Amon -Zeus at Siwa

The huge army reached the Oasis of El Kharga, to be provided with water and food, then they marched towards Siwa but the campaign was vanished and no one till now can tell what really happened. Some historians suggested that the Persian army was lost in the desert and was sunken in the Great Sea of Sand which extends along the borders between Egypt and Libya.

The thermal springs of Bulaq and Nasser to the south, are famous for water temperatures up to 43 C and reputed to be suitable for the treatment of rheumatism and allergies.

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