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Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum...

Developing New Architecture In Cairo

Developing New Architecture In Cairo Cairo Expo City Being designed together with multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold, Cairo Expo City will be located between the city centre and Cairo's airport, the design being particularly appreciated from above. The undulating forms of the Cairo Expo City design were inspired by the natural topography of the Nile valley...

General Information about Cairo

General Information about Cairo Egypt lies in the northeastern corner of the African continent, with an extension across the Gulf of Suez (NYSE:SZEZY) into the Sinai Peninsula in southwestern Asia. On its northern coasts is the Mediterranean Sea and on its eastern coasts the Red Sea. Egypt covers an area of about one million square km, with about 96 percent desert. It has 29...

Cairo Shopping

Cairo Shopping Cairo offers an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and nightlife. shopping ranges from the famous Khan el-Khalili souk, largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centres displaying the latest fashions. All the bounty of the East is here-particularly good buys are spices, perfumes, gold and silver, carpets,...

Cairo Nightlife

Cairo Shopping, nightlife, ...etc Cairo, unquestionably one of the largest, most fascinating and cosmopolitan cities in the world, offers a wealth of monuments and centuries of civilisation, including pharaonic dynasties, Roman, Christian. This bustling city of 18 million people offers a plethora of restaurants and bars, buffet dinner, breath-taking folk dance performances and the...

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo "... manifold combinations of light and shade, colour, costume and architectural detail. Every shopfront, every street corner... is a ready-made picture."Amelia B. Edwards describes the streets of Cairo, 1877 The Citadel of Salah al-Din Built between 1176 and 1182 AD, the Citadel fortress provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam Hills...

Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC "...it is impossible to get tired of the pyramids." Amelia B. Edwards, 1877 The Solar Barque of King Cheops A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld. More details: Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum next to...

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea A village with a small harbor and stone quay, Mersa Alam in the ideal base for a fishing holiday. The Dokki Shooting Club has a resthouse here and can arrange deep sea fishing trips. There are some fine offshore coral reefs and diving facilities are being developed. A nature reserve stretches from here to Gebel Elba in the south. Marsa Alam is a...

Al Quseir on the Coast of the Red Sea

Al Quseir on the south Coast of the Red Sea Al-Quseir has a long history as one of the major ports of the Red Sea: from here Queen Hatshepsut launched her expedition to the Land of Punt, as depicted in the reliefs in Deit el-Bahari temple at Luxor. Legend has it that the expedition returned with two live panthers and 31 incense trees. The 16th-century fortress of Sultan Selim, still...

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea Safaga has numerous diving sites which are accessible to everyone, thanks to the excellent visibility and generally weak currents which characterise the local waters. Rich and colourful fauna abound in the sumptuous coral gardens, especially at Ras Abu Soma and Sha’ab Tobia. From Tobia Arbaa to the mythical spot at Panorama Reef, passing through...

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost Berenice The major centers along Egypt's Red Sea coast are Ain Sukhana, Berenice, Bir Shalatein, El Gouna, Hurghada, Mersa Alam, Al- Zuseir, Safaga, Suez and Zafarana. Hurghada emerged in early 20th century and was until recently an isolated fishing village. It terms of historical pedigree it cannot hold its own against some of the other Red Sea...

Suez and Ain Sukhna

Suez and Ain Sukhna Suez has been a commercial port since the 7th century. The spice trade and pilgrimages to Mecca made it prosperous throughout the Middle Ages, it became a naval base in the 15th century and, in 1869, the opening of the Suez Canal ensured its development as a modern city. Today, Suez is one of Egypt's largest ports. Also Ayun Musa (Moses springs);...

Red Sea Coast

Red Sea Coast Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez to the Sudanese border. Its mineral-rich red mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name the sea Mare Rostrum, or the Red Sea. Egypt’s Red Sea Coast is the Caribbean of Africa. Turquoise waters. Colorful corals. Tropical sea creatures. This stretch of seashore, more than 800 km from...

Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower If you want more inspiration for your Egyptian fairytale or additional destinations to visit in this amazing country, here are a few well-known favourites. Hurghada is the perfect place for a family holiday. Kids are welcome everywhere. Hurghada is also the ideal winter sun escape if you want a more relaxed atmosphere, but where you will still be...

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu Boat Museum The ancient Egyptians believed the dead pharaoh would join the Sun God in his solar boat to sail through the underworld. In 1954 an actual solar boat (or barque) was found in a sealed pit next to the Pyramid of Khufu. The boat was made of cedar wood and almost perfectly preserved, although disassembled in to over 1000 pieces. A team of...