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Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information

Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Pyramids The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Souks, the Egyptian Museum… as you explore Cairo and its outskirts, you journey through history. From the banks of the Nile to the fringes of the desert, Cairo combines the glamour of ancient buildings and historic monuments with an ambience that is both modern and...

Visit Luxor

Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in luxor, Egypt What most people come to see are pyramids; museums; the Khan el-Khalili bazaar; a Nile cruise to Luxor for the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples; Aswan, including the Philae Temple; Esna; felucca sailing on the Nile; the Red Sea for diving; and Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada for snorkeling. The...

Aswan Tourism and Tourist Information

ElephantineIsland along nile, Aswan Aswan is beauty, simplicity and nature. The wonders of this stunning city; manmade and natural, will dazzle you. Rather than taking a bus with loads of tourists to the main attractions, the best way to start your day in Aswan is by walking along the Nile in the early morning to the northern public ferry. This will carry you across the Nile from...

Museums in Egypt

Museums in Egypt Egypt has many museums scattered throughout the country. There is no better way to learn the ancient Egyptian language than on Museum Tours' Hieroglyphic Egypt. The Egyptian Museum hosts the largest collection in the world of art and monuments from the Ancient Egyptian culture. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the first stops on most people...

South Africa - The Rainbow Nation

South Africa's rich history is overshadowed by its colonial heritage and the Apartheid era. South Africa has a dominant historical, social, economic, political background. A long racial conflict between the white minority and the black majority has played a major role in South Africa's history and politics. It has experienced a different history...

The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum)

The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum), Cairo, Egypt The Egyptian Post Office Museum (Postal Museum) is a prize gem of Central Cairo. The doors are kept closed and electricity turned off in-between visitors but once an entrance ticket is presented, the doors swing open like curtains onto a spectacular stage. Enter the world of communication. It was opened to the public in 1940 on the second floor...

Sinai Desert Bedouin Dinner

Sinai Desert Bedouin Dinner Most hotels in Sharm El Sheikh organize this one, and it’s a definite must-do! The bus trip out to the desert usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes maximum. At some point on the main road, the bus goes off road for a short bumpy ride on a trail. Ride camels through the holy desert of Sinai and watch sunset, practice the real Bedouin life, have some...

Bedouin Herbal Medicine School, Sinai Desert

Makhad Trust to restore Bedouin herbal garden, sinai Hello St. Katherine's lovers, When you head to this divine place, make it a pint to check out the new Bedouin Herbal Medicine school run by Dr. Ahmed Mansour in Wadi El Raha. There you will be served some nice herbal tea, dates in olive oil and mint, and find yourself indulged in a nice (spiritual chat). Bedouin Herbal Medicine School is run by...

Wadi Feiran Oasis (Pearl of the Sinai) - Sinai Desert

Wadi Feiran Oasis (Pearl of the Sinai) -  Sinai Desert Mixing history and nature, Wadi Feiran, is not only one of the longest in Sinai as it covers quite a distance from the Gulf of Suez all the way to the Saint Catherine Monastery, is one of the most historically renowned Wadis, as it’s full of Biblical monuments and sites. Starting off wide and with a relatively smooth terrain, it evolves into a...

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert. Hike from the monastery built around the Burning Bush, where God told Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, up to the summit of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. Through the centuries, his Bedouin tribe has intermarried with the original...

Philae Temple (the Pearl of Egypt) on Philae Island, Aswan

Philae Temple (the Pearl of Egypt) on Philae Island, Aswan The temple of Philae and a granite quarry is south of the city of Aswan where the stone for many of the ancient monuments were chiseled. On the right side of the temple precincts stands the Trajan’s kiosk. This astonishing temple of Philae, the sacred complex of monuments constructed for the cult of Isis and Osiris. It was built under the...

Tombs of The Noble, Aswan

Tombs of The Noble, Aswan Aswan has the loveliest setting on the Nile. On one side sits the city, its shops, businesses, and the old Cataract Hotel, disguising the network of streets and alleyways which make up the souk, the second best next to Cairo's. There are major archeological sites along both banks of the upper Nile, necropoli such as the Tombs of the Nobles at...

Nubia, Aswan

Nubia, Aswan Nubian heritage is a vital element of Egyptian society. Nubia refers to the area in the south of Egypt along the Nile and in northern Sudan, 899 km south of Cairo. When the Aswan Dam was constructed in the 1960s, over 100,000 Nubians became displaced. Some moved north into Egypt, and others south into Sudan. Nubian sounds are kept alive today by...

Coptic Monastery of St. Simeon near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank of Nile at Aswan

Coptic Monastery of St. Simeon near the Aga Khan tomb on the west bank of Nile This abandoned monastery near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank at Aswan is considered to be notably typical of early Christian Monasteries, and was one of the largest Coptic Monasteries in Egypt, with perhaps thousands of residents. It was begun in the 6th century, but it is believed that most building took place in the 7th century. It was...

Kitcheners Island and Botanical Garden/Lord Kitchener's Garden in Aswan

Kitcheners Island and Botanical Garden/Lord Kitchener's Garden in Aswan Historic sites in southern Egypt's Aswan are everywhere, though many, like the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, are closed to the public. The botanical gardens on what used to be Kitchener's Island are still accessible, as are the ruins on the West Bank. This botanical garden provides local youth, girls in slacks and bright headscarves, young men in...