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The Karnak Temple Complex-Largest Religious Site Of The Ancient World

Of Luxor’s many monuments, the Temple Complex of Karnak has to be its most astonishing and beautiful feat. It is the second-largest temple complex in the world as well as the second most visited site in Egypt, coming in right behind the Pyramids of Giza. Karnak Temple dates back to 2055 BC to around 100 AD. It is located in the village of El-Karnak, which is 2.5 kilometers north of Luxor. Karnak temple known as the temple of Amun. It also called Ipet-isu or “The most select of places” in the middle kingdom.

Your first view of Karnak Temple is from an avenue of ram-headed sphinxes at the southern entrance to the temple. These sphinxes are a symbol of the god Amun and lead one and a half miles (3 km) down to Luxor Temple as well as the River Nile.

The Karnak temple was built for various reasons related to religion and ancient history, the main reason why they built the temple was to worship the famous god “Amon” and his wife “Mut” and their son named “khonsu” because inside the temple there are temples dedicated to every king.

Beyond the religious function, the site also served as the administrative center and seat for the pharaohs during the New Kingdom era. Karnak is probably the largest monumental complex ever built in the world, developed from generation to generation over 1500 years, and resulting in a composition of temples, shrines, and architectural elements unique in Egypt.

Approximately 30 pharaohs added something to the Karnak Temple Complex. The structure enjoyed the greatest importance during the era of the New Kingdom, under pharaohs such as Hatshepsut, Tuthmose III, Seti I, and Rameses II who contributed, one after the other, to the development of the complex. The subsequent structural expansion continued during the Greek-Roman period with the Ptolemies, then with the Romans, and finally with the first Christians. In fact, each of these civilizations left an important mark.

Karnak consists of three sections: the precinct of Amun, that of Mut, that of Montu; however, for most visitors the largest of these, the precinct of Amun, is enough. It is a complicated layout alone dwarfs every other site that you will visit in Egypt.

The precinct of Amun contains all of the most famous sections of the Karnak complex; including the dizzying Great Hypostyle Hall. It is the most amazing building at Karnak. It is 103m in length and 52m in width. The Hall consists of 134 gigantic stone columns; there are the largest 12 columns which are 22.40 m in height and 3.5m in diameter, while the other 122 columns are 14.75 m in height. The Hypostyle Hall was built by King Seti who ruled from 1290 to 1279 B.C. The outer walls of the northern wing describe Seti’s battle. The south wall inscribed with Ramesses II’s peace treaty with the Hittites.

The Sacred Lake

To the south of Ramses II’s enclosure wall around the Temple of Amun lays the Sacred Lake. In Arabic, it known as Birket el-Mallaha, as the water of the lake is slightly saline. The Sacred Lake is the largest of its kind. King Tuthmosis III dug it; priests used it for purification and other rituals like navigation, it was also the home of sacred geese of Amun. It lined with stone and provided stairways descending into the water.

Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

If you’d like to see a different side of Karnak Temple, why not return in the evening to experience one of Egypt’s most famous light and sound shows that offered in several different languages. The show lasts for around 90 minutes, then a wonderful opportunity waiting for visitors to wander around some parts of the temple while it beautifully illuminated and their dramatic history revealed to you. The reflection one sees on the water of the nearby Sacred Lake is also quite out of this world.

 

 

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Abu Simbel –The Twin Temple of Ramesses II

There are some things in life that are hard to believe to be from this world or even exist in our realms like the legendary Abu Simbel temples; which stand as a holy guardian and a living proof of the marvelous glory and pride of the ancient Egyptians. Abu Simbel temples are located in the Nubian village in southern Egypt; about 230 km southwest of Aswan near the borders of Sudan. They carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century B.C during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II; taking 20 full years from1264 BC till 1244 BC. They created to celebrate Ramesses’ victory at the Battle of Kadesh and as a show of Egyptian power.

 

This site is the most famous in all of Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Today they are a UNESCO World Heritage site; along with a number of other UNESCO sites in Nubia from Abu Simbel Temples to Philae Temple near Aswan. The Swiss explorer John Lewis Burckhardt, who led to the site by an Egyptian Nubian boy called Abu Simbel, rediscovered the temple after it buried under the sand for a long time in 1813. Four years later in 1817, Giovanni Battista Belzoni managed to remove some of the sand and find the entrance into the temple. The sand was entirely removed from the temple in 1909 to become one of Egypt’s most incredible attractions.

Who is Ramses II?

Ramses II was the son of Seti I and Queen Tuya. He was born around 1303 BC in Ancient Egypt. Ramses II was also the great ruler of Egypt from 1279 until 1213 B.C. He called also Ramses the great as he was the most powerful pharaoh in the Egypt New Kingdom. Ramses II has built a lot of mesmerizing constructions all through Egypt and Nubia. His most mesmerizing temples are the Ramesseum in Karnak temple and the temples of Abu Simbel. He even established a capital city in Delta called Pi-Ramses.  He died at the age of ninety-six. And through his lifetime, he had over 200 wives, ninety-three sons, and sixty daughters, most of whom he outlived. There is no ancient site in Egypt, which does not make mention of Ramses the Great because of his great accomplishments.

The Great Temple of Ramses II

 

The great Temple was built by King Ramses II. It is dedicated to the Gods Re-Hor-Akhty, Amon, Ptah, and King Ramses II as a deified King. The temple facade is 35m long and 30m high, with four 20m tall seated colossi of the King seated on his throne wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, accompanied by 3 small figures of his wives, daughters, and sons around his legs.

Inside the temple, there are three consecutive halls reaching up to 56m till the end of the temple. The hypostyle hall is 16.7 m wide, 18 m tall, and supported by eight massive Osiris pillars which cut into the rock, with walls decorated by battle and offering scenes. There are some side rooms leading from the hall, which also decorated with various scenes. At the far end of the Temple is the sanctuary, which contains four statues: Re-Hor-Akhty, Amon-Re, Ptah, and the deified Ramses II.

The Small Temple of Queen Nefertari

King Ramses II built the Small Temple at Abu Simbel as a monument to his beautiful and much-loved queen Nefertari. It dedicated also to the goddess Hathor. It is located just north of the main temple and it is smaller in size. This was only the second time in history that an ancient Egyptian temple built in honor of a queen; the first was when Akhenaten dedicated a temple to his great royal wife, Nefertiti.

On the front of the temple, there are six colossal statues about 10 meters high. Four of them represent Ramses II and the other two represent Queen Nefertari, each is accompanied by two smaller figures of their children. The entrance leads to a square hall, which supported by six Hathor-headed pillars decorated with depictions of the King and the Queen making offerings to different deities.

The Relocation of Abu Simbel Temples

Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was a historic event in itself. When the temples 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 worldwide appeal.

During the operation which began in 1964 by the most skilled archeologists and engineers and continued until 1968, the two temples cut into many pieces and taken to a site 65M higher from their original location. Also, they took great care to make sure that they reassembled in the same original orientation to each other and to the sun. Even a man-made mountain constructed, to make it look like they cut into the rock cliff. At the time, the project cost a total of $40 million – which is a considerable amount in the 1960s.

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

When the Great Temple was constructed, it was built precisely with the position of the sun in mind. The sun festival happens when the sun rays illuminate the central chamber with its hunting architecture. And the light perfectly cast on the four seated statues of Ramses II, Ptah “God of Creation“, Amun “The God of Gods”, and Ra “Sun God“. This solar phenomenon created to celebrate February 22nd, the anniversary of Ramses II’s ascension on the throne; and October 22nd, his birthday. Hundreds of people from all over the world gather at the temple before dawn to witness the spectacle of the rays of light filtering through the stones of the temple and illuminate the statues of Ramses and the gods. It is an extraordinary demonstration of the skill and deep knowledge of the ancient Egyptians in the astronomical field.

 

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Temple of Deir al-Bahri,The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

The Hatshepsut Temple at Deir El-Bahri is one of Egypt’s most characteristic temples and the most distinguishing temple on earth. It is actually one of the most remarkable temples in Egypt.

Hatshepsut temple was built by Queen Hatshepsut during the 18th dynasty in the new kingdom about 17 miles northwest of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile under the cliffs of “Deir El-Bahari” in western Thebes. Its purpose was to become the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and known as Djoser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies).

The vast Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari) rivals the Pyramids as one of the great funerary monuments of the ancient world; built into the towering cliff face which shelters the Valley of the Kings on the other side.

Who is Queen Hatshepsut

The Temple of Hatshepsut was built to honor the accomplishments of the great Queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty). She was the only female pharaoh in the history of Ancient Egypt. She came to power during the New Kingdom after the death of her father, Tuthmose I, and her half-brother and husband, Tuthmose II, who succeeded her father on the throne.

Hatshepsut originally served as queen-regent to her husband’s son by another wife, Tuthmose III, but seized the throne from him and managing to hold onto power until her death. However, Hatshepsut’s status as the only female to rule Egypt is not the only reason for her fame. She was also a very successful pharaoh. She ruled over an era of peace and prosperity, expanding lucrative trade routes to the land of Punt in the south. This accomplishment immortalized in the relief carvings at her temple. She also contributed significantly to many temples, including Karnak.

The Architecture of Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut’s chancellor and royal architect Senenmut designed the Hatshepsut temple in 1479 BC. It took 15 years to truly personified Hatshepsut’s glory to the fullest light. The design of the Hatshepsut temple was very unique; as it came as Egypt’s closest to the concept of Classical Architecture. It was a turning point from the megalithic geometry of the Old Kingdom to the style of the new kingdom; which enjoyed active worship and sanctuaries to honor the gods related to her afterlife. The construction of this temple also mirrored the following temples of the new kingdom.

   

The Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor is laid out on three terraces rising from the plain, connected by ramps, which divide it into a northern and a southern half and give breathtaking scenery to the tourists during their visit.

On the Ground Level, there was a garden with exotic trees from Hatshepsut’s expeditions to punt but unfortunately, it disappeared. Behind the courtyard, there were colonnades with square pillars. There are decorations that include Tuthmosis III standing in front of Amun; and some scenes depicting the marshes of Lower Egypt. You can go through archways that can lead you to the second level.

The Second Level holds two reflecting pools and sphinxes, which were lining the pathway to another ramp. It contains one of the first pictorial documentation of a trade expedition. There is also a shrine for the Goddess Hathor, who depicted with a woman’s face and a cow’s ears, holding a musical instrument. There are also Hathor Chapel that contains a hypostyle hall with twelve beautiful Hathor-headed columns and Anubis Chapel, which has a hypostyle hall with twelve fluted columns and an astronomical ceiling.

The Third Level houses a portico with double rows of columns that face the front. All images of Queen Hatshepsut destroyed and replaced with images of King Tutmosis III. There is also the sanctuary of Amun that lies behind the courtyard.

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Saint Catherine, the Hidden Beauty

The experience of the Sinai Mountains is like no other. Saint Catherine is a jewel located between the giant granite rocks of the South Sinai Peninsula at the edge of the El Tur Mountains; and at the foot of the High Sinai Mountains. Mount Catherine is the highest mountain in Egypt and exposes wide-stretching views across the mountains and the Red Sea.

The region of Saint Catherine is a UNESCO World Heritage Area for its natural and cultural importance; and in fact, you could spend weeks exploring it. There are over 200 religious places and other important monasteries and churches, ruins of Byzantine monastic settlements, the highest mountains in Egypt with spectacular views, amazing rock formations, and landscape.

There, you will witness magnificent mountain scenery of changing shapes and shades. The place considered holy and contains rich historical and religious heritage. There are many popular places of interest in the area, but the main tourist attractions are Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai.

Saint Catherine’s Monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

While spending your vacation, you need to specialize a day to visit the top historical destination in the Sinai Peninsula which is St. Catherine’s Monastery that is located at the foot of Mount Sinai. It was built by the order of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in 548–565 AD; in order to house the monks that have been living in the Sinai Peninsula since the 4th century.

Walking through the pathways of the holy monastery is certainly an elevating experience. One of the most stunning elements of the architecture is 1,400 years old wooden door at the entrance to the church. The monastery has also an impressive important religious library, containing a great number of very rare and old manuscripts.

Also, you will find in this Greek Orthodox hermitage, the famous “burning bush” of the Old Testament; in addition to having the chance to visit a museum that contains some of the monastery’s astonishing collection of the most notable religious icons & ancient manuscripts that is revered as one of the finest in the world. From spiritual art treasures through plants and trees to architecture; the place is a wonderful paradise to contemplate the history of humankind within religious believes.

Mount Sinai (Jabal Mousa)

Jabal Mousa is the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments, after having spent 40 days and 40 nights in the mountains. Jabal Mousa is an important holy site by the Abrahamic religions as mentioned in various times in holy books like the bible and the Quran. The best thing to do while being there is to hike up the summit of the mountain; so that you witness the expanse of orange-hued peaks rippling out before you. A climb up the mountain and witnessing the holy miracle is a blessed chance that needs to happen through a day tour.

If you are longing for a reunion with the beauty of nature and a touch of culturing; Saint Catherine is one of the world’s most unique locations to visit.

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El-Gouna,Part Of The Red Sea Riviera

El-Gouna is a fabulous Egyptian tourist resort, owned by Samih Sawiris. It is located on the red sea 20 km north of Hurghada and about 380 km away from Cairo; it has its own airport. El-Gouna is one of the greenest and most environmentally friendly towns in Egypt.

El-Gouna is built around lagoons and waterways. It has about 10 km of coastline and consists of 20 islands surrounded by lagoons. El-Gouna is characterized by being a site for diving and for various water sports. And there are two main beaches in the resort, namely “Zaitouna Beach” and “Mangroovy Beach”. The resort has also a large number of waterways, which makes each house, villa, or chalet its own beach.

In the city of El-Gouna, there are many hotels and spas that start from three to five stars and are intended for tourists from Egypt and from all over the world. El-Gouna has also a Yacht club or Yacht marina to welcome the Yachts of El-Gouna resort pioneers and travelers across the sea.

Things to do in El-Gouna

El-Gouna is the ideal choice to do things filled with excitement and satisfaction. It offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience starting with:

1.Adventure Kitesurfing and Windsurfing in El-Gouna

El-Gouna is one of the most popular kitesurfing and windsurfing hubs in the world. The beaches here are more open to winds making them perfect for board sports. During this Adrenalin backed adventure, you will be with professional instructors who will give you the basics and a number of safety measures.

2. Snorkeling Tours

To explore the reefs and the red sea’s marine life without scuba diving, snorkeling is your best choice. Snorkeling is one of the best things to do in El-Gouna to enjoy the serenity between the beautiful sunshine, beaches, the rare sea creatures, and colorful coral reefs underwater. You can also snorkel from the shore, where many of the beaches in El Gouna offer this like Zaitouna Beach.

3. Scuba Diving

El-Gouna is one of the most popular destinations for diving where you will see the fabulous underwater marine life which is filled with rare creatures, colorful coral reefs, and fascinating wrecks. There are several diving schools where this happens to be your first time.

4. Swimming with Dolphins

One of the most entertaining things to do in the beautiful water of El-Gouna is swimming with dolphins. You will feel the magic of the marine life of the red sea inside the embrace of dolphins which will form with you a strong relationship. This wonderful experience will live in spirit and mind as long as you live.

5. Safari Trip

A Safari trip is one of the exciting things to do in El-Gouna where you can ride a quad bike or quad car or a camel around the desert. The sky of the desert and its nightly atmosphere will fascinate your mind and soul. You will also experience some amazing activities like a delicious Bedouin dinner. It is one of the recommended nightly things to do in El-Gouna. The Bedouins will serve a traditional food made from natural ingredients like chicken pie, rice, and Kofta in addition to Bedouin bread, followed by delicious Bedouin tea while enjoying an oriental show and folk songs under the shades of the red sea mountains.

 

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Dahab,Charming Paradise Of Sinai

Dahab , is one of the most famous and best places of tourism in Egypt. It is the second most famous city after Sharm El Sheikh. distinguished by its golden beaches, yellow sands, clear waters, and wonderful coral reefs. and the natural diving sites that are famous for which made it a wonderful tourist attraction for all lovers. And diving professionals from all over the world. Where diving competitions are held for that. It is named Dahab, because its yellow sand, which resembles the color of gold. It is the source of exceptional places that one must visit . To have an unforgettable experience among the folds of that city. That shines among its peers as if it had a share and abundant fortune from its name like its golden sands.
       
 

Tourist places in Dahab:

Nabq Nature Reserve

A wonderful place located between Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab. located on Gulf of Aqaba, with an area of ​​about 600 km2. Part of it is in the land and is estimated at 440 square kilometers and the rest is about 130 square kilometers in the water range. And it was officially declared a nature reserve in 1992. Its valleys have natural plants such as mangroves. While the coastal environment includes many coral reefs, shellfish, invertebrates and colorful fish. While the desert includes Many animals. Such as camels, foxes, rodents and birds such as eagles and heron. Which is an attractive area for tourists from diving and safari enthusiasts. Watching birds and wild animals.
 

Blue Hole

It is a deep hole in the Red Sea with a depth of 130 meters. With a shallow hole 6 meters wide and an opening to exit from the hole to the open sea called the arc . In the form of a long tunnel with a length of 26 meters. this area attracts divers, as the view of the arch that connects the open sea to the blue hole also attracts them. because it contains , charming and wondrous views . The blue hole is one of the most attractive places for tourists. Especially those who enjoy the spirit of adventure and diving is a top priority and with its enjoyment of beautiful scenery. The attraction is that it is not without risks. As it contains many deadly caves that deceive divers as being less deep than the truth.
 

Lagona Island

Laguna Island is one of the most attractive beaches in Dahab. It is the only sandy beach in the city . And represents a terrible attraction for divers . Because the water in this area contains precious treasures and the presence of many attractive colorful fish and coral reefs. And the island also providing many diving training centers. To make it easier for tourists Snorkeling is safe . And there are many restaurants and hotels. That offer everything tourists need during their stay on the island.
       

 Eel Garden

It is located in the north of the city of Dahab. And has special features that distinguish it from the rest of the areas in Dahab. Many tourists describe it as a wonderful painting that cannot be replicated. Also it contains very large numbers of rare fish that are in the form of strange clusters. At the same time, they gather and disperse at a dreadful speed. and these fish are wrapped around divers in an unprecedented view. There are also many wonderful coral reefs. That have been formed over hundreds or even thousands of years. Forming reefs with their beautiful colors and current shapes.
 

Masbat Area

This is the main commercial area in the city of Dahab. And the area contains many shops and bazaars for the acquisition of tourists. Including the most beautiful gifts. such as Pharaonic statues, antiques, Bedouin clothing and papyri. and there are also many restaurants and cafeterias in the area. That offer the most beautiful Egyptian delicious meals. and there are also camps, hotels and places to teach diving .

Best 5 Hotels In Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is  one of the most beautiful diving areas in Egypt and the world. And a popular destination for safari enthusiasts. It is distinguished by a unique nature from other international tourist cities. As there is a unique group of islands.. including Zabargad Island, Khawar Island, Rocky Island, and Shahab Al Festun. it also has a group of unique mountains and valleys. It also contains upscale hotels and resorts. Located 274 km south of the Egyptian city of Hurghada on the western coast of Red Sea. It is called the Maldives of Egypt. Know with us in this article about the best 5 hotels in Marsa Alam.

1-Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort

This hotel is an integrated resort in the city of Berenice in the Hamata region. One of its most important features is that its beach is isolated for those who want calm and relaxation. And has a wonderful view of the Red Sea as well as a swimming pool with fresh water. The hotel also has a restaurant that offers lunch and snacks on the beach in a buffet on the resort’s terrace. Wadi Lahmy Azure Resort has a swimming pool for children. And there is a diving center with a lot of lively activities and evening shows, This hotel has many advantages that make it worth being in the list of the five best hotels in Marsa Alam. Which the guest enjoys from pleasure, calm, and relaxation.

2-SUNRISE Marina Resort Port Ghalib

It is characterized by its distance from the beach. Only four minutes on foot, and it is classified from international hotels. The hotel is located in Port Ghalib, with easy access to the marina, cafes, and restaurants. Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib features heated swimming pools. and a lot of activities and facilities for adults and children. There is also a park and a kids club under full supervision. There is a diving center, a tennis court, a gym, and there are an evening entertainment and singing program. It also has many distinct restaurants from Egyptian cuisine. And internationally distinguished flavors of the Mediterranean, with outlets for selling snacks. Also, Marsa Alam International Airport is only 7 km from the hotel.

3-Hilton Nubian Resort

This resort is like a small village surrounded by 4 outdoor swimming pools. The hotel features a gym that is open 24 hours a day and rooms with views of the Red Sea. The hotel has several dining options, including a Bedouin-style café with shisha and belly dancing shows. The main restaurant serves oven pizza and a pastry buffet. Salads and grilled kebabs can be requested. Hotel guests can book diving excursions in the coral reefs of Abu Dabbab Bay. Children can have fun on the playground and in the kids’ club, and a babysitting service is offered.
The hotel features: Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi).

4-Royal Tulip Beach Resort

The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units include a seating area for guests’ convenience. While certain rooms offer views of the sea, mountains, or the pool. Guests can enjoy various activities in the vicinity, including horse riding and snorkeling. The nearest airport is Marsa Alam International Airport, 6 km from the property. The hotel features: a heated swimming pool – a children’s play area – a leisure team – (Wi-Fi).

5-Albatros Sea World

The hotel has a tennis court and a fitness center. The property houses a restaurant and a bar. Facilities include a children’s playground and free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the property. Guests can play table tennis at the resort. The front desk can provide advice on the area to help guests plan their day. The hotel rooms overlook the scenic landscape or the sea .There is also a junior suite that features a wonderful view of the sea or the resort. And it consists of a large bedroom with a queen or twin bed with a spacious seating area.

Antoniades Garden’s In Alexandria, Forgotten Gardens

Antoniades Garden’s, the oldest gardens of Alexandria, and indeed the world. Antoniades Garden’s In Alexandria tells about the history of successive eras in Egypt and the city of Alexandria. Some historians refer to the date of its establishment to the Ptolemaic period. Decorated around Antoniades Garden’s. A distinguished group of rare marble statues of mythological and historical figures. Antoniades Palace stands in a lofty setting. As it was a witness to the most important historical events of Egypt in the modern time. It is an ideal destination for those looking for recreation amidst the most beautiful landscapes.

Antoniades Palace

Antoniades Palace is located in the Garden. and its name is due to its owner, the Greek Baron John Antoniades . Who lived in Alexandria, the palace was in its start a villa. and when Khedive Tawfiq visited it. He issued a decree to convert it into a palace, and the building consists of two floors, besides the basement. In the reign of King Fouad. The lower floor was designated as reception halls and a dining hall, as well as the office and library .

The upper floor, divided into two sleeping suites. The first wing includes a place to sleep for the King. and the other for the Queen. In the middle of which is a hall for breakfast and attached to each place Private changing room. This wing also includes from the front side four princesses ‘rooms. through which one can see the statue of Venus. which was fixed in its hand a reflective mirror. That reflects the sunlight at sunrise to illuminate the princesses’ rooms . The corners of the front façade adorned the roof of the palace Four marble statues. Representing the four seasons . The palace has an entrance From the south, its sides decorated with lions made of pure alabaster.

Celebrity Garden

it contains several wonderful gardens. Including the Celebrity Garden. which includes statues of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus and Magellan, who are among the most famous travelers in the world. It also includes a distinctive group of rare full-sized marble statues. Of mythological and historical figures. including statues of Venus, the goddess of beauty. besides statues representing the four seasons.

Botanical garden with international designs

The garden contains several designs for botanical gardens. Such as the Arab-Islamic, Greek, French and Italian styles. and it also contains several gardens. Including the Magellan Garden, Elnozha Garden, the Rose Garden. Which covers an area of ​​five acres and has a fountain and a marble statue and contains many rare flowers and roses. There is Antoniades Theater. Antoniades’ garden is a royal garden that hosted many kings around the world during their stay in Alexandria. As Reza Pahlavi and his wife Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk. Also the palace witnessed the preparatory meeting of the League of Arab States at its start in 1944.

Activities that can you do

You can enjoy a picnic among a series of gardens within the complex. Which is an ideal destination for those looking for recreation in the most beautiful landscapes. You can enjoy a rich tour inside the Antoniades Palace. And its majestic French and Italian designs and decorations, collections and ancient treasures. The most beautiful of which is the sunlight.that reflected From the mirror of Venus on the windows of the southern palace. Antoniades Gardens also has corridors of wonderful architectural and engineering designs. drawn from Andalusian, Italian, French and Greek cultures. surrounding park also includes a series of fine seafood restaurants. Other eastern and international food restaurants in Alexandria. and many modern cafes as well, where you can enjoy a delicious meal or a delicious drink after your long tour.

 

Entrance for Egyptians: 20 pounds. Entry for students: 5 pounds. Entry for tourists: 50 pounds. Photo ticket: 20 pounds.

Sharm El Sheikh, The City Of Peace

Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most pioneering Egyptian cities. In the diversity of tourist activities and the most welcoming to visitors from inside and outside Egypt. it has many Places to Visit As it includes many tourist resorts and countless attractions. Sharm El Sheikh distinguished by its stunning beaches that attract diving enthusiasts. To see the wonders of coral reefs and marine life . Being one of the best international diving centers. While the city embraces many tourist resorts, where the number of hotels reaches about 200 hotels. besides entertainment cities, nightclubs, casinos. And commercial markets, as well as the international airport. If you love renewal and spend an adventure-filled trip. You may not find a single tourist place that guarantees this unique diversity of attractions. And provides you with many wonderful tourist options throughout the whole day. Such as the city of Sharm El Sheikh.

 

1- Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve

One of Sharm El Sheikh’s most famous natural landmarks. And the most attractive for tourists. Thanks to its diversity that appears in its terrain and its unique marine creatures. That spread over an area of 480 km at a distance of 12 km from the city is what put Sharm El Sheikh on the tourist map. The peninsula surrounded by some of the most amazing diving sites in the world. You can enjoy watching about 1000 species of attractive colorful fish. about 150 species of crustaceans and sea turtles. And hundreds of coral reefs with rock formations and picturesque gradations. The most famous of which is the Shark Observatory south of the reserve with wonderful views of the sea.

               

2- Abu Galum Nature Reserve

One of the most important tourist attractions in Sharm El Sheikh. that you should visit while you wander between the different tourist places . Abu Gallum is distinguished by its high mountainous, golden and soft sand dunes. As well as a diverse and unique wildlife that includes the most famous animals, birds, reptiles and rodents. That characterize the desert environment in Sinai. Despite its desert environment.It is not without the distinctive coastal appearance of the city. As the sea in the Abu Gallum area has a wonderful and diverse group of marine creatures. And coral barriers with picturesque colors.

 

3- Safari

One of the best tourist activities in Sharm El Sheikh is organizing safari trips. Through an agreement with one of the tourism companies in the city. Which will provide you with a bus to take you to and from your place of residence. on a 3 to 4 hour trip between the beauty and tranquility of the desert. Besides spending breaks in a group of Bedouin tents. To enjoy a traditional evening that is unparalleled in everything. from barbecue and drinking traditional Bedouin tea by candlelight. To various entertaining shows, including the famous Bedouin dances.

           

 

4-Coloured Canyon

You can take a safari in the valley from Sharm El-Sheikh through a guided tour or an off-road vehicle. Coloured Canyon consists of rocks of many different colors. That form through oxidation giving the unique landscape its name. You can stroll through the valley. and enjoy this natural wonder accompanied by beautiful landscapes.

5- Naama Bay

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Sharm El Sheikh. As it includes the most beautiful and important luxury hotels and resorts with full services. Also the picturesque nature beaches of soft white sand. Clear water and a wonderful rocky view. In the evening, you can enjoy a quiet evening on the beachfront. that gives yourself an atmosphere of recreation. That every tourist is looking for during his trip. Or go for a roaming experience on the famous walkway between thousands of shops. and buy whatever souvenirs you want. Of various goods and gifts from Naama Shopping Center. and other The various entertainment activities it provides for you.

 

                   

 

6- Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Moses

located 250 km outside the city at the foot of Mount Sinai, is one of the most ancient historical places of worship. Was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus in the sixth century.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.The monastery belongs to Saint Catherine. and the monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the world.  The monuments displayed in the monastery are still one of the most famous religious symbolic groups. Beside It includes many wonderful contents. Around the monastery is Mount Moses. Also known as Mount Sinai. located at an altitude of 2285 meters. and it is known about this mountain that the Prophet of God Moses received 10 commandments from God . Also contains two main roads that were established in the sixth century. And are taken by pilgrims as steps For repentance.

       

 

7- Sharm el-Sheikh markets

Genena Mall is one of the largest shopping centers and the best places in Sharm El Sheikh. For an atmosphere of entertainment and fun. has an open building that includes a ballroom in the distinctive Roman architectural style. in addition to a special corner for children’s games. Distinct and varied restaurants and cafes. through which you can shop the best local and international brands.

Also Old Market, which is one of the most famous places. which is witnessing a great presence by tourists. In old market, you can buy souvenirs and traditional and popular handicraft products. That the governorate is famous for. from traditional costume, wonderful smells and tastes, lamps for lighting, handcrafted wooden crafts. which are sold in Traditional shops in the form, at low prices compared to other regions. old market is one of the best places in Sharm El Sheikh for night visits.

Sahl Hasheesh A Pearl Of Red Sea

Sahl Hasheesh resort, the newest tourist destination in Egypt. And new destination Adventure lovers and diving. To explore the beauty and splendor of the Red Sea.
Sahl Hasheesh resort stretches 12.5 km of sandy beaches on the longest bays of the Red Sea. It is located between Safaga and Hurghada. Includes a group of the most luxurious international hotels. that offer complete privacy and a relaxing atmosphere, as all hotels overlook the sea coast.
It also has two 18-hole golf courses, a marina, and its yacht club. In addition to an underwater pharaonic city, it is the first of its kind for diving lovers. Camel and horse stables are also available to take you on a desert trip.

 

What Distinguishes Sahl Hasheesh?

It is characterized by the purity and clarity of the atmosphere and the picturesque nature. and the possibility of staying at any time of the year. its climate is warm and the most important advantage is the ease of moving from and to it. it is 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. which has direct flights from all parts of Europe.

   

Amazing Place For Your Vacation

You can choose between many five-star and seven-star luxury hotels. Relax in one of the health clubs that fill the Sahl Hasheesh resort. which is considered the most luxurious in the Red Sea. which offers treatments, massages, fitness classes, yoga exercises, and saunas.
It is also a great place for a family holiday. as all family members will find recreational activities that please their desires and tastes. there are many events and parties. that make you reach the top of pleasure. and spend a special vacation at any time of the year.

   

Enjoy Diving In Sahl Hasheesh

It is one of the most beautiful diving areas in the Red Sea. where coral reefs are only about one kilometer away. And you can reach them after a boat trip that takes 5 to 10 minutes. These reefs make diving fun an unparalleled pleasure. Diving lovers can enjoy freedom and safety.
The beaches of Sahl Hasheesh are suitable for beginners. Who want to learn surface diving or deep diving. There are many diving centers that include world-class experts. And provide the visitor of Sahl Hasheesh an unforgettable experience.

   

Shopping Centers

As for shopping, the resort hosts several world-class shopping malls. including “Senzo” shopping center is a 10-minute walk from Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada. and provides you with all the needs of shopping, home supplies, and clothing. As well as there are markets inside Sahl Hasheesh. Including Andalus Market and Palm Market.