Egypt is considered the oldest travel destination on earth with its fascinating history that reaches back to the dawn of civilization. The temples, pyramids, ancient monuments, natural attractions have captured the imagination of tourists for thousands of years.
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Located next to the Red Sea, the village was once a fairly small and unimposing fishing village with a number of sandy beaches. The village is almost unrecognizable from its past life and has grown to become one of the most visited tourist destination in Egypt, offering not only coastal resorts but aquatic sport facilities for windsurfers, kitesurfers, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorklers.
Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the city was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. During the earthquakes in the 14th century most of the famous historic sites was destroyed. The towering Pharos lighthouse, marking the ancient harbour's entrance, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and its Great Library was considered the archive of ancient knowledge. Alas, fate dealt the city a spate of cruel blows. The Pharos collapsed and the Great Library was torched. Part of the ancient city disappeared under the sea and part under the modern city, so there are few visible remains of the glorious past. Today the imposing modern library of Alexandria sits amid faded remnants of the once-grand seafront Corniche, as a symbol of the city's latest incarnation as Egypt's cultural capital.
The village is the Middle Eastâ€™s prime beach resort and is located 85 km north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. It was once an isolated coastal village, but turned into a hippie hangout in the 1980â€˛s and became something of an â€śalternative resortâ€ť, mixing cheap accommodation with a laid back lifestyle. The combination of Red Sea and Sinai desert make Dahab perfect for world class windsurfing, scuba diving, rock climbing and desert trekking with the Bedouin. Reeled in by its mellow ambience, many tourists plan a few nights here and instead stay for weeks.
Located near Egyptâ€™s western border, the oasis remained culturally isolated from the rest of the country until late in the 19th century. There is something calming about Siwa and the oasis is renowned for being a pleasant place to visit. Tourists come to the city to enjoy the townâ€™s many freshwater springs, to stroll through acres of palm groves and to explore ancient mud-built fortresses and remnants of Siwaâ€™s Greco-Roman past.
It is a well-known beach resort at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, features some of the worldâ€™s most amazing underwater scenery. Crystal clear water and a incredible variety of exotic fish darting in and out of the colourful coral reefs have made it a scuba-diving paradise. It is popular with package holiday makers, tours, camel and quad bike rides can be arrange by Hotels and travel agencies. Tourists can also do overnight trips to St Catherineâ€™s Monastery and Mount Sinai. The resorts devoting themselves solely to sun-and-sea holidays offering a family-friendly vibe.
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