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Farafra White Desert

Farafra White Desert - World Tourism will discuss about the White Desert Farafra attraction which houses the second largest in size when viewed from the west which is located in the Egyptian city that has the smallest enduduk there, near latitude 27.06 ° North and longitude 27, 97 ° east. White Desert Farafra is located in Egypt's Western Desert, approximately mid-way between Dakhla and Bahariya.

White Desert Farafra has 5,000 inhabitants counted in 2002, especially for people living in the White Desert and the Farafra city mostly inhabited by local tribes, the Bedouin tribes. Traditional architecture of part of a fairly complete, simple, smooth, no-frills, all from the color of mud. The pride of local tourism efforts to secure a guaranteed local culture. Also located near Farafra White Desert hot springs are located in the Bir Sitta and El-Mufid lake.

A main geographic attraction White Desert Farafra is its White Desert, also known as Sahara el Beyda, with another name which means the Sahara desert. White Desert of Egypt is located 45 km or about 28 miles from the northern town of Farafra White Desert. Desert that has color, creamy white and has a large limestone formations made ​​of the result of occasional sandstorms in the area. White Desert Farafra is the typical tourist attractions visited by several schools in Egypt, as the location for a camping trip school students there.

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Medinet Habu

Medinet Habu is the last wall standing of Ramsses III mortuary temple, an important structure of the New Kingdom period at locations with the same name in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Wall built in the 12th century BC it had reached 60 feet high (nearly 18 meters) and 75,000 square feet filled with relief decoration and history. The walls are relatively well maintained and surrounded by a large mudbrick enclosure.
And now the wall has become one of the walls - the walls of the historic and famous in the world.

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Abydos is a common English name of one of the most ancient city of Upper Egypt, and also from eight names which is the capital of Upper. The city was called Abdju in the ancient Egyptian language (technically AbDw 3bdw or transcribed from hieroglyphs), which means "hill of the symbol or relic", a reference to a holy relic in which the head of Osiris was preserved. Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, the holy city of Abydos was the site of ancient temples, including Umm el-Qa'ab, a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were buried. The tomb began to be seen as highly significant burial and in later times it became desirable to be buried in the area, leading to the growth of the city's importance as a site of worship.

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The Sphinx

The sphinx is a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head. The sphinx, in Greek tradition, has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face and breast of a woman. She is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. Unlike the Greek sphinx which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx). In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent in contrast to the malevolent Greek version and was thought of as a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples.

Generally the role of sphinxes is associated with architectural structures such as royal tombs or religious temples. The oldest known sphinx was found in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey and was dated to 9,500 BC.

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt which is the largest city in Africa and most populous. Cairo also as a center of Islamic science. The world's oldest university of Al Azhar in Cairo as well. Building homes, buildings are very thick with ancient Islamic architecture. Cairo is the nickname for the city of a thousand minarets. Because of the mosques in Cairo have a minimum of two towers.

Raya Cairo area has a population of around 16 million inhabitants. This city is the only city in Africa which has a metro system. Islamic Cairo, one of the areas in Cairo, is a world heritage protected by UNESCO began in 1979.

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Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about 32 km (20 miles) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central states, but also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. It is Egypt's largest seaport, serving about 80% of Egypt's imports and exports.

In Alexandria there is a sphinx and the ancient Roman theater. The Great Lighthouse included in the Seven Wonders of the World. Many tourists are interested to visit Alexandria as a very beautiful place.

Alexandria was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It remained the capital of Egypt for nearly a thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the year 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (Fustat later absorbed into Cairo).

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Red sea

Red Sea is a bay in the west of the Arabian Peninsula that separates the continents of Asia with Africa. Path to the sea in the south through Babul Mandib and Gulf of Aden while in the north are the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal. This sea where widest is 300 km and a length of 1,900 km with its deepest point 2500 m.

Scientific explanations say that the red color on the surface appears due to a growing Trichodesmium erythraeum. There is also explaining that the name comes from the mineral-rich mountains around it and red. Red Sea water itself is not different from the other sea water.

Red Sea becomes a tale of yore when Moses parted the Red Sea with his staff at the time of Prophet Moses and his followers the Israelites fled from the pursuit of Pharaoh. Suez Canal connects the Red Sea (Egypt) to the Mediterranean Sea. Red Sea have biodiversity, coral reefs, atolls and salinity (salt content) is high. Although many dangerous species in the Red Sea, but did not dampen the divers to enjoy its beauty.

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Luxor is a modern city located on both east and west banks of the Nile in northern Egypt. Built in the former location of Thebes, the capital of the famous ancient Egyptian (2052 BC). Pharaoh kings reigned here, creating a civilization that the world has never seen before.

In Luxor there are many historical sites such as ancient Egyptian monuments lies, the ruins of temples and tombs as well as the largest outdoor museum. Tourism becomes a mainstay of the economy of Luxor residents.

Desert lands of the west in the past known as the "city of death" means the place where all the successors god Amun was buried along with the wealth that can be brought into eternal life (according to their beliefs). Keep records of art collections and archaeological records of ancient Egypt are plentiful, some even traced back to 3000 BC. Recent excavations carried out over a small tomb of Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, filled with gold jewelry, sculpture and securities.

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Hurghada is a city in Egypt's Red Sea Governorate. This is a major tourist center and second largest city (after Suez) in Egypt is located in the Red Sea coast.

Hurghada is famous for its beautiful beaches with white sand. Hurghada also offers tourist attractions are well-supported facilities. Hurghada there are many resorts, hotels and inns. Hurghada Beach Coral reefs are considered the most beautiful in the world. Hurghada is also an international center of water sports like windsurfing, sailing, diving and others.

The city was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading beach resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide facilities for water sports sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers.

Hurghada stretches about 36 kilometers (22 miles) along the coast, and did not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for tourists from Cairo, Egypt, Delta and Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, especially the Serbs, Italians, Russians, Poles, Czechs and Germans. Until a few years ago it was a small fishing village.


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Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a city at the southern end of Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, along the coast between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai.

Sharm el-Sheikh is known as a tourist city, especially for water activities such as snorkelling or diving. Various hotels and restaurants of the famous overseas located here. According to the BBC, Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular area among tourists in Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Europe.

Strategic position overlooking the Gulf of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba, Sharm el-Sheikh as tourist paradise of water such as snorkeling, scuba diving and others. In Sharm el-Sheikh we can see Mount Sinai and Naama Bay. Golf course with full facilities are also available there.

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Karnak / Karnak Temple Complex is the ruins of temples, columns and other buildings, especially the Great Temple of Amen and the edifice built by Pharaoh Ramses II (ca. 1391-1351 BC), located near Luxor, about 500 miles south of Cairo , Egypt.

In the year 323 AD, Constantine the Great recognized Christianity in 356 and ordered closure of all pagan temples. Karnak at that time almost completely abandoned, and Christian churches were founded near the ruins.

The area around the ancient Egyptian Karnak is Ipet-isut ("Most Chosen Place") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. This is part of the monumental city of Thebes. Karnak complex takes its name from nearby, and partly surrounded by, the modern village of el-Karnak, about 2.5 km north of Luxor.

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