WHAT TO SEE IN EGYPT

CAIRO

Egypt's capital, Cairo, was founded in the sixth century by Arab settlers. This is a metropolis which offers visitors a harmonious blend of the past and present.

LUXOR

Center of Egyptian power from 2,100 to 750 B.C., Luxor, which lies on the East bank of the Nile about 400 miles South of Cairo, is a city unlike any other in the world. Its awesome tombs, temples and statues are a witness to man's ageless achievement.

ASWAN

An interlude of relaxation known for its dry climate, Aswan presents some of the country's most beautiful scenery, and the Aswan High Dam, the modern engineering feat. The city is 600 miles South of Cairo, and 115 miles from Luxor.

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria, called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" is Egypt's second largest city; population about 5.5 million. It offers visitors some remains of its ancient glory, a wide stretch of Corniche and wide sandy beaches.

SINAI

The Sinai Peninsula is a great triangle of land, 36,600 miles in area with long coasts, high granite mountains, deep chasm and fertile green oases. It has its fascinating history, holy places and unique beauty. It was in the Sinai that Moses received the Ten Commandments, that the prophet Elyah sought refuge from Queen Jezebel and that the Holy Family traveled on the Flight into Egypt.

THE RED SEA

A virtual paradise for diving enthusiasts, the Red Sea is recognized by experts as the best dive site in the world. A myriad of exotic species of tropical reef fish, hard and soft unique coral formations and beautiful desert add to the charm of the Red Sea.

THE SUEZ CANAL

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