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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Red Sea, State: Frontier Region , Egypt
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: Arabic
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife and warm weather.
    Best Time to Visit: - to - and -
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Hurghada is an Egyptian city and a tourist center on the Red Sea.Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife and warm weather. There are 70.000 tourists from Europe coming every week to Hurghada.Stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters perfect for windsurfing have made Hurghada, on Egypt''''''''s Red Sea Coast, a busy resort town. Within easy reach of the stunning Giftun Islands and the Eastern Arabian Desert, Hurghada has seen enormous amounts of development in the past decade and now stretches 25 miles along the Red Sea. Some of the world''''''''s best diving and snorkeling sites are just offshore.Hurghada has become an international center for aquatic sports like windsurfing, kiting, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and above all snorkeling and diving. The underwater gardens offshore are considered some of the finest in the world. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of fish and coral, which may also be observed from a glass bottom boat.
  • Location

    Located on the West Cost of the Red Sea
  • Climate

Anfish MountainThe Anfish Mountain, Hurghada is a beautiful landscape worth visiting and viewing. This is one of the high rise points in Hurghada which gives you a distinct view of the whole city ahead. The best thing about the Anfish Mountain, Hurghada is that it is not directly visible from any location in the town of Hurghada. However a view from the mountain top will give you a full sight of the city ahead of you.
Marine Biology MuseumThe Marine Biology Museum, Hurghada, is a showcase of the colorful underwater life of the Red Sea. It offers a look at the marine life of the Red Sea and gives you chance to wonder at the variety and wide spectrum of color.The museum is located to the north of the main city of Hurghada.The Marine Biology Museum, Hurghada is one a stop place for those interested in studying the marine biology of the Red Sea. The museum adds even more color to the life of the people of the Egyptian city. The tourists have the opportunity to get a look at the colorful life of the flora and fauna of underwater world. You will also get a chance to know a little more about the origin and development of the marine life in Red Sea.
This important Hurghada monastery, named after the father of Christian monasticism, was built 2 km / 1 mile south of the cave where St. Anthony holed up to lead a secluded ascetic life.The ancient church where St. Anthony is buried is the main attraction here, featuring recently restored and remarkable wall paintings of diverse periods and styles. The library contains a wealth of antique handwritten manuscripts, while the saint''s cave is located 680 meters / 2,230 feet above sea level and houses some fascinating writings and drawings in addition to impressive views of Hurghada''s mountains, the Red Sea and the valley below.
Another important Roman quarry complex in the heart of the Eastern desert, Mons Porphyrites yielded Imperial Porphyry, a superb purple rock found nowhere else in the world. Much of this gem-like rock was made into pillars, basins, statues and sarcophagi for the glory of Rome and Istanbul. You can explore the remnants of fortress ruins, dwellings, temples, wells, shrines, broken pillars and cracked stone baths.
The Aquarium, Hurghada opens the window to a whole new world of marine life in the Red Sea. The Red Sea is a treasure house of beautiful coral reef and a host of fishes and marine creatures.Hurgdada is one of the most important places to visit in Egypt. The presence of the colorful Red Sea, with its treasure attracts the tourist like the bee is attracted towards the flower. The Aquarium, Hurghada is a good place to learn more about the marine life of the Red Sea. There are labels provided under each display. All the creatures have been given good introductions to aid the visitors.