Located between s picturesque cove and a natural harbor, Sharm el Sheikh - once a fishing village - has been transformed now into a fashionable cosmopolitan resort. In the last three decades, Sharm el Sheikh, known simply as the Sharm, has become one of the most popular touristic destinations in the area, with over five million tourists that come here every year.
Sharm el Sheikh is famous for its natural beauty and its spectacular surroundings. This historic fishing town is located in Sinai Peninsula, which is surrounded on both sides by the waters of the Red Sea. Due to its strategic location, along the Strait of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba, Sharm has been transformed from a quiet fisherman's place in a port and a naval base extremely powerful. Currently, Sharm el Sheikh and its surroundings constitute premier tourist attractions, which pride themselves on their natural beauty, but also with artificial ones, which include casinos, discos, night clubs modern bazaars Arab national parks and reserves the marine are some of the most beautiful reefs and underwater habitats in the world.
The most popular attraction in the area is Na'ama Bay, where there are numerous shops, restaurants, nightclubs, shisha (hookah bars where you can smoke) and luxury hotels. Day or night, this neighborhood located on the oceanfront is a great place to visit. Ras Um Sid cliff offers guests access to famous coral reefs. Na'ama and center of the old city of Sharm is only five minutes away. Another popular tourist destination is the historic city of Sharm el Maya, which is actually the old part of the resort of Sharm el Sheikh. The area surrounding the port of Sharm, is the ideal place to relax on a beach with golden sand and bathed by the sun. But here you can also encunter small fishing boats, impressive palms and unique historic background.
The Egyptian peninsula that goes by the name of Sinan is bathed by crystal clear and calm waters, ideal for swimming, diving, scuba diving and other popular water sports, including windsurfing, kite boarding, para-sailing, yachting and kayaking. The crown jewel of this region of the coast is Ras Mohammed National Park, however, the oldest national park in Egypt and one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide. The 480 square kilometers of the area are home to a spectacular marine habitat, land and the coastal regions of the island of Tiran. Opened in 1983 and recently expanded, Ras Mohammed National Park is an area where you can really see places that are unique in the world, including the gardens of the Red Sea coral formations that descend to 2,600 meters below sea level. Ras Mohammed hosts a shark observatory, where you can see over 1,000 other fish, distributed over 250 different reefs.
There is no limit to what you can see in Sharm el Sheikh and its surroundings. Here you can relax on the beach, you can practice golf on one of many courts, or you can venture in nature, both in the Ras Mohammed National Park and St. Katherine, where there are numerous sulphurous water springs, ancient religious sites and the oldest monastery in the area, which is still functional. Sharm el Sheikh is a wonderful holiday destination and offers those who come here, the chance to meet the Egyptian culture and lifestyle and mark put by the Bedouin culture and community living in these places.
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Pic 7: trover.comSHARM EL SHEIKH, A COSMOPOLITAN RESORT IN THE CORE OF A MILLENNIAL CIVILIZATION SHARM EL SHEIKH, A COSMOPOLITAN RESORT IN THE CORE OF A MILLENNIAL CIVILIZATION