The Sinai Peninsula is a unique and amazing place in every respect. You can start at least with a geographical location: Sinai is the border between Asia and Africa, the peninsula itself is considered part of the Asian continent.
Its nature is also unique – the mountainous and desert areas of the Sinai are almost not inhabited, which means that the flora and fauna have been preserved in absolutely original form. I haven’t heard about coral reefs and diving in local waters, perhaps only lazy ones.
Well, and of course, the historical and cultural role of these places for all mankind is extremely important. After all, it was here that the people of Israel wandered with Moses, and immediately the prophet received divine revelation.
Entertainment and attractions
Of course, the Sinai Peninsula, like the rest of Egypt, is known largely for its beautiful beaches, comfortable hotels, a fairly good level of service, and, most importantly, the warm sea, where underwater life rages.
One gets the impression that this is some kind of compensation for the picturesque, but at the same time, the monotonous nature of the land. However, despite the appearance of the desert, there is a lot to see here.
There are three national parks on Sinai – Ras Abu Galum, Nabq, and Ras Mohammed. The latter, for example, is a nature reserve, which simultaneously includes 5 ecosystems!
Another amazing natural monument of the Sinai Peninsula is its hot springs. The most famous of these are the Sources of Moses. They arose at that legendary time when Moses brought the Jews out of Egyptian slavery.
After passing along the bottom of the Red Sea, they were exhausted, many were tormented by thirst. Then the prophet struck the ground with his staff several times, and immediately water gushed out from under the ground.
To the south of the Moses Springs, at a distance of about 100 km, there are other thermal baths – the Pharaoh’s Baths and the Moses Baths.
Another unique attraction of the Sinai Peninsula is the Colored Canyon. It is located just an hour’s drive from the popular resort of Nuweiba.
What is a place with such an intriguing name? The canyon is about 700 m long, and the height of the gorge sometimes reaches up to 100 m. This place will be very interesting to those who have dreamed of being on the moon all their adult life.
Of course, the main historical attraction of the peninsula is the St. Catherine Monastery. Its appearance is associated with the name of the Byzantine emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Helena.
In 330, a small church was built on Sinai, as well as a fortification so that the monks could survive the raids of the nomads. The life of the first inhabitants of the monastery was not easy: they spent the night in caves, independently procured food for themselves, and prayed fervently.
Also, the monks were active in missionary work and over several centuries they managed to convert a significant part of the inhabitants of the Sinai Peninsula to Christianity.
By the way, the monastery appeared here not by chance. After all, not far away is Mount Sinai, on which the tablets with the ten commandments were given to Moses.
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