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Underrated Touristic Sites in Egypt   Africa

Started Apr-26 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 210 views.

Underrated Touristic Sites in Egypt Worth a Visit

Cairo’s Synagogues and Jewish Alley

Egypt’s Jewish history has long been overshadowed by its Pharaonic, Christian and Islamic history for tourists. But it’s easy to forget that there was once a vibrant Jewish community of over 600,000 before the 1967 War. The Hanging Church is crowded with tourists, but right behind it is the often forgotten Ben Ezra Synagogue. Similarly, everyone wants to visit Al Muizz St. and Islamic Cairo but Haret El Yahud will transport you to the Egypt of the 40s and 50s. Inside are Torah manuscripts and temple relics that are unique to see in Egypt.

Source:’s the best time to go because these synagogues are newly renovated. They carry a long and rich history from medieval times. The best-preserved synagogue is Alexandria’s Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. It’s a good chance to witness part of Egypt’s thousand-year-old culture, now almost extinct. 

The Lost City of Heracleion

Near Alexandria an incredible diving experience awaits! Lost for 1200 years, this underwater city was discovered in 2000. There’s preserved Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and medieval artifacts. Who could believe that Atlantis is actually in Egypt? Go with a professional diving expedition because it’s not open to commercial diving yet.  

The White Desert

Take a camping trip to the White Desert in winter and witness extraordinary rock formations. Even though desert camping is popular in Egypt, at the White Desert the calcium rocks reflect the changing colors of the sky. It’s a wonder to watch! See the night stars and sunset. The rocks take an interesting shape, like an atomic bomb exploding. Perfect for pictures!
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