|Places to visit|
|Ein Khudra oasis and White Canyon|
|Ras Muhammad National Park|
|Saint Catherine's Monastery|
|Wadi Mukattab and Wadi Maghareh|
The Sinai Peninsula or simply Sinai is a peninsula in Egypt, the only part of the country located in Asia. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south, and is a land bridge between Asia and Africa. Sinai has a land area of about 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi) and a population of approximately 1,400,000 people. Administratively, the Sinai Peninsula is divided into two governorates: the South Sinai Governorate and the North Sinai Governorate.
The Blue Hole is a diving location on the southeast Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole, with a maximum depth within the hole of just over 100 m (328 feet). There is a shallow opening to the sea around 6 m (20 feet) deep, known as "the saddle", and a 26 m (85 feet) long tunnel, known as "the arch", whose top is at a depth of 55 m (181 feet),and whose bottom falls away as it reaches the seaward side to about 120 m (394 feet). On the seaward side the depth drops steeply to over a thousand metres (3500 feet) deep.The hole and the surrounding area have an abundance of coral and reef fish.The Blue Hole is a hot spot for freediving because of the depth directly accessible from shore and the lack of current.
Coloured Canyon is a rock formation on Sinai peninsula. It is a labyrinth of rocks, some of them have about 40 meters. The canyon is almost 800 meters long. The nearest town to the canyon is Nuweiba.It is about 90 km north of Dahab.
Ein Khudra oasis and White Canyon
Ein Khudra is a beautiful oasis in a hidden basin, connected to a sandy plateau above – and the St. Katherine road – by the White Canyon. Cars can only reach the oasis via Wadi Khudra, either coming from Ein Furtaga or Ras Ghazala.
Ein Khudra oasis: a charming green oasis in a secluded sandy basin encircled by vertical rock walls, it is hidden below a big sandy plain known as the Hajar Maktub area.
White Canyon: from the Hajar Maktub area you can reach the oasis of Ein Khudra via the White Canyon, an adventurous little trek involving some scramble. You can also connect to Wadi Ghazala from here via the steep sandy gully known as Majaza.
Mount Sinai, also known as Mount Horeb or Gabal Musa, is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that is apossible location of the biblical Mount Sinai, which is considered a holy site by the Abrahamic religions.
Nawamis are circular prehistoric stone tombs located in the Sinai desert of Egypt, Yemen and Oman. The bones found in the tombs of Egypt date from 4000–3150 BCE.Nawamis are constructed of sandstone, about 2–2.5 m (6.6–8.2 ft) high and 3–6 m (9.8–19.7 ft) in diameter, and have openings facing West.
Ras Muhammad National Park
Ras Mohammad park in Egypt at the southern extreme of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Suez on the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east.The park is situated in the tourist region of the Red Sea Riviera, located 12 km from the city of Sharm El Sheikh.Ras Mohammad encompasses two islands, Tiran and Sanafir. Tiran Island is located approximately 6 km offshore from the Sinai Peninsula.Underwater caves formed as the result of earthquakes are located in Ras Mohammad.
Saint Catherine's Monastery
Saint Catherine's Monastery, officially "Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai", lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, in the city of Saint Catherine, Egypt in the South Sinai Governorate. The monastery is controlled by the autonomous Church of Sinai, part of the wider Eastern Orthodox Church, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wadi Mukattab and Wadi Maghareh
The Wadi Mukattab (Arabic for "Valley of Writing"), also known as the Valley of Inscriptions, is a wadi on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near St Catherine's Monastery. It links the main road in the Wadi Feiran with the Wadi Maghareh's ancient turquoise mining area.
Wadi Maghareh (also spelled Maghara or Magharah, meaning "The Valley of Caves" in Egyptian Arabic), is an archaeological site located in the southwestern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. It contains pharaonic monuments and turquoise mines dating from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians knew the site as "the Terraces of Turquoise."