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Ain Sukhna, Egypt

Located on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast, Ain Sukhna is a fantastic North African international cruise destination with an abundance of sights to see and excursions to take part in. The city gets its name from the sulphur springs that can be found around the nearby Eastern Desert Mountains, as ‘Ain Sukhna' can be translated to ‘hot spring'. The region consists of a large port, sandy beaches and a range of excellent shops and restaurants distributed throughout the area. What was originally viewed as a resort exclusively for Egyptians has quickly become an international hub for tourism and is now popular throughout the world.

Sightseeing in Ain Sukhna

Egypt is well known for having some of the greatest sights in the world. The pyramids, the sphinx and other ancient Egyptian structures and relics can all be found in Cairo. Ain Sukhna, however, has its own range of incredible sights to see aside from the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters that dominate its coastline:

The Suez Canal

Located just to the north of Ain Sukhna is the world famous Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, allowing ships to transport goods between Europe and Asia without having to go around the African continent. The waterway was opened in 1869 and was a grand feat of engineering at the time. It draws many visitors each year and is worth visiting whilst spending time in Northern Africa.

St. Anthony's Monastery

The monastery of St. Anthony is situated in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, close to the resort of Ain Sukhna. It is located within a natural desert oasis and is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, making it a must-see location for people interested in the culture and heritage of Egypt. Hundreds of pilgrims and tourists visit the monastery every day making it one of the region's most popular attractions.

Sharm el-Sheikh

Tours to the nearby resort of Sharm el-Sheik can be arranged from Ain Sukhna. Sharm el-Sheikh is a hotspot for international tourists and offers many exciting attractions and excursions. The resort boasts some of the best diving locations in the world as well as other fun day trips such as desert safaris, horseback riding and quad bikes.

Shopping in Ain Sukhna

Ain Sukhna offers visitors a great shopping experience, with a range of independent markets and stalls selling authentic Egyptian crafts and locally produced food, tourists are sure to find something they would like as a souvenir. The region also has a large shopping mall known as Porta Sukhna Mall, which allows consumers to purchase from a variety of well known brands and retailers.

Eating Out in Ain Sukhna

Most of the meals served in Ain Sukhna can be ordered from food and drink vendors within hotel resorts. Many resorts serve a variety of dishes including Italian, Chinese, Indian, British and authentic African cuisine. Away from the resorts there are several seafood restaurants along the coastline, as well as popular fast food outlets to satisfy the needs of people hoping to pick up a quick meal.

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