Egypt

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Rough Guides, 2003 - Travel - 858 pages
Egypt remains the most popular and varied destination in the Middle East. This guide has a 200-page section devoted to Cairo and the Pyramids alone, as well as full coverage of the great landscapes, from the Nile Valley to the Sinai coast and the oases of the Western Desert. For pre-departure inspiration, the author's things not to miss section aims to immerse the reader in the sights and sounds of this enthralling destination. The book also includes the latest on Red Sea diving, including new areas being opened up away from the established resorts.
 

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Contents

Getting there
11
o Cairo and the Pyramids
18
Getting there from Israel and Jordan
23
Red tape and visas
26
Information websites and maps
29
Costs money and banks
39
Getting around
45
Accommodation
52
Kom Ombo 429
429
Felucca journeys 454
454
Cruises and fishing trips
462
Kalabsha
468
The Western Desert Oases
479
Desert Safaris
487
The Great Desert Circuit
508
Farafra Oasis
521

Communications
59
Monuments and sites
66
The Guide
67
Cairo and
83
Arrival 89
89
i
96
Accommodation
100
Central Cairo
108
Islamic Cairo
132
Old Cairo Roda Island
174
Gezira and the West Bank
191
The northern suburbs
201
The Pyramids
209
Consumers Cairo
237
Excursions from Cairo 278
257
Travel details
281
The Nile Valley
289
Middle Egypt
295
Malawi
302
Tell elAmarna
308
Assyut and around
317
Upper Egypt
326
Dendara and Qena
335
Luxor 343
343
Karnak 366
366
The Theban Necropolis
377
Valley of the Kings
388
Tombs of the Nobles
406
Valley of the Queens
416
Esna 422
422
Dakhla Oasis
529
Kharga Oasis
540
The Gilf Kebir and Jebel Uwaynat
550
The Great Sand Sea
558
Alexandria and
579
Alexandria and the Mediterranean Coast
581
Approaches and arrival
585
Corniche beaches
605
Nightlife and entertainment 61 2
612
The Delta 633650
633
Tanta 641
641
Mit Damsis and ElMansura
648
Suez and Port Tewfiq
656
Port Said
667
GoThe Delta
673
Sinai 673739
680
SerabitelKhadim and the Turquoise
689
The Tiran Strait and Nabeq
706
Nuweiba and Tarabeen
715
Inland safaris and treks
724
The Wilderness of Wanderings
733
6The Red Coast and Eastern Desert
741
Hurghada
749
The historical framework
783
Islam
805
Language
837
Full index 848854
848
RED
852
Rough Guide credits
856
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Before joining Rough Guides, Dan Richardson worked as a sailor on the Red Sea and lived in Peru. Since then, he has authored or coauthored guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hungary, Budapest, Romania, Bulgaria, and Egypt; lectured at the Foreign Office; and been a volunteer aid worker in Albania. In 2009 he published his first novel, Gog-an End Time Mystery, an apocalyptic whodunnit set in near-future Egypt.

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