Ras Sudr or Ras Sidr as some people call it, is a
small town located south of the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel,
which connects mainland Egypt to Sinai. It lies at
the crossroads of axes of movement between the East
and the West in the Sinai Peninsula.
This tourist area has a distinctive place in the
annals of history; one made more outstanding
reference in holy books describing events that had
occurred there. The area ha consequently become a
tourist destination that has long been luring
travelers and writers since the days of Herodotus,
who lived more than 24 centuries ago.
The area was also given considerable attention in
the researches and records of scholars accompanying
the SINAI French army of Napoleon, whose fantasies
were El-s whipped up by such sites as "Moses
Springs, "the Pharoah 's Bath " and the " the AI-Gharandal
Tourism assets of the area are so varied: natural,
such as the mild climate, beach overlooking azure
sea waters, fabulous mountains, valleys, natural
water springs and unique flora and fauna. It also
has such cultural attractions as battle and
historical sites, Bedouin heritage and Sinai
Mountains and Valleys
The range of famed Sinai Mountains extends behind
the coastal plains. They include the mountains of
Far'oun (Pharaoh), EL-Teeh (Diaspora) and Om
Katheera .They hem in the valleys of Al-Gharandal
and Abu-Gada, which are charming destinations for
lovers of safari tourism and mountain climbers.
Springs and Wells
Mineral and hot water springs spread all around the
coastal and mountain areas .Foremost among them are
the Moses sulfur springs, whose water temperature
ranges between 35 and 40 degrees and the Pharaoh's
Bath. whose sulfur water temperature reaches up to
Flora and Fauna
Ras Sedr is known for the mountain goat ibex,
particularly popular among Sinai's hunters, and for
camels trained on trekking rugged mountain valleys.
Vegetation is more copious in Ras Matarma and the
valleys of Al-Gharandal and Abu-Gada.It includes
tamarisk trees and doum and date palms.The area
attracts many kinds of birds,such as quails and
partridges in their seasons of migrating from the
north, particularly in Ras Matarma.
Historical sites and attraction
The area was a station on the path of the exodus of
Moses and Israelites from Egypt. Its passages were
also the scene of many religious events and
incidents described in holy books. They had also
witnessed many military battles throughout history
and were trodden and frequented by merchants'
caravans over the various ages.
The area has long been regarded as historical
The area stretches for 95 km along the eastern coast
of the Suez Gulf in one of the most spectacular
spots in the province of South Sinai.
Hotels in Ras Sudr
Tel: 069-340-1501 12 13 /4
Tel: 069-387-0100 / 1
Ramada Plaza Ras Sudr
Tel: 010-171 -7841 / 2
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