Thursday, June 27, 2013

Facts About Port Said Activities

Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometers along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian ports due to its distinctive location on the entrance of the most significant waterway in the world (The Suez Canal) and in the middle of the biggest merchant shipping line between Europe and the east.

It is moreover the biggest transit port in the world. Has been established to commemorate the martyrs of Port Said in the battles and have been building this monument in the form of an obelisk Pharaonic covered with granite gray imitation of our ancestors the pharaohs who lived obelisks in places of their victory over the enemy, and this obelisk erected on the base above the flame and the bottom promising museum called the Museum of victory, This museum presents the history of Port Said and championships and victories and the people inside the cinema hall for senior visitors to the province, was this museum represents the interface Port expressive about its history and its struggle.

The Port Said port lies to the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian ports due to its distinctive location on the entrance of the most significant waterway in the world (The Suez Canal) and in the middle of the biggest merchant shipping line between Europe and the east. It is moreover the biggest transit port in the world.

Port Said is also an important harbor for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said. The Lighthouse of Port Said was built in 1869 by Francois Coignet using reinforced concrete for the first time in the history, the height of the lighthouse is 56 meters.

There are several tours from Port Said going to the nearby tourist attractions like Cairo trips from Port Said, City sightseeing and Giza Pyramids excursions from Port Said.

 Port Said Shore Excursions are available as below: