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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is a town in south-eastern Egypt on the west coast of the Red Sea. It has recently grown and gained popularity as a tourist destination due to its beautiful coral reefs and scuba diving areas.

Marsa Alam is situated near the Tropic of Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea. Its scenic view has the appearance of a tropical paradise with its endless palm trees, mangroves and sea coasts outlines with barrier coral reefs. It has already gained a strong reputation amongst professional scuba divers due to its numerous and virgin diving sites both along the coast and offshore. Many divers have spotted sightings of spinner dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks, which are common in the waters of Marsa Alam.

Climate :

Average temperatures during the winter months range from 18°C to 35°C and during the summer months from 20°C to 45°C. The temperature of the Red Sea at this location during the year ranges from 22°C to 29°C.

Places to visit :

Emerald Mines
Temple of Seti I at Khanais
Quseir Fortress
Myos Homios

Did you know :

Marsa Alam is home to several sites of ancient ruins dating back thousands of years. These ruins include the 6000-year old Temple of Seti and the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics written on the rocks of Wadi Hammamat near the Red sea

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