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Salah El-Din Castle

Address: Island of the Pharaoh, Taba, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Taba
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

- good place to snorkel - see Taba in Egypt- Jordan - Saudi and Eilat from boat near the Island - take a boat trip

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Sea and view were beatiful, if you want to take some photo you must go thir because of view and wonderful sea and life under sea

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Arrived at Pharoah's Island just for a day trip from Jordan by boat (the only way there). The water surrounding the tiny island has excellent visibility, aquatic life and coral. The fortress itself is definitely an interesting piece of history but doesn't offer very much if you aren't interested in that part. We went with Sindbad Travel for $40USD, and... More 

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

it is about something we have read about in our books and it is more interesting to go and see it in reality because it is part of our history you need the passport and visa if you are coming from outside egypt

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I first was astonished when I saw it when driving to taba? What is this I have never heard of such a castle in this area neither we have ever studied its existence? Yes it is a beautiful castle in the middle of the water! I couldn't go to see it but I am planning one day!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did snorkelling, you can't go on to the Island because it's military area make sure you with guide informative about the history of the Island and the castle. The water is clear, with fantastic visibility Great for swimming and snorkelling, you will see some amazing fish and coral

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went on a good snorkelling trip from here. The best of the snorkelling was just off the island where this castle is. The sea was beatifully clear in a great location. It was very welcome break from the tedium of Taba Heights.

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Amman, Jordan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The castle is really small fortifications off of the Taba / Sinai coast line from medieval times. It is more "patched-up" than completely restored, but it does offer a pleasant "elevated" view of the both sides of the Aqaba gulf. It is a dry "outpost" with virtually no facilities whatsoever, so, if you're not set-up with supplies on your vessel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We wend scuba diving to see the corals and fish with the children via boat. All my children enjoyed the scuba diving experience even my 6 years old

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

this place dont have nothing to ofer you desert iland the boat stop fare away from iland and you must go by small boat the are nothing in the iland no food no drink only in the boat people ho want suimming can jump from the boat but you dont come to suim in boat the tour is 50 minute... More 

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