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Salah El-Din Castle

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Address: Island of the Pharaoh, Taba, Egypt
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Good snorkeling site

As we approach this island, our boat crew told us it is the Saladin's Castle Island. The castle looked small and in good shape but a little further out there was some ruin walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As we approach this island, our boat crew told us it is the Saladin's Castle Island. The castle looked small and in good shape but a little further out there was some ruin walls. We do not know if one is allowed to visit but there was a jetty. We only snorkeled in the surrounding waters of this island as... More 

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Port Said, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

How did they build this years ago in the middle of the water and it is still there. Beautiful view of the castle, quick boat trip, amazing water around the castle. Better to go there early in the morning or afternoon, sun is very hot there.

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Fascinating and well worth the visit, it was pleasing to see that restoration work was taking place and they they appeared to be succeeding in drawing tourists in. Cairo itself whilst interesting leave's a lot to be desired; again unfinished buildings, rubbish everywhere etc but it was a pleasant change to see manicured gardens and a bit of pride in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This visit deserve the trip where you will enjoy the experience in the last point in Egypt insight the sea in a historical castle.

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Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the place is amazing it gives you great view of the mountains and the borders of Egypt. it's worth visiting it could a bit costy as there aren't a lot of visitors and u go to it by boat. we were a group of 4 we paid around 100

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The police didn't allow us to take the assigned launch to get to the castle an have a better sight seeing and we ended up seeing it from very far away and unfortunately there was nothing special to see there.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The sight is great, amazing view, great place to hang out in a good weather! there was more than a place inside the castle (Mosque, Musems..ect), I had some pretty pictures.

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Cairo, Egypt
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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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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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