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Salah El-Din Castle

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Address: Island of the Pharaoh, Taba, Egypt
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very beautiful and remote

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Cairo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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273 helpful votes 273 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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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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
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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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