El-Samaeyeen, a side of Sharm el Sheikh that may surprise you

Recently we showed you photos of our tour to St Catherine’s Monastery https://naturetravelegypt.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/saint-catherines-monastery/
Inside the Monastery and sitting next to the church is a mosque, and seeing the two together got us thinking about all the beautiful churches and mosques in Egypt.

Many people come to Egypt for the antiquities or for sun and sea fun, but Egypt holds centuries of other treasures including its religious buildings. This week we will show you some of them, starting with this slideshow of El-Samaeyeen Cathedral in Sharm el Sheikh.

The building is an impressive landmark in Sharm, sitting above the city with the Sinai Mountains as backdrop, but you really need to go inside because it is the paintings on its interior walls that are its secret riches, and they present stories from the Bible in a unique way.

At a time when religious views in Egypt are in the world media spotlight not in the most positive way, we would like to show you that there are beautiful and positive experiences to be had in the many places religious and spiritual you can visit here.

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Our company, Nature Travel, is located in Sinai. For 30 years we have been operating in this region, specializing in desert safaris by camel or jeep, and high -mountain trekking. We also offer a wide range of other services, including hotel reservations and a variety of trips all over Egypt. Our staff are experienced professionals, with multilingual abilities. One of our specializations is the Sinai desert and our staff have extensive knowledge of its flora and fauna, as well as a deep understanding of the traditional Bedouin way of life. 90% of our company personnel, including drivers, guides and cooks, are local Bedouins. They are here to guide you through the majestic Sinai desert, and to help you have an experience of a lifetime. Our transport fleet consists of land cruisers and buses, ideal for both groups and individuals. All are air-conditioned and up-to-date models, for travel in safety and comfort. www.naturetravelegypt.com
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