When I was first informed that our crew will be visiting Ras Muhammed’s National Park in Sharm El Sheikh, I had nothing in mind, with what my ears have heard, I couldn't do anything but to draw an image of simplicity for such a place. But little did I know that my eyes will perceive indescribable beauty. Once I got to Ras Muhammed, I wondered how the dry area of the land at the park was once a part of a lost marine world.
Sightseeing in the Red Sea
What is so special about Ras Muhammed sightseeing, beside its huge space of 480 km square and a stunning view across the red sea, is that you can clearly see the Red Sea syncing along with the sky wherever you go, amazing scene of open blue horizons.
Ras Muhammed has various locations to visit and discover; you can hike up a hill and enjoy the whole overview of the place from high above over both the Gulf of Aqabah & Suez, it’s so beautiful to tour your eyes around nature while you are on top of it, I have definitely enjoyed relaxing on the highest peak of the preservation’s site. The landscape as a whole was spectacular!
An Abundant Underwater Life Attraction
Scuba diving and snorkeling are of course the big reason to attract many to Ras Muhammed, I myself had a blast moving around with my fins and mask following different groups of fish everywhere. It’s said that there are over 220 species of corals and almost 1,000 species of fish existing at the park in the Red Sea. Ras Muhammed has every right to be considered as one of the finest diving sites of the world, moreover, there is a “Shark Observation” site, that’s why protect everything you find of nature around you.
The History Behind Ras Muhammed
Let me tell you its story from the beginning, back in 1983, Ras Muhammed was declared as an Egyptian National Park for it’s treasured marine and mangrove, it was declared for protection from fishing and harmful activities and devoted to Eco tourism. In May 2011 fishing was allowed at Ras Muhammed yet that came to an end in June 2011. And currently, Ras Muhammed holds the title of the “highest attraction site in Sharm El Sheikh” on the Red Sea.
Travel is not enjoyable unless you get to really taste and feel the traditional oriental local experiences of people and...Read More.
Subscribe to our newsletter and get exclusive materials you wont find anywhere else straight to your inbox!
Interested to write for Egyptolution?
Share your piece with us!
How Egyptolution has come to pace with Egyptian travel is an interesting story that was born as a result of Egypt after the Revolution of Jan25, 2011; and with the new rise of Egypt, a new partnership of travel novelty has taken place between Malak Mitch, Founder and Managing Director, and I (Christine Ghobrial, Managing Editor) where we have decided together to build a new threshold of communication ... Read More.