"The Colored Canyon and Nuweiba" Nuweiba` by myriam_c

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The Colored Canyon

The Colored Canyon has become a popular safari trek and lies between St. Catherine's Monastery and the town of Nuweiba. The strange rock formations and colored canyon walls are dramatic and the silence within is an added value.

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Nuweiba is a coastal town in the Sinai peninsula located between the popular resort of Naama Bay and the Israeli border. It's fairly unspoilt and typical upto now but investors are planning to build large hotels along the coastline south and north of Nuweiba in order to connect it with Taba in the north and Dahab in the south.

Nuweiba is an oasis in the South Sinai and the town was given back to Egypt in 1982 after the Camp David Peace Treaty. Until then Nuweiba was isolated without any infrastructure. With the establishment of Nuweiba Port, the connection between Egypt and Jordan, the city started to grow. People came to live here because there were good job opportunities, houses and schools were built, shops and businesses were established and the need was born to build a highway through the high Sinai mountains in order to connect the Egyptian mainland with the Sinai Peninsula.

Nuweiba is now frequently visited by travelers. Either as a side-trip from a 'safari' in the Sinai mountains or because of its beautiful sandy beach with amazing coral reefs and underwater world.

  • Last visit to Nuweiba`: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 12, 2003
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2008 at 1:53 AM

    just the sort of place Id love to see!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2006 at 1:30 AM

    I bet the drive to the Colored Canyon was almost as exciting as the canyon itself! Looks fabulous!

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 3:10 PM

    I was in Nuweiba 32 years ago!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2003 at 1:59 AM

    Fantastic nature, December sunshine and desert!

  • 10eke's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2003 at 1:04 AM

    Prachtige foto's Myriam. Als je nog eens naar zoiets gaat zou je voor een mooie foto wat water moeten meenemen. Die rode steen is heel mooi als je hem nat maakt. hoor de fotograaf is weer bezig he ;-)

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 1:52 PM

    prachtige foto's zeg, wat een ervaring!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 8:41 AM

    Prachtige fotos..van de camel en het kleine meisje zijn heel mooi!!En lekker weer!!

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 9:18 AM

    Look at you with that great tan in December!


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