Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

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Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

Post by newcastle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:57 pm

https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/07/20/ ... red-hotel/

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“Ibrahim also mentioned the new vision of using the mountainous highlands surrounding it to build a new hotel or motels in Nubian architectural style, as well as bazaars, cafeterias and restaurants.

The vision also includes the establishment of a museum that tells the story of the rescue of the temples similar to the museum of Abu Simbel, to provide all the historical and archaeological information and enjoy a full touristic experience.”

Yuk!!

Hope I’ll be long dead before they desecrate this peaceful spot.



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Re: Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

Post by Horus » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:38 pm

I second that last comment.
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Re: Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

Post by newcastle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:47 pm

Horus wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:38 pm
I second that last comment.
That could be taken the wrong way! :cry:

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Re: Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

Post by Who2 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:53 pm

Right oh! 'that'll bring them all flocking back, those elusive tourists. Just after a quick visit to the new
museum and a McDonalds in downtown new Cairo..ffs.... 8)

Quote: 'desecrate this peaceful spot ? 'It's only peaceful if there ain't no tourists, tour guides or hustling guardians.
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Re: Philae Island to be turned into a tourist Mecca.

Post by Horus » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:22 am

Never found it much of a hassle myself, maybe the fact that you have to get there via a small boat controlls the numbers better.
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