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El Quseyr

El Quseyr
El Quseir is a city in the province of the Red Sea, Egypt.

It is located on the shores of the Red Sea, near Egypt's oldest seaport - Safaga. El Quseir is located 75 km south of Safaga, 123 km from Hurghada and 70 km north of Marsa Alam airport.

The main attraction of El Quseir is its old fortress, located in the city. This castle dates back to 16th century which was in the era of the Sultan of the Empire. He founded the fortress of Sultan Selim.

El Quseir is a witness to many events that occured in the rich history of Egypt:

Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt sent ships of spices and herbs to the southern countries - Yemen and Somalia. According to the legends, one expedition brought two panthers and incense.

The Greeks called this port - MIOS Gormos.

29 May 1799 - during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, the French army invaded this ancient city.

Before the constuction of the Suez Canal, Quseir was an important seaport.

This small town has a population of approximately 30,000 people.  Over the past 10 years, a dozen world class hotels have been built here.  Tourists come to these hotels via two main airports - Hurghada and Marsa Alam.

El Quseir is also known for its excellent beaches and coastal coral reefs which support a rich marine life.

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