Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The City of Madaba in Jordan

By Seif Kamel
  The city of Madaba is among the most distinctive touristic destinations
tourists who travel to Jordan are keen to explore. Located only 33
kilometers to the South West of Amman, the Jordanian capital, this
makes it a wonderful destination for day and half-day tours.
   The city was established by the Kingdom of Moab around the 13 th
century BC. It played a significant role during the Byzantine period.
Madaba hosted a large number of churches.
   The major attractions of the city of Madaba include ancient Byzantine
mosaics that are included inside the famous Archeological Park of the
city. There are also the mosaics of the ancient Roman camp that was
founded around the middle of the 5 th century BC.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Princesses’ Islands in Turkey

By Seif Kamel
   Located in the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, the Princesses’ Island
consists of a group of islands that range in their size and population.
However, the overall surface area of all islands consists of around 15
square kilometers.
   Tourists who enjoy their vacations in Turkey would visit the Princesses’
Islands for its magnificent natural beauty. This is in addition to the horse
carriages that are used as the main mean of transportation, in addition to
bikes and motorbikes. Cars are prohibited in the islands.
   The Princesses’ Islands are considered among the best places for half-
day tours in Turkey, especially during the summer season. A ferry boat
takes travelers who tour Turkey to the islands. The most remarkable
among the Princesses’ Islands, there are Kınalıada, Burgazada,
Heybeliada and Büyükada.


Friday, July 26, 2019

The Monastery of Saint Naum in Macedonia

By Seif Kamel
   The Monastery of Saint Naum consists of a huge complex. Situated
around 29 kilometers away from Ohrid. The monastery is surely one of
the historical sites never to be missed by tourists who travel to
   The Monastery of Saint Naum is a large orthodox establishment.
Offering magnificent views of the Ohrid Lake, the impressive walls of
the complex is something to watch for.
   Founded at the beginning of the 10 th century AD. Saint Naum
commissioned it by himself where he was buried inside the church
located inside the monastery.
   The monastery is famous for its distinctive architecture and icons. It is
one of the remarkable Slavic buildings, constructed during the byzantine
times. The heart of the complex, where the Church of the Holy
Archangels is situated is perhaps the most notable.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico

By Seif Kamel
   The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico, commonly known as the Blue House, due to
the blue color of its walls, is a museum dedicated for the works of former Mexican
artist, Frida Kahlo. Today, it is one of the most interesting places to explore by
tourists who visit Mexico.
   Transformed into a museum in 1958, it hosts a distinctive collection of artisan
works of Frida Kahlo. This is in addition to many items illustrating the traditional
arts of Mexico. The museum is considered among the most visited by travelers
who enjoy their vacations in Mexico.
   The Blue House originally consisted of a large villa with three walls surrounding
the courtyard. Afterwards, another fourth wall was added so that the wall would be
surrounding the garden from all sides. Consisting of two floors, the house hosts
two bedrooms, studio, a large kitchen, and a dining room.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Monastery of Saint Paul in Egypt

By Seif Kamel
   Situated at the Eastern Desert of Egypt, around 300 kilometers away
from Zaafrana, overlooking the Red Sea, the Monastery of Saint Paul is
one of the remarkable Coptic historical sites in the land of the Nile.
   Saint Paul was born as the son of a wealthy tradesman in the
Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. However, when he converted
to Christianity he was the first worshipper to escape in the Eastern
Desert. Today, his monastery welcomes hundreds of tourists who visit
   The Monastery of St Paul was established around a cave where he
resided. Featured with many icons and morals of the Christ and the
Virgin Mary, the monastery is a great example of the Coptic designs and

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Temple of Universal Peace

By Seif Kamel
   Combining several styles and outlines of traditional outlines of Chinese
temples and monasteries dedicated for the cult of Buddha, the Temple of
Universal Peace is one distinctive monument. Many travel packages to
China include a visit to this remarkable site.
   The most marvelous feature of the Temple of Universal Peace is the
startling huge statue of Guanyin. Made out of the finest types of wood,
the statue has the height of 72 feet. It is considered the largest statue
made of wood all over the globe.
   Constructed around the end of the 18 th century, the Temple of Universal
Peace was established during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong. It was
created following the outlines and designs of an ancient temple
constructed at the Tibet.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Spanish Steps in Rome

By Seif Kamel
   Situated near the Piazza Navona Arena, the Spanish steps were
established at the beginning of the 18 th century, in 1726. The Spanish
Steps grab the attention of numerous tourists who travel to Italy.
   Named after the Spanish Steps, a remarkable church was established at
the end of the 15 th century. Named the Church of Scalinata Della Trinità
dei Monti, it was founded by the French to be used by Catholics who
live in Rome.
   A remarkable historical fountain, which dates to the 17 th century, 1629 to
be more exact, dominates the center of the arena where the Spanish
Steps is located. Many tourists who visit Italy are keen to take pictures
with the fountain at the background.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Karnak Temple in Egypt

By Seif Kamel
   There is nothing in the whole world to be compared to it! This is how a
famous historian described the Karnak complex of temples. This is
because of its immense size and rich glorious history. In fact, many
travel packages in Egypt include visits to the Karnak Temple.
   Established as early as the ruling period of the Middle Kingdom, more
than 4000 years ago, the construction of the Karnak Temple continued
over the course of 2000 years. All the kings of Egypt wanted their names
to be added to the list of contributors in the complex.
   Today, travelers enjoying their vacations in Egypt should never miss the
most marvelous features of the temple. These include the startling
hypostyle hall of Ramses II, the Avenue of Sphinxes that used to link the
temple with the Luxor Temple, the scared lake, and the popular scarab

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Friday, July 12, 2019

The Nicolaus Copernicus House in Poland

By Seif Kamel
   Among the historical sites tourists who spend their vacations in Poland
are keen to visit is the house of Nicolaus Copernicus, an astronomer who
was accredited for creating the real theory of the universe during the
15th century.
   Copernicus is the first scientists who was also able to was able to proof
to the world that earth is factually not the center of the universe. His
house was transformed into a museum afterwards which demonstrates
the life of the famous astronomer and the era between the 15 th and 16 th
   The most interesting displays of the museum include a scale model of
city of Torun more than 500 years ago. This model is automatically
operated with sound and lights offering guests a distinctive experience.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt

By Seif Kamel
   Featured with its distinctive layout and location at the foot of one of the
greatest mountains of the West Bank of Luxor, a visit to the mortuary
temple of Queen Hatshepsut is commonly included in many travel
packages to Egypt.
   Established around 4000 years ago, the Temple of Hatshepsut was
founded on the ruins of an older mortuary temple. The complex has
many marvelous features including the magnificent chapel of Hathour
and the chapel of Anubis.
   With its design and layout featured with its terraces, one after the other,
tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt should never miss the chance
to view and admire the various statues of the Queen disguised as a

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Rumeli Fortress

By Seif Kamel
   Located in Istanbul, the Rumeli Fortress is one of the distinctive
historical sites included in several tours to Turkey. It was established by
Sultan Mohamed El Fateh around the middle of the 15 th century and he
utilized it as a stronghold for all his conquests especially that of
   Among the amazing facts about this impressive fortress is that although
it was only built during 4 months. This is despite the fact that its walls
are 82 meters of height. Today, it is among the highlights commonly
visited by many tourists who travel to Turkey.
   When the Ottomans took control of Constantinople, the fortress was
used as a jail and an important checkpoint. Unfortunately, the Rumeli
Fortress witnessed large destructions. However, it remained as a
significant Ottoman military establishment until the 19 th century. Today,
it was transformed into a museum that welcomes many tourists enjoying
their vacations in Turkey.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Castle of Azraq in Jordan

By Seif Kamel
   Situated around 100 kilometers to the East of Amman, the Azraq Castle
was originally established as Roman stronghold. However, it was largely
rebuilt and renovated by the Mamluks during the 13th century. Many
travel packages to Jordon include a visit to this ancient castle.
   The Azraq Castle hosts the only source of fresh water in the desert
surrounding it. This is why it gathers many birds from all over the
region. This is why it would a marvelous destination for an afternoon
   The castle now consists of a huge rectangle shaped structure that is 80
meters’ length and 72 meters’ width. It was constructed out of black
basalt rocks and consisted of three floors, but only two of them
remained. The castle hosts several monitoring towers, a mosque, horses’
stables, and a prison.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

The Bou Inania Madrassa in Fes

By Seif Kamel
   Fes would be an amazing destination for those who are
fond of Islamic monuments. The city quite a diversified
group of various Islamic establishments. There is also for
example Al Atarein Mosque that is located to the North of
Al Qarawien Mosque.
   One of the most elegant historical attractions in Fes is the
Bou Inania Madrassa that was constructed in around the
middle of the 14 th century. It was established by Abou El
Inan Al Mariny who belonged to the Marinid dynasty.
The mosque and Madrasa, or Islamic teachings’ schools
are the best examples of the architecture of that period of
time. The mosque is featured with its rectangle shape. It
consists of a Sahn, or an open courtyard, a mosque, two
studying and teaching halls, rooms for the students, and a
wonderful minaret as well.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Bosporus Bridge in Turkey

By Seif Kamel
   Bridges play a major role in the peoples’ lives. For centuries, they have
been utilized to facilitate passages between one place to another.
Istanbul, the Turkish capital, hosts one of the most remarkable bridges in
Europe. The Bosporus Bridge grabs the attention of many travelers who
tour Turkey.
   Linking the European section of Istanbul to the Asian section, the
Bosporus was constructed in 1973 and it is considered the largest
suspension bridge outside America.
   With the length of more than 1 and a half kilometers and the width of
around 33 meters, the Bosporus Bridge is quite impressive. Since its
construction and up till today, it played a vital role in transportation in
the charming city of Istanbul.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Lodi Gardens

By Seif Kamel
   In Asian countries with long rich history, like China and India, it is
always recommended to visit some of the historical gardens of the
country. Tourists who spend their vacations in India are encouraged to
explore parks like the Lodi Gardens located in Southern Delhi, the
Indian capital.
   Founded during the 15 th century, the Lodi Gardens welcome a large
number of travelers who tour India. The garden itself is quite pleasant
with some wonderful trees and various roses.
  Around the center of the garden, there is the Great Dome, or Bara
Gambad. This remarkable mausoleum is characterized by its grey and
black bricks and remarkable interior ornaments.
  There is also the Crystal Dome, or Shish Gombad, popular for its blue
ceramics and the Quran verses inscriptions all over the walls from
inside. The octagonal shape of the mausoleum of Mohamed Shah,
dating back to the 15 th century, grabs the attention of many tourists who
visit India.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo

By Seif Kamel
   Although the Jewish history in Egypt extends to the era of the
Old Testament and the Pharaonic period, only a few Jewish
monuments remained in Egypt until today. Some Egypt travel
packages include visits to various Jewish monuments around the
   Perhaps the most famous Jewish monument in the land of the
Nile is the Ben Ezra Synagogue located in Coptic Cairo, near
downtown in the Egyptian capital.
   The Ben Ezra Synagogue was factually a church that was
established during the 8 th century. However, almost all the
sections of the church were badly damaged by the 11 th century
and the land was sold to Ben Ezra, a Rabbi who originates from
Jerusalem who built this distinctive Synagogue in Cairo.
   The extensive restoration works carried out in the Ben Ezra
Synagogue in 1980s unearthed many several rare manuscripts
and other historically significant documents. Today, many
tourists who travel to Egypt would pay the Ben Ezra Synagogue
a visit.

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