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Enter the Suez Canal at Suez

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Where the Sinai Peninsula bifurcates the Red Sea, it divides the waterway into two distinct areas, the Gulf of Suez to the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. The division began relatively recently in geological terms, about 28 million years...

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The longest swing bridge in the world spans the Suez Canal near Ismailia, Egypt. The location of the bridge provides a mini history in the challenges of spanning the canal in a troubled region. The first train bridge spanned the canal starting in...

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The Great Bitter Lake and the Small Bitter Lake are saltwater lakes that exist today as parts of the Suez Canal, but were originally dry valleys before the canal flooded them. The lakes have seen their share of the effects of warfare in the...

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The Suez Canal is unique among the world’s canals as it has no locks, so seawater flows freely between the Mediterranean and Red seas. Because of the location of the Bitter Lakes in the middle of the canal, the current in the water north of...

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For unparalleled views of the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Suez, you can't beat a walk along Al Corniche. Noteworthy landmarks that you'll want to see are a giant statue of King Thutmose III, at the western end of the Corniche, and statues of two...