Holidaymakers in Hurghada
are taking advantage of the proximity of the monumental sites of Luxor and the wonders of the city of Cairo to add a cultural dimension to their sunny seaside holiday.
The general manager of the Information Centre of the Red Sea announced that in April alone nearly 100,000 tourists to the beaches and resorts of Hurghada
took the chance to travel to some of Egypt's historical sites.
In April alone, 72,041 visitors explored Luxor to the south and 18,839 ventured north to Cairo.
Luxor has been referred to as "the world's greatest open air museum" and features various temple complexes within its urban environment and across the Nile lies Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered.
An escape to these venues is seen by the sun seekers as a way of absorbing some culture safe in the knowledge that at the end of the day-long or two day trip they will be able to return to the comfort of a luxurious hotel, and to the long stretches of beach.
Travellers who want to unwind but like the possibility of seeing antiquity face to face can take cheap flights to Hurghada
, where there is a range of holiday accommodation.
Article ID: 243, Posted: Thu, 17 May 2007 17:06:28 GMT