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Saint Catherine

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Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights. Hundreds of monasteries, ancient ruins, and burial sites dot the mountainous landscape, so you'll find plenty of places to visit on your tour of Saint Catherine. The town provides all the basic modern amenities and makes a great base for climbing Mount Sinai or visiting the 6th-century monastery, where according to the Bible, the miracle of the burning bush happened. Saint Catherine is in Red Sea and Sinai. Use our Egypt day trip tool to arrange your visit to Saint Catherine and other destinations in Egypt.
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You'll find plenty of campsites, guesthouses, and hotels in and around the remote town of Saint Catherine, offering easy access to the famous monastery and for the climb to the summit of Mount Sinai. A few establishments offer dorm-style accommodations, in addition to private rooms and lodgings with shared facilities.
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