Saladin Citadel in Taba is now open to visitors
Saturday, 21 July 2012 10:46 GMT
Restoration works at Saladin Citadel on Pharaoh’s island in Taba South Sinai have been completed.
The work carried out included the renovation of the external fortress walls to keep them from erosion and collapse due to strong waves, particularly in winter. Signboards with detailed information have been added. In addition, a secured for the visit of the fortress top, as well as, a complete lighting system was added. The lighting system will make of the island a beautiful site at night, visible to the neighboring countries and an inviting touristic and cultural site. The project also includes the establishment of a diving center.
He also discussed with the concerned Authorities a comprehensive plan to secure the island and the roads leading to, noting that the idea of linking the island to the land of the Sinai Peninsula through a tubular will be considered, to facilitate the visit of the island.
Saladin Citadel in Taba is one of the most prominent archaeological treasures in the heart of the Aqaba Gulf that offers the visitors the opportunity to enjoy both architectural and archaeological beauty together with the blue Gulf waters, which hide some of the rarest aquatic treasures and Coral reefs around the island that made of this area one of the most renown diving ones.
Saladin chose a strategic location in the Pharaoh’s island and built his castle on a hill high above sea level on a a steep difficult climb, also water tanks are dug into the rock to ensure full means of protection and sustenance, thus representing the best choice of the past, present and future.