located at the Red Sea Coast in Egypt, is surprising but very interesting.
|El Gouna, near Hurghada Beach view- own picture taken in 2009|
The village of what's now Hurghada was settled in 1905. It was named after a
plant which grew naturally in the environment in ancient times.
In 1913, oil was discovered. The exploitation and export started in 1921 by
British oil magnates.
It was King Farouk I of Egypt who ordered to build a recreation center in
King Farouk I of Egypt, Source picture: Wikipedia
Under president Nasser the nationalization of Egypt's industries was turned over
to armed forces.
During the war of 1973, Hurghada 's harbor was the target of Israeli troops.
|Hurghada Harbor and the building works of the El Mina mosque- |
own picture taken in 2009
Nowadays Hurghada is a great tourist retreat. It provides sport facilities for
windsurfers, kite surfers, yachtsmen, scuba drivers and snorkelers.
Near Hurghada many resort towns were build inter alia:
and my favorite El Gouna.
|Hurghada Harbor - own picture taken in 2009|