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Port Said

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Port Said (Bur Said) is a city in Egypt, the entry point of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean. It is situated on one bank of the canal, facing its twin city, Port Fouad (Bur Fouad).

Get in

  • By train: direct connections with Alexandria and Cairo.
  • By boat: from the Mediterranean or from Suez.

Get around

  • Free shuttle between Port Said and Port Fouad.

See

  • The port facilities (modern & ancient)
  • The passing through of the canal convoys (supertankers and container ships)
  • The rests of the old town (bombed during the 1956 Canal War)
  • The bazaar.

Port Said Military Museum

Military Museum, Port Said.

Inaugurated in 1964. It consists of several halls which showcase several battles fought by the Egyptian Army and the people of Port Said:

  • the hall of ancient ages: pharaonic, Islamic and modern age
  • 1956 canal invasion
  • other wars against Israel (1967 & 1973).

Military/militaristic paintings, bas-reliefs, statues. Captured war material. Models.

Tel.066/224657

Entry: 5 EGP (as of 2007-04-11), camera 2 EGP.

Do

Buy

Some oldies from the French and English communities can be found from time to time (books...), and of course the unavoidable and omnipresent tourist collectibles.

Eat

Drink

Lots of nice and cheap fruit bars.

Sleep

Get out

No night life in Port Said or Port Fouad, except at the numerous chicha bars.




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