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===By boat===
===By boat===
[ Louis Cruise Lines] from Limassol (Cyprus)
[ Louis Cruise Lines] from Limassol (Cyprus)
==Get around==
==Get around==

Revision as of 22:13, 5 October 2008

Suez Channel, Port Said

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

Louis Cruise Lines from Limassol (Cyprus)

Get around

  • Free shuttle between Port Said and Port Fouad.


  • 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.


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



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.



Lots of nice and cheap fruit bars.


Get out

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

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