El Tor Tourism

El Tor (Arabic: الطور‎‎ aṭ-Ṭūr / et-Ṭūr Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [etˈtˤuːɾ]), also transliterated as Al-Tur and At-Tur and known as Tur Sinai, formerly Raithu, is the capital of South Sinai Governorate of Egypt. The name of the city comes from the Arabic name of the mountain where the prophet Moses received the tablets from God; this mountain is called Jabal Al Tor. The El Tor strain of cholera was discovered there in 1905. It was a quarantine camp for Pilgrims returning from Hajj. The Raithu desert is situated around El Tor, between Saint Catherine and the Red Sea. It is part of the Archdiocese of Mount Sinai and Raithu of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The "Martyrs of Raithu" were 43 anchorites slain by nomadic tribes during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. Christian monks fleeing persecutions had been present since the 3rd century, and the Raithu monastery (or Rutho) was commissioned in the 6th century by Byzantine emperor Justinian. The latter was proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage site on November 1, 1994 in the Cultural category.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for El Tor in Egypt. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore El Tor like a local. After your splendid visit to El Tor, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sharm El-sheikh. Sharm El-sheikh is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Ras Mohamed National Park, Soho Square, Shark's Bay Beach. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to El Tor.

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  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in El Tor

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 13.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 10.6 USD

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