Nile Delta attractions

Archaeological Site in Nile Delta

Tanis

Just outside the village of San Al Hagar, 70km northeast of Zagazig, are the partly excavated ruins of Tanis, a city known as Djanet to the ancient Egyptians and Zoan to the Hebrews. Some call it the Saqqara of the …
Market in Nile Delta

Birqash Camel Market

Egypt’s largest camel market is held at Birqash (pronounced Bir’ash), a small village 35km northwest of Cairo, just on the edge of the Delta’s cultivated land. It's not for the faint of heart – many traders treat th…
Archaeological Site in Zagazig

Temple of Bubastis

Festivals held at the Temple of Bubastis once attracted more than 700,000 revellers who sang, danced, feasted, consumed great quantities of wine and offered sacrifices to the goddess Bastet. Khufu and Khafre started…
Mosque in Tanta

Mosque of Al Sayyed Ahmed Al Badawi

Al Badawi, born in Morocco, came to Tanta in 1234, and founded one of Egypt's largest Sufi orders, the Badawiya. Once you're inside the mosque, to the left is Al Badawi’s shrine lit with green fluorescent lights and…
Museum in Tanta

Tanta Museum

The Tanta Museum is closed, and there's no known date for its reopening. If it is open though, it houses a good collection of artefacts found in the area around Tanta, excavated from the ancient sites of Sais, Naucr…