siesmic activity and the tremendous eruptive phenomena have
given Sinai its characteristic looks. The highest mountains
are the Gebel Musa (Moses’ mountain) with
2,285 metres, and the Sinai's highest mountain Mount
St. Catherine (Gebel Kathrina) with 2,642 metres.
Many of the Pharaohs got their precious stones from the
The west coast - reaching from Ras
Mohammed to Taba - is filled with
rich coral reefs sections, one after another. This under
water paradise is giving ideal conditions for flora
and marine fauna,
and finally nowadays for divers.
The northern part of Sinai
mainly consists of sandstone plains and hills. The Tih
Plateau forms the boundary between the northern
area and the southern mountainous with towering peaks.
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