Geotourism in Egypt and its Economic and Culture Impact

Kholoud Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, Mohamed Galal Hussien


Egypt is one of the most significant historical areas on earth, with a variety of natural geological and archaeological attractions. There are hot springs, caves, mountains, fossiliferous areas, ancient mines, and ancient monuments erected by pharos. Such sites have significant scientific and scenic value.
Geo-tourism is not well known in Egypt, although the country possess plenty of geo-sites could promote this branch of tourism. This research is focusing on the important geosites and how we can initiate this kind of tourism in Egypt.
Egypt encompasses many architectural wonders that span time from the pharonic age passing through Christian and Islamic ages. Egypt is also one of the few places in the world where the historical manifestation of culture is imprinted in rocks; the rocks are present in south of the eastern desert of Egypt.
Little, if any attention is given by the tourism industry to the geological features and available tourist guides and brochures on these geologic sites are rarely found the geological sites in Egypt are diverse and encompass historic geotourism sites, Religious tourism and geology, geologic features and landscape geology.
It was found that geological tourism mainly not known in Egypt and to convince people to initiate this kind of tourism, it must be of economic impact on the country, otherwise people will never work in this kind of tourism.


Geotourism; GeoGuide; Economic impact; Egypt

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