Egypt hopes to utilise pyramids in Danshur

16th May 2012

Ever heard of the Red and Bent Pyramids in Egypt? You soon will have!

A project is set to get under way to make the pyramids a tourist beacon in their own right.

Located in the region of Dahshur, some 40km away from Cairo, the Red and Bent Pyramids attract a lot of tourists each year, but tourism chiefs want to encourage travellers to spend more time in this remote part of country. Instead of a whistle stop tour, they hope people will stay and sample the culture that the city has to offer.

When you think of Egypt, you traditionally think of the pyramids in Giza. These ancient landmarks attract thousands of visitors each year, with the economy of city benefiting greatly from such levels of tourism.

Now the Dahshur scheme hopes to achieve something similar. Adel El Gendy is the coordinator of the national project which hopes to attract 25 million holidaymakers by 2020.

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