Port Said (Bur Said) is a city in Egypt, with a unique location on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, facing its twin city, Port Fouad (Bur Fouad). Lying at the junction of Africa & Asia, it is a famous and vital sea route between east & west.
It is a modern city which offers fine weather all year, a long attractive beach extended by the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered a summer resort by Egyptians and the beach is lined with vacation bungalows. The main street, with most commercial enterprises, is Sharia Palestine.
Attractions include the huge ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal, the colonial architecture of the 19th century in the town center, the National Museum and Military Museum.
Things to see and do
* Port facilities
* Supertankers and ships passing through the canal
* Tenneis and El Farama islands
* Port Said Military Museum
* San El Hagar town
Cruise Season – Oct – April
Currency – Egyptian pound (LE) (EGP)
Language – Arabic
Population – 500,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +20
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Port Said.
Transport Links – There are direct train and bus connections with Alexandria and Cairo daily. There are also bus services available to Luxor and Hurghada.
There are international airports located at Cairo and Hurghada.