Sudan is considered one of the few countries which enjoy a variety of tourism resources.
These resources are represented in the Red Sea Coast which extends for more than 850 kilometers and is characterized by many tourist attractions, including diving and under-water photography, besides boat rowing and water skiing.
The Red Sea Coast enjoys many gulfs and coral reefs as the area is free from contamination which plagues many seas and tourist areas in the world. Sudan also enjoys an ancient heritage in the field of civilizations and antiquities representing a great attraction for tourists both from within and outside the country. This heritage is centered in the Northern areas including Al-Naga', Al-Musawarat, Karima, Al-Berkal, Merwie, Dongola and others.
Sai Island lies to the south of the second cataract. It contains many antiquities including temples, monuments and cemeteries which almost represent all the cultural periods of the first Stone Age. They also represent the Pharaohnic period till the advent of the Ottoman Rule.
It contained some temples which represent the Pharaohnic period, besides some other cemeteries concerning Nabta and Merwie.
It contained a temple that dates back to the Pharaohnic period and other antiquities of Egyptian and Merwatic origins.
Egyptian writings have been found in this area inscribed on rocks lying near the third cataract and a statue which dates back to the Merwatic period.
It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Sudan. It enjoys huge buildings made of unbaked bricks and is known as "Al-Duafoofah", which dates back to the Third Millennium B.C.
This site is found on Argo Island, south of the Third Cataract and contains a Koshite temple and antiquities that date back to the Merwatic and Christian periods.
This site has a number of temples of Egyptian origin as it also represents the Kush era.
This is the capital of the lower Christian Nubia Kingdom (Mayuria). It was a church which has now been changed into a mosque. There are also houses, palaces and cemetries in this area.
It is regarded as the religious capital of Nabta Kingdom. It lies near the Fourth Cataract and contains some antiquities including temples, palaces, pyramids and cemeteries which date back to different periods since the time of the Pharaohnic era, Nabta and Merwie.
This site contains pyramids and royal cemeteries as a number of members of the ruling dynasty had been buried there during Nabta era.
This location is famous for a group of cemeteries inscribed on rocks with ornaments that date back to the era of Nabta's first kings.
This site is an oasis in Bayoudah desert, a few kilometers away from Merowe town. Al-Ghazali contains relics of the Christian era.
This is the capital of Kosh Kingdom (Old Merowe). It enshrines some pyramids, temples and relics of a royal town.
This area represents a religious centre that dates back to the Merwatic period. It contains temples with remarkable inscriptions and a great building made of sand stones which is called the great yard.
This site is similar to yellow Musawarat; it represents a religious centre lying in Al-Butana region (in the central part of the country). It contains many ornamented and inscribed temples, besides cemeteries and relics of a town.
It represents the remains of Merowe town and contains relics of a royal palace and many other relics.
This site comprises relics of beautiful buildings made of coral rocks of special Islamic architectural style.
This western-Sudanese mountain range is dominated by the second-highest mountain in the Sudan, known as Jebel Marra. This is an extinct volcano which rises to a height of 3071 metres.
The combination of hills, rivers, and beautiful valleys surrounding the mountain is a good spot to experience.
Two towns of great tourist interest, Nyala and Quaila, surrounds the second-highest mountain in Sudan, the Jebel Marra Mountains.
At the base of the mountain range lies the town of Nyala, and this town forms a good starting point for an exploration of the surrounding mountainous countryside. It is a beautiful region of hills, rivers and orchards, and is an interesting spot for walking enthusiasts. There is a waterfall near the village of Quaila and some hot springs near the crater of the volcano itself.
Places to visit in Omdurman
The Souq (Omdurman Market).
This is the largest in the Sudan, and has an interesting variety of goods on display. Ivory and ebony candlesticks are carved by market craftsmen, goldsmiths and silversmiths fashion all kinds of jewelry in their shop-fronts, and the atmosphere is lively and bustling. The best time to visit is on Friday mornings.
The Camel Market, this is situated about 2km north of Omdurman's main souq. Animals are mostly brought from eastern or western areas of the Sudan.
Tomb of the Mahdi, on the death of the Mahdi in 1885, his body was entombed in a silver-domed mosque in Omdurman. This was completely destroyed by Kitchener in 1898, when the Mahdi's body was burned and his ashes thrown into the river. In 1947 the Mahdi's son had the mosque and tomb rebuilt. Not surprisingly, it is closed to foreigners, but can be viewed from the outside.
It situated opposite the Mahdi's tomb. Once the home of the Mahdi's successor, the house was built of mud and brick in 1887, and is now a museum. It contains relics from Mahdiyya battles, including guns, war banners and suits of mail. An interesting collection of photographs depicts the city of Khartoum at the time of the Mahdi's revolt and its subsequent occupation by the British.
In Omdurman you must see the Sufi ritual of drumming and trance dancing - about 2 hour before sunset and Friday prayer - it is northwest the river in Omdurman. Very welcoming, party like atmosphere, where prayer is a rite of celebration.
Places to visit in Khartoum
This contains antiquities and artefacts from several periods of Sudanese history and pre-history, including glassware, pottery, statuary and figurines from the ancient kingdom of Cush. Ancient Nubia's Christian period is well-represented, with frescoes and murals from ruined churches, dating from the 8th to the 15th century. The Museum's garden contains two reconstructed temples, which have been salvaged from the Nubian land flooded by Lake Nasser. These Egyptian temples of Buhen and Semna were originally built by Queen Hatshepsut and Pharaoh Tuthmosis III respectively. The temples have corrugated iron
covers built over them to protect them from humidity during the wet season. The original concept was to roll back these covers during the dry season, but whether this ever happened or not is unclear. The covers are rusted into place and are now permanent and immovable!
This is a small museum which contains an interesting collection of items relating to Sudanese village life. These include musical instruments, clothing, cooking and hunting implements.
A walk around Tuti Island, situated in the middle of the confluence of the two branches of the Nile, can take about 4 hours. The less populated northern section is pretty, with its shady lanes, and irrigated fields, and there is a great little coffee stall under a tree on the western side.
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