San al Hajar al Qibliyah Things to Do
in Tanis , there are so many nilemeters , those are holes which are used to adjust the level of the nile river . be careful when taking photos not to fall at the edge.Add to your Trip Planner
San al Hajar al Qibliyah Transportation
how to get there
Okay , I'm going to explain how to make it , but really this kind of trip is not for a solo female traveller , you have to get a partener ..
You can reach San El-hagar by heading to Faquoos first from Cairo "Aboud station" using a microbus or shared taxi (aka peugeot) , then from Faquoos , take a microbus to San Al-hagar . microbuses are not comfortable , and in my opinion it is not suitable for a solo female traveller that does not speak arabic .
The trip would take about 3 hours from Cairo (it is 200 KM)Add to your Trip Planner
San al Hajar al Qibliyah Warnings and Dangers
do not go alone
San Al-Hagar is not a place to go alone , You should have a company , specially if you are a woman , it is prefered to go with a company if you a man though ..
when I went there, I was the only one in that desert !! I meant it , now one was there ,except the security men who were so far from the location of the statues ..you might be attached by a dog or whatever , I have not seen any dogs , but I have seen their footprints ,or maybe they were for foxes or worse ,who knows ! :D
Also there are some holes in the sand ,I do not know for what kind of animals they are !!Add to your Trip Planner
San al Hajar al Qibliyah Tourist Traps
do the following
1- bring sun blocker cream . specially if you are in summer.
2- bring water , two bottles or more of you are in summer ..
3- bring a hat , specially if you are in summer.
4-do not go there in the summer .
5-bring food with you , you will not find any good restaurants in San AL-Hagar.Add to your Trip Planner