"Koh e Toor" in its full glory at sunrise. Located between the borders

"Koh e Toor" in its full glory at sunrise. Located between the borders of Israel & Egypt, it is under the protection of UNESCO. Special permission needs to be taken from higher authorities to visit this region. Reddish brown tinged mountain is a breathtaking sight especially at sunrise. There is a Church & a Mosque at the top of mountain & hundreds of people (Muslims, Christians & Jews) climb the mountain at night to be there before sunrise. At the base of mountain resides the Saint Catherine Monastery which still has that "burning bush" which is supposedly the same bush which was set on fire when prophet Moses conversed with Allah almighty. This monastery also has the copy of the letter signed by Prophet Muhammad PBUH which states that no Church or Christian will be hurt by Muslim invasion. That is why Saint Catherine is still safe & sound even after Muslim rule.

PS: No filter used in any picture.

"Koh e Toor" in its full glory at sunrise. Located between the borders
"Koh e Toor" in its full glory at sunrise. Located between the borders

13 Comments

  1. Please tell us how you made it to this great place.Can you tell us who grants the permission to visit this great site. Thanks

  2. Incredible. Had no idea about this… how far is it from cairo? Is it in sinai desert? Also how was permission taken?

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