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El Minya

The city of El Minya in Egypt is located at a distance of 153 miles from Cairo, where the Upper Egypt ends and Lower Egypt starts. This provincial capital is also known as the 'bride of Upper Egypt'.
The city was once an important cotton manufacturing centre. The Greek and Egyptian houses, which have now been turned into government premises, were used for that purpose. The city is also known for the processing of sugar and for the soap and perfume industries.

The tourists visiting the city can stay at the hotels located near El Minya, which provide them with all kinds of modern facilities. Some of these hotels are Ibn Khassib Hotel, Mercure Nefertiti & Aton, Lotus Hotel and King Ekhenaon Hotel El Menya. The hotels provides with 24-hour service, call facilities, television, air conditioned rooms, laundry, restaurant, coffee shop and so on.

The Corniche near the River Nile, El-Lamati Mosque and the El-Umra Mosque are some of the tourist attractions in El Minya. The El-Umra Mosque is the oldest mosque in the town. The Christian and Muslim cemetery that is known as Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen is located at a little distance from the city. The word Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen means a place of the dead. This is considered to be one of the largest cemeteries in the world.

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