Wadi Feiran is mostly visited for its Orthodox Convent. The functioning, newer complex is in a beautiful garden along the main road, located right next to some older ruins. Opposite is Jebel Tahouna, with some hermit caves at its base and the ruins of a church on top, marking the spot from where Moses is believed to watch the fight with the Amelekites below. The view from here is dominated by the towering mass of Jebel Serbal, possibly the most beautiful mountain in the Sinai – it was believed in early ages to be the true Mt. Sinai.
Getting there and around
Main locations: 1. the Convent of Wadi Feiran; 2. Jebel Tahouna; 3. Bedouin garden camps; 4. Ruins of old convent; and 5. Wadi Feiran center (Markez Feiran).
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