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The town of St. Katherine is in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt at an elevation of about 1600 meters from sea level, at the foot of the Sinai High Mountains. Up to a thousand visitors come to visit St. Katherine’s Monastery, the oldest continuously inhabited monastery in the World built on the site where Moses (Prophet Musa) talked to God in the miracle of the Burning Bush, and to climb Mt. Sinai (the Biblical Mt. Horeb, known locally as Jebel Musa) where Moses has received the Ten Commandments.

Most visitors arrive on organized coach tours from the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba and Dahab in the evening, have dinner and maybe a couple of hours sleep in a hotel, climb the mountain at dawn, visit the Monastery in the morning and return to the resort. St. Catherine and Mt. Sinai can be visited independently as well, avoiding the busy times on the mountain and discovering the rest of what this unique region offers.

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Monastery information
Order Church of Sinai
Established AD 565
People
Founder(s) Justinian I
Site
Location Saint CatherineSouth Sinai GovernorateEgypt
Coordinates 28°33′20″N 33°58′34″ECoordinates28°33′20″N 33°58′34″E
Website www.sinaimonastery.com
 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Official name Saint Catherine Area
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii, iv, vi
Designated 2002 (26th session)
Reference no. 954
State Party Egypt
Region Arab States

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