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Kafr Shukr Travel Guide

Kafr Shukr is an administrative centre in the Qalyubiya governorate of Egypt and is located about 60 km southeast of Cairo. It includes many villages and towns and spans over 400,269 km in area. Kafr Shukr does not have much historical importance and is known mostly as a trade center. Agriculture, trade, and industry are the most important economic activities in Kafr Shukr. It's also famous for poultry breeding and fruit farms. There are other small industries and furniture making in this town as well. The town is strategically placed between Damietta and El Qalyubiya, further enhancing its importance as a trade center. Kafr Shukr has all the essentials in terms of standard of living and is a nice place to visit.

 

Khalid Mohieddine, an important leader of Egypt, was born in Kafr Shukr in 1922. He was an important member of the Egyptian army and, under his leadership, the National Progressive Union Party became an  important opposition force during the rule of Hosni Mubarak.

 

How to Get To Kafr Shukr

 

Tourists can land at the Cairo International Airport and take a cab from there to Kafr Shukr. There are many larger cities nearby and one can easily travel to them by arranging transportation as well. Al Fayyum, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Gaza are nearest major places to visit. Besides Cairo International Airport, Port Said Airport and Cairo West Airport are also easily accessible from Kafr Shukr. There are a couple of hotels in the city and one can choose to book the stay here or choose any of the more luxurious options at one of the larger nearby cities.

 

More About Kafr Shukr

 

Kafr Shukr has timeless tradition and modern convenience blended together in harmony. This makes it an ideal start for tour plans in the region. The city has cultural places as well as gourmet delicacies to set the perfect mood for any traveler. One can enjoy the experience of walking through a crowded street or just chat with the locals to know more about the place and its traditions and values. A picture with a smiling local is a souvenir for any tourist to make the journey more memorable. The city of Kafr Shukr is vibrant not just by day: it has a happening nightlife as well!

 

There are clubs and bars which offer live music and the beats are just not only loud but also blended in with the charisma of Egypt's traditional music. The city also has some places with a laid-back atmosphere for people who just like to relax and engage in a lively conversation. French and English are also spoken in the town along with Arabic, making it easy for international tourists.

 

Places Close To Kafr Shukr

 

There are many interesting places near Kafr Shukr and one can easily take a cab to one or all of these places depending on interest and nature of travel. For those who love ancient ruins, Athribis and Leontopolis  just miles away are a great option.

 

Anshas

 

Anshas is in Sharkiya governorate and lies less than 17 miles from Kafr Shukr. The city had the very first experimental nuclear reactor in Egypt that was operated at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Experimental Farm. The first Arab League summit in 1949 was also held in this city.

 

Banha

 

Banha, capital of Qalyubiya governorate, is less than 7 miles from Kafr Shukr. The local name for this place is Banha el-Asal which translates to "sweet like honey." In ancient times Prophet Muhammed sent a message to the ruler of Egypt Muqawqis inviting him to convert to Islam. The ruler replied back by sending gifts- a jar of honey and two slave girls named Sirin and Maria. The Prophet tasted the honey and asked where it came from. The girls replied “from benha” and the prophet then said, “God bless Benha and its sons”. This gave the town of Banha the name- Banha el-Asal. Banha University established in 1976 is an important center for studies in this region.

 

Mit Ghamr

 

Mit Ghamr accounts for almost two-thirds of aluminum production in Egypt. The city lies in the Al Daqahilyah governorate and is known for its aluminum utensil production. It is also very close to Kafr Shukr.

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