Salum (Sallum) in Egypt


While Sallum is not a tourist area, there is nevertheless one hotel (al-Ahrum) and a few other places to stay. However, this is certainly not a town familiar with western travelers. This was the ancient Roman port of Baranis, and there are still some Roman wells in the area. It is also a Bedouin trading center. It sits on the Egyptian North Coast, but it's location basically on the boarder with Libya about as far east as one may travel in Egypt means that it is out of the way of most everything, with few attractions other than a WWII Commonwealth war cemetery. There is a post office and a National Bank of Egypt branch, and some nearby beaches may be isolated and attractive. However, one should ask for permission prior to visiting these.

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