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Egypt’s unreal ‘snowy’ mountains become a tourist hit

Images of people frolicking in snowy landscapes and sliding down icy mountains are not unusual, but one crucial thing made these snaps stand out. 

They’re shot in Egypt.

Situated on the fringes of the arid, sandy Sahara desert, the Middle Eastern country rarely experiences rainfall, let alone snow. 

But rather than showing a sudden bout of wintry weather in Egypt, these images show an unexpected tourist attraction created from salt processing at Port Fouad, which lies at the northern end of the Suez Canal.

The salt mountains of Port Fouad have become a tourist attraction after images of people sliding down them went viral. Egyptians have been flocking to the unique spot from various parts of the country to enjoy the scenery. 

Some even try to ski on them.

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