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Badrashin Town

Badrashin is a city in Giza Governorate, Egypt. Badrsashin town is home to the oldest Egyptian monuments. It is also the second-largest producer of furniture in Egypt after Damietta.

Location of Badrashin Town

Badrashin is 30 km southwest of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile river. It is approximately 25 km from the Giza Pyramids complex.

Places of Interest in Badrashin Town

The Badrsashin city is home to the oldest Egyptian monuments in the village of Abusir, the oldest-known pyramids. These pyramids are of the sun temples. The village of Saqqara hosts the first stone building in history, the pyramid of King Djoser and the amphitheatre.

The pyramids of Dahshur, e.g. the pyramid of Snefru, are the first complete pyramids in history. The pyramid of Amenemhat II, the pyramid of Amenemhat III, and many temples, such as the Temple of King Ramesses II, where his statue was discovered, were transferred to Bab Al-Hadid Square. Ramesses statue was in the heart of Cairo and then moved to the Shooting Range at the entrance to the Giza Pyramids Complex. In addition, the village of Aziziyah is the prison where Prophet Joseph was incarcerated. Moreover, the city has the oldest bridge in Egypt, the El Maraziq bridge.

Economy

Badrashin town is the second-largest producer of furniture in Egypt after Damietta. It produces a third of Egypt’s dates. Villages and irrigated land surround the city.

Other industries in Badeashin include oil, soap-making, rug-making, textiles, yacht-building and furniture-making.

Badrashin is a rural area with unique history, culture and gastronomic traditions, making it perfectly suitable to develop responsible rural tourism. The site is locally famous as one of Egypt’s most significant production areas of palm dates.

Population and Divisions

Badrashin district (markaz) contains 18 villages and one city, with more than 537,000 inhabitants. Some villages are more well-known due to their landmarks, pyramids, museums, pharaonic monuments and tombs. For example, Saqqara houses the Djoser complex, Dahshur is home to the Bent pyramids, and Abu Sir has an extensive cemetery and ruins of a Ramesside temple.

It is easy to reach Badrashin from Greater Cairo, with decent road connectivity to the different urban suburbs.