A wall has been built in the country of Egypt around an area that’s popular with tourists. Why do we think they might have done that?
Egyptian authorities have recently completed a 22-mile (36km) wall around the tourist resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. Anyone entering the city by road will now have to pass through one of four gates equipped with cameras and scanners. The government believe it will help protect tourism at the Red Sea resort, which has faced many challenges over the past 10 years, meaning fewer holiday-makers have been visiting the resort.
What do you think about the new wall?
Do you think it was a good idea?
Who will benefit from the wall?
Are there any famous walls in history you can think of? Do you know why they are so well known or what they are famous for? Have you ever visited any famous walls?
Watch the two video clips below about Hadrian's wall. What were the challenges that the Roman's faced when building the wall?
How important are tourists in Sharm El-Sheikh?
Look at the resource below, which explores the benefits of tourism for some places.