Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on Earth with its fascinating history that reaches back to the down of Civilization Egypt with its ancient monument captured the imagination of the travelers for thousands of years , Egypt now receive about 14 million tourists a year from all over the world.
Here we will guide you to The Best Places to visit in Egypt and we will give you a brief about the best of Egypt Sights and vacation spots in Egypt from the great pyramids to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
The Western Desert and the Red Sea and the Nile valley written by Ahmed Abdalfattah.
The Best Places to visit in Egypt:
The great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx probably the most famous ancient site in the world and the only one still exist from the Ancient Seven wonders of the world and your trip to Egypt not completed till you visit the Pyramids of Giza and even if you visited Egypt more than one time you should visit the Pyramids every time you be in Egypt
The pyramids and the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau, are the iconic image of Egypt don’t forget to take a photo in front of the Pyramids and Sphinx.
Cairo has many iconic sights you should visit during your tour in Cairo the Egyptian museum and the treasure of King Tutankhamun and thousands of artifacts.
Cairo also has the oldest Churches in the world like the Hanging church.
Also Cairo has many Islamic land marks like the Alabaster Mosque of Muhmaed Ali and Alazhar Mosque and Khan Elkhalili Bazaar also you can take a dinner cruise at night.
Luxor the city of thousands gates or Thebes it was the capital of ancient Egypt during the golden era of the new kingdom great Pharaohs ruled Egypt from Luxor and made a great empire ruled many countries in the ancient time .
Luxor one of the best place to visit in Egypt it has 1/3 of the monuments of the world
The best places to visit in Luxor the royal tomb of the ancient pharaohs the Valley of the Kings
That has many tombs for the ancient kings of Egypt and the famous tomb of king Tutankhamun.
Also the valley of the Queens that used as Necropolises for the queens of Egypt all of these and more located in the west bank of Luxor there are also many temples you should visit.
In the East bank of Luxor there are incredible temples the largest temple is the KARNAK temple
This temple is considered the biggest temple in the world it takes 2000 years to be completed
It has the largest Hypostyle hall in the world and amazing inscriptions on its wall and many Obelisks
Also there is the Luxor temple it smaller than the Karnak temple but considered the best preserved temple the famous obelisk that located in le place de concord in Paris taken from this temple.
Luxor also has spectacular desert and River scenery
4- Aswan city
Aswan is the base for excursions to the temples of Philae of Godess Isis it is amazing temple
Aswan has the best part of the River Nile you Can enjoy Fellucca ride on the Nile in Aswan
also you should Visit the High Dam and the unfinshied obelisk.
5- Visit Abu Simble temple
Abu Simbel the jewel of the desert is an archaeological site comprising two massive temples in southern Egypt the twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari.
Archaeologists have concluded that the immense size of the statues was intended to scare potential enemies approaching Egypt’s southern region, as they travelled down the Nile from out of Africa. With the passage of time, the temples fell into disuse and eventually became covered by sand until they were rediscovered in 1813 by Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burkhart.
The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River
It has a miracle of the sun pass that happened every year on the 22nd of February and 22nd of October
You should take a trip to Abu Simble temple
6- Alexandria city of Alexander the great.
The city of Alexander the great located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Alexandria is considered the second capital of Egypt it is population about 7 million people
The city was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, the city was once considered the crossroads of the world. Many of Alexandria’s most famous historic sites, including a library that housed more than 700.000 Manuscripts, were destroyed by devastating earthquakes in the 14th century. Today the city is a faded shade of its former glorious cosmopolitan self, but still worth a visit for its many cultural attractions and glimpses of its past the best places to visit in Alexandria first of all is the National museum and The Catcomb tomb and the Library of Alexandria, don’t forget to walk along the corniche of the Mediterranean sea and have lunch at Sea food restaurant.
7- The White Desert & Siwa Oasis
Explore the Egyptian Desert for all the travelers who like the desert adventures Egypt has amazing desert that dominate about 2/3 of the Egyptian desistance the Western Desert and Eastern Desert
Egypt Desert is very unique you should visit the White Desert, it called the white desert due to the white color of the chalk rock formation that created by the erosion of the wind from for millions of the year
The white desert originally was a big ocean and dried then the wind formed the white chalk into amazing shapes of animals and birds, Mushrooms etc
The White desert distinguished by its tranquility and serenity that makes it one of the best destination for desert camping and Safari in Egypt.
SIWA OASIS located in the western boarder of Egypt surrounded by the great Sand Sea
this enough to give you an idea how amazing is the Siwa oasis this Oasis was isolated from
the rest of Egypt till the 19th century Siwa has many famous and unique temple the best of it the temple of Oracle of god Amun this temple made Siwa oasis a place of pilgrimage also Siwa has the mountain of the Dead
And Cleopatra springs, Siwa is considered one of the best places to make Sandboarding and Camping
In the desert you can make a combined desert adventure to the white desert and Siwa.
8- Hurghada the Red Sea
Hurghada became one of the best beach destination for Egyptian and European specially from Germany and British and Russian now Hurghad has more than500 resort and Elgouna resorts is considered the best luxury place in Hurghada you can enjoy water activities and diving or Snorkeling in Hurghada with unique coral reefs and sandy beaches you can take like 2 days relaxing in Hurghada after your Nile cruise or your Egypt tour.
9- Discover Sharm El-Sheikh.
Sharm el-Sheikh is a well-known beach resort or the Egyptian Riviera at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula Sharm Elsheikh is popular with beach holiday packages it is the best diving spot in Egypt.
All the hotels and travel agencies in Sharm el-Sheikh can arrange tours by jeep, Camel, Quad bike. Some of the most popular day excursions include snorkeling visits to Nabeq, jeep trips to the Colored Canyon and overnight trips to
St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai.
10- River Nile Cruise
Cruising the Nile is the best way to explore Egypt. The Nile River has been Egypt’s lifeline
since ancient times and Egypt is the gift of the Nile, there is no better way to trace
the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile cruise almost all Egyptian cruise ships
travel the Luxor-Aswan and now there is a cruise from Cairo we call it the Long cruise course.
from Cairo to Aswan it is an epic journey to explore the Nile and the ancient cities and the wonders of Egypt
The Nile cruise experience in Egypt will make you cover the best of Egypt
Here some links for Nile cruise trips you can have an idea about it.
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