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15 Things Not To Miss In Egypt

 

Egypt is a fantastic destination of temples and tombs which pleases all the visitors. It does not have historical treasures, but although all visitors like it. Its vast area of desert, scuba diving, and Nile river all those things attract all visitors.

 

It is very amazing for beach lovers to have a sunbath in Sinai, while the fans of archaeology love to spend the whole day in Luxor. Cairo is the place which attracts the city lovers, while Siwa oasis and the southern town of Aswan also attracts people across the world.

 

Egypt is a perfect blend of so many activities that combines culture, adventure, and relaxation, and the visitors have so many things to see and to do. Mentioned-below are some of the finest places to visit in Egypt.

 

1. Pyramids of Giza:

Most recognizable landmarks in Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza, which is the last surviving of the seven wonders. It is built for the mighty Pharaohs which is guarded by the enigmatic Sphinx, visitors wonder by seeing Giza’s pyramid complex archaeologists also wonders how it could be made for centuries.

 

 

2. Luxor’s Karnak Temple:

Upper Egypt has an excess of the tourist attractions, which is a very famous  Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, the town of Luxor. This is the power of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, and the visitors can see more sights on one visit.

 

 

3. Islamic Cairo:

The capital’s Islamic Cairo district is full of mosques, madrassas, and monuments from the Fatimid through to the Mameluke eras. Here you will find the narrow passage for shopping of Khan el-Khalili, where coppersmiths and artisans still work there and stalls are loaded with ceramics, textiles, spices, and perfume.

 

 

4. Aswan:

Aswan is the most calm place in Egypt, which is upon the winding curves of the Nile. This is the place where the visitors can stop and unwind and experience the chilled out atmosphere for a few days. Elephantine Island has a river ferry, and visitors walk leisurely on the colorful streets of the Nubian villages. There also has a camel ride to the monastery of St. Simon on the East Bank. One can have the one or more cups of tea on one of the riverboat restaurants and can watch the lateen-sailed feluccas drift past.

 

 

5. Abu Simbel:

Abu  Simbel is a Ramses II’s great temple, decorated with resembling statutory standing guard outside, and interior decorated with wall paintings. It is famous for its prehistoric monuments and an amazing achievement, which looks like it sets aside from its original position and disappears under the water because of the Aswan dam.

 

 

6. Egyptian Museum:

Cairo’s Egyptian Museum is the world’s great museum, which has a vast collection. The faint pink mansion has a good amount of exhibits. It’s an unorganized place not much chronological order, which is half of its old charm.

 

 

7. White Desert:

The White Desert is Egypt’s strange natural wonder, where unusually shaped chalk mountains have created which looks like a snowy wonderland in the arid sand. The white boulders and iceberg of landscapes look as if it is out of science fiction movie. The persons who like to do adventures and a fan of deserts will definitely enjoy this spectacular natural scenery.

 

 

8. Siwa Oasis:

Siwa is the very calm oasis of Egypt’s cities. It is one of the most dazzling spots of the Western Desert which has a plantation of date palms and numerous freshwater springs surrounded by. The town takes attraction due to the ruins of a vast mud-brick citadel. Here is a place where one can wind down and go slow for a few days, where one can have an adventure.

 

 

9. Alexandria:

Alexandria has made a history that most of European of Egypt’s cities and many others cannot match. Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, this seaside city has an attractive atmosphere that can never be beaten. There is less illustrious past feted in songs and books. Alexandria has made for strolling along the seashore Corniche, café hopping, and souk shopping.

 

 

10. St. Catherine’s Monastery:

St Catherine is recognized as one of the oldest monasteries to have existed in the world, which stands at the foot of Mount Sinai, Moses has received the Ten Commandments. This monastery has a fine collection of religious iconography, art, and manuscripts and also the burning bush. Sunrise or sunset at St. Catherine also attracts the visitors. For the amazing view, take the camel path for the easy route and even can climb the famous steps of Repentance.

 

 

11. South Sinai:

South Sinai region situated on the Sinai Peninsula is an amazing place for the beach fun. It has European-style resort full of luxury hotels, international restaurant, and bags of entertainment options named as Sharm el-Sheikh. Dahab is a town, which is as much about desert excursions and adventures as the sea.

 

 

12. Abydos Temple:

Dusty Abydos is rated on the tourism radar because of its incredible temple on its doorstep. Osiris is having one of ancient Egypt’s fascinating artistic treasures. It has chunky columns and walls, covered in beautiful paintings.

 

 

13. Thistlegorm Dive Site:

Below the Red Sea’s surface, it looks like another world and amazing as the temples and tombs. There is also an excess of shipwrecks that sunk in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Gubal and Aqaba. Thistlegorm is an English WWII cargo ship which is the most famous wrecks that resupply British troops when the Germans bombed it in 1941.

 

 

14. Nile Cruising:

This famed waterway saw the rise of the Pharaonic era, which is a highlight of their Egypt trip. To see the temples between Luxor and Aswan Cruising the Nile is the most fantastic way addition to this astonishing sunrise and sunset over the date palms, backed by sand dunes is the calmest place.

 

 

15. Saqqara:

Pyramids of Giza is not the only pyramids of Egypt has. Saqqara is the graveyard of the Old Kingdom pharaohs. Ancient Egyptians created a true pyramid with the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid. The tombs of court administrators with interior walls describing daily scenes, scattered the archaeological site are a reason to visit there.

 

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