Why should you visit Egypt? Indeed, Egypt has a lot to offer! Starting from the pyramids, huge statues, dazzling museums, and gorgeous sunny beaches that you can visit in summer and winter. In addition, there are plenty of activities you can do if you have an all-inclusive holiday to Egypt such as camel riding, safari, and skydiving over Luxor temples!
Egypt is probably the most diverse country in its landscapes and things to see. If you are interested in history and natural beauty and can really imagine riding a pack of camels through the desert there, check out this list of 10 places to visit in Egypt.
Valley of the Kings
Although Egypt is full of wonderful tourist destinations, the Valley of the Kings is undisputedly ranked first. In fact, this is where the great archaeological discoveries of the 20th and 19th centuries alike began and inspired hundreds of Hollywood movies and thousands of slot games that you can play at Casino Egypt or كازينو مصر online or offline, as Egypt contains many casinos.
In 1922, Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamun here, after which the tombs of King Ramesses II, Ramesses III, Thutmose III, Sqnen Ra, and many other great pharaohs were discovered.
In general, this area contains the tombs of about 70 pharaohs. The tombs of the Valley of the Kings contain wonderful inscriptions that embody the journey of the dead in the other world, and it is strange that they still retain their original colors now!
Did you know? There are thousands of Pharaonic antiquities in the museums of the United States of America, Britain, Germany, and the Vatican.
Aswan and Abu Simbel
Aswan is the bride of the Nile and one of the most beautiful cities in Upper Egypt. In this city, the Nile embraces the desert and agricultural lands with museums, temples, and obelisks. The pharaohs imagined that paradise was Aswan and it is indeed a place worth visiting, especially in the winter.
In Aswan, you can visit the Philae Temple, stroll along the Nile River, or ride a traditional boat (felucca) to Elephantine Island. It is also worth visiting the Nubian village, and the High Dam, which was classified as the largest engineering project of the twentieth century.
On the western shore of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by land), are these two rock-hewn temples, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites known as the “Nubian Antiquities”. These ruins extend from Abu Simbel to the Philae Temple. Fortunately, they are located at a close distance, so you can enjoy visiting them in one tour.
These temples commemorate the victory of Ramesses II in the Battle of Kadesh, and his love for his wife, Nefertari. In the late sixties, the entire complex was moved to an artificial island in order to protect it from sinking into Lake Nasser, which was formed after the construction of the High Dam.
One of the most beautiful places in Egypt is the Western Desert, which is also known as the White Desert. Few places in Egypt, or even the world, are so stunning and unique. This desert begins about 50 km north of the Farafra Oasis.
The desert gained its distinctive white color from the chalky rock formations that occurred in this region during the current geological era.
If you visit the White Desert, do not miss the opportunity to camp for at least one night. There are few places where the starry sky is so clearly visible that you will never forget waking up to this lunar spectacle.
If you want to gain a better idea of the White Desert, you can watch its videos on YouTube.
No matter when or with whom you visit Egypt, you simply cannot go there without enjoying diving and watching the colorful coral reefs.
Coral reefs are one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Coral reefs are characterized by many colors, various shapes, and sizes.
There are many places that you can visit to enjoy diving, which are El Gouna, Dahab, and Sharm El Sheikh.
St. Catherine’s Monastery
Katarina Monastery (Saint Catherine) is not to be missed when you are visiting Egypt.
Saint Catherine Monastery is located in a beautiful spot in the heart of Mount Sinai. It was built by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century AD. It did not get its current name until the ninth century AD in honor of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who died in 310 AD.
Tip: Travelers can enjoy going up to the top of Mount Sinai in the middle of the night to watch the sunrise from there; An amazing experience! After disembarking you can visit the monastery. However, you have to note that the temperatures can be very low here (especially by Egyptian standards); So, wear heavy clothes even if the weather is hot!
Roughly 400 miles from Cairo lies one of Egypt’s most fascinating regions: the oases of the Western Desert.
The inhabitants of Siwa speak the Amazigh language, which is completely different from Arabic and the Egyptian colloquial language, and similar to the Moroccan colloquial, but without French terms!
Besides exploring the local culture and eating unique meals, there are plenty of activities you can do in Siwa Oasis that include cycling, swimming in hot springs, and visiting salt towns.
Visiting the capital, Cairo, is very tiring as there is a lot to see, yet the city is very crowded with more than 20 million people!
Notable landmarks include Tahrir Square, Salah al-Din Citadel, Civilization Museum, Khan al-Khalili Market, Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque, Al-Muizz li-Din Allah Fatimid Street, Aisha Fahmy Jewelry Museum, and Salah al-Din Citadel.
Tip: Try to start your day in Cairo as early as possible so that you can visit as many destinations as possible
Giza Pyramids and Saqqara
The pyramids of Giza are within walking distance of the capital. The Pyramid of Khufu (middle) is the largest building in the ancient world and one of the Seven Wonders of the World that still exists today. You can enter the Great Pyramid, but it’s best not to if you suffer from claustrophobia!
The Grand Egyptian Museum is located close to the pyramids which include the golden mask of King Tutankhamun and thousands of other unique artifacts.
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