Egypt is a magnificent country and an enchanting place to visit where one can have endless adventures.
It has a mixture of various cultures coexisting with each other which blends ancient class and modern fashion so beautifully that one can get mesmerized. Tourists who love to travel and want to know the world, a visit to Egypt is obligatory.
This country is well- known for its ancient civilization and for having some of the most famous monuments in the history of humankind, whose origins go way back to thousands of years.
Let’s check top 10 must-visit places in Egypt:
1. Ponder upon the majestic pyramid of Giza:
Tourists get attracted to Egypt’s atmosphere and its magnificent pyramids. The most prominent pyramid among them is “The necropolis of Giza” which is located in the vicinity of southwest of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt.
The pyramids, at the base of the Giza plateau, are practically a part of the iconic image of Egypt.
2. Explore the beauty of Giza Sphinx:
The Giza Sphinx is an age-old statue that stands in front of the great pyramids of the Giza plateau, upstream of the Nile Delta close to the pyramid of Khufu.
It is one of the inescapable and famously known monuments of Egypt and it contains riddles that are still unresolved.
3. Visit the temple of Karnak and the Valley of Kings:
The Temple of Karnak is one of the largest temples situated in the city of Luxor in Egypt which is still being rebuilt. And, The Valley of the Kings is also positioned near Luxor and is the place where tombs were built for ancient privileged kings and nobles of the New Kingdom. The Valley of the Kings is made up of 56 tombs and chambers of different sizes.
4. Visit Aswan
Aswan is a city which is located in the first Nile waterfall, it is known as the starting point to visit the temple of Abu Simbel.
5. Take a stroll in the Great Temple of Ramses II:
It is the main temple of Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt and was built during the rule of Ramses II under his own name.
It is contemplated as the most famous temple in all Egypt, and together with the temple of Nefertari which is also a part of the Abu Simbel complex.
6. Visit the capital city Cairo
Cairo, capital of Egypt, is a beautiful city in the country. It consists of most important monuments, such as the famous Pyramid of Giza, built with 2 million blocks of limestone. The Sphinx is located in front of the Great Pyramid.
A visit to the Citadel of Saladin which is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo is highly recommended as from this large stone fortress tourists can view the beautiful scenarios of the city.
7. Pay a Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Egyptian Museum of Cairo, also known as the Egyptian Museum is in charge of guarding the largest collection of objects belonging to the time of ancient Egypt.
It possesses more than 136 thousand historic artefacts of different times which tell, a lot about Egyptian history.
This museum is considered as one of the most famous attractions of the nation and more than two million tourists visit it annually.
8. Red sea diving in Egypt
Egypt is one of the great diving areas in the world. The dive sites offer unobstructed opportunities to spot tropical marine life in crystal clear waters, ranging from sharks and dolphins to gorgonian fans and feather-stars.
9. Climb Mount Sinai in the footsteps of Moses
Climbing The Mount Sinai which is also called Jebel Musa or “Mountain of Moses”, is in the Sinai itself. It is one of the highest mountains in Egypt.
This mountain is especially famous in the biblical tradition for being the place where Moses first met God in the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments.
10. Going on the camel trek in the white desert
One must go on a hike with the beautiful camels along with a guide to discover and explore the magic of the White Desert, the most beautiful desert in the Eastern Sahara.