Egypt, being the home of the ancient Pharaohs is a destination full of captivating temples and tombs that has and is still succeeding in leaving tourists/visitors awe-struck. With so much to see and do, Egypt offers visitors a chance to create fun schedules that sure has a combination of culture, adventure, and relaxation all in one trip.
Are you planning a trip to Egypt, here are 10 places you could visit:
(1) Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
You can’t visit Egypt and not visit this place. This is one of the world’s most recognizable tourist attractions. The mighty monuments, as a tribute to the power and ambition of Egypt’s pharonic rulers, towering over the edge of Cairo’s sub-urban sprawl, are still as wondrous a sight they ever were. Being the last surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world, these pyramids are one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. These pyramids were also royal tombs built for 3 different Pharaohs.
(2) Luxor’s Kornak Temple And The Valley Of The Kings.
This is another wonder place to visit. Kornak’s temple, The Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, the Nile-side town of Luxor in Upper Egypt, enjoys visit from tourists, having being famed for the Valley of Kings. This temple is known as “Ipet resyt” in the Egyptian Language, which translates to mean ” The southern Sanctuary” was constructed approximately, 1400 BC. While here, you can explore the colorful wall of art of the tombs and gazing in awe at the colossal columns, you will get to see why Luxor continues to leave historians and archaeologists, fascinated.
(3) Cruising the Nile.
A notable feature of Egypt is the Nile. For many visitors, they get to the climax of their Egypt trip after a multi-day cruise upon this famed waterway. The River cruise sails between the two heavenly cities of Luxor and Aswan or vice versa. Cruising the Nile to some, is relaxing while to others, romantic.
Also spelt Sakkara or Saccara in English, is an Egyptian village in Giza Governorate. It is known for it’s vast ancient burial ground of Egyptian Pharaohs and Royals.
(5) Islamic Cairo
This is the second biggest city in Egypt. Also called Historic Cairo or Medieval Cairo, refers generically to the historic and fascinating areas of Cairo, Egypt.
This city has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre, located just North of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile. The city is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of craft and folk art.
(7) Grand Egyptian Museum
This is also known as the Giza museum. A visit to this place, you could literally feel history come alive. Though still under construction, when inaugurated, the GEM will be the largest archaeological museum in the world. A trip to this place can never be described as a waste.
(8) White Desert National Park.
Sahara el Beyda, known as the white desert protected area, is a national park in Egypt. The park is the site of large white chalk rock formations (that was caused by erosion), which leaves visitors mouth agape and awe stricken. It is also the site of cliffs, serves as home for various animals, including the endangered Rhim gazelle, and the vulnerable Dorcas gazelle.
This is the third largest city in Egypt, after Cairo and Giza. It is also the seventh largest in Africa and a major economic centre in Egypt. Alexandria is a popular tourist destination and an important industrial centre due to its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331BC. Alexandria was best known for the lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Its great library (largest in the ancient world), and the Necropolis, one of the Seven wonders of the middle age.
(10) Abydos, Egypt
This is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, and also, of the eight Nome in upper Egypt. It is considered as one of the most important sites in Egypt. Abydos is famous for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the Nineteenth Dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King list.