Beautiful Egypt. No matter how much Egypt evolves into a modern-day nation, it is still and will always be enveloped by that ancient allure that makes it one of the most sought for travel destinations in the world. Egypt is located in North Africa. With the Mediterranean Sea in the North and the Red Sea in the East, its geographical location alone already promises nothing but the most amazing vacation experiences.
Thanks to its majestic monuments, magnificent edifices and all other things that tell stories of generations past, there is no place in the world that compares to Egypt. Because there are more than just a handful of must-see destinations in Egypt, making a list of the best attractions visitors should not miss is a daunting task. Nonetheless, here are 10 places to get you started with your itinerary planning.
Best of Egypt
A huge percentage of Egypt attractions can be found along the Nile River. That being said, taking a felucca cruise that allows you to hop on and off would help you make the most out of your trip to the country.
Nobody goes to Egypt without having a glimpse of the pyramids. There are over 80 pyramids all over the land. While all of them offer unique experiences, the most frequented by visitors are the Pyramids of Giza.
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is said to be a place where the old and new collide. Among the popular attractions in Cairo include the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Old Cairo and the Khan al-Khalili market. Note: The Pyramids of Giza (mentioned above) is located in Cairo.
Alexandria is the second largest city of Egypt. Lying directly on the Mediterranean coast, the seaport in Alexandria serves 80% of the country’s shipping industry. The best places to see in Alexandria include, but are not limited to, Pompey’s Pillar, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria National Museum, King Farouk Palace and the Roman Amphitheater.
Temple of Karnak
The temple was badly ruined over the years, but it still remains incredibly impressive. It draws crowds of visitors from all over the world. It is said to be the largest ancient religious site ever built.
The Red Sea’s rich aquamarine life makes it one of the most beloved spots of divers from all over the world. The waters are crystal clear, allowing the non-divers to also get a glimpse of the exotic sea creatures that inhabit them.
Valley of Kings
The Valley of Kings has two components: the East Valley and the West Valley. The East Valley is more popular among tourists due to the fact that it is home to the tombs of the New Kingdoms of Pharaohs.
The Siwa Oasis is one of the most isolated settlements in Egypt. Located in the Libyan Desert, it was the most inaccessible oasis until recently. With its natural springs and palm trees, it is said to be one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world.
It was once the home of the colossal statues of Ramses II. UNESCO relocated the entire complex in the 1960s when it was threatened to be submerged into the waters of Lake Nasser. Nonetheless, Abu Simbel still remains a popular destination to this day.
Boasting hundreds of historical monuments, Aswan is the place for the history buff. Aside from the important artifacts you can find in Aswan, there are also plenty of beautiful gardens.
Despite being an access to a wealth of human history and culture, Egypt is one of the most modern nations in its region. With little rain and warm temperatures all year round, it is one of the best places in the world to travel to.
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