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The Best Places to Visit in Egypt

The Best Places to Visit in Egypt

Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on Earth with its fascinating history that reaches back to the dawn of Civilization Egypt with its ancient monument captured the imagination of travelers for thousands of years, Egypt now receives about 14 million tourists a year from all over the world.

Here we will guide you to the best places to visit in Egypt and we will give you a brief about the best of Egypt Sights and vacation spots in Egypt from the great pyramids to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the Western Desert, and the Red Sea and the Nile Valley.

1- The Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Not only the best place to visit in Egypt but is the best ancient monument you must see in your life. The great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx probably the most famous ancient site in the world and the only ones still exist the Ancient Seven wonders of the world your trip to Egypt is not completed till you visit the Pyramids of Giza and even if you visited Egypt more than one time you should visit the Pyramids every time you be in Egypt, the pyramids and the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau, are the iconic image of Egypt don’t forget to take a photo in front of the Pyramids and Sphinx.

2- Explore Cairo Best Sights Cairo has many iconic sights you should visit during your tour of Cairo the Egyptian museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The architect of the building was selected through an international competition in 1895, which was the first of its kind and was won by the French architect, Marcel Dourgnon. The museum was inaugurated in 1902 by Khedive Abbas Helmy II and has become a historic landmark in downtown Cairo, and home to some of the world’s most magnificent ancient masterpieces. Cairo also has the oldest Churches in the world like the Hanging church. Also, Cairo has many Islamic landmarks like the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali and Alazhar Mosque, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar also you can take a dinner cruise at night.

3- Luxor The Biggest Open-Air Museum in the World, Luxor is a city with thousands of gates Thebes was the capital of ancient Egypt during the golden era of the new kingdom great Pharaohs ruled Egypt from Luxor and made a great empire that ruled many countries in the ancient time. Luxor is one of the best places to visit in Egypt it has one-third of the monuments of the world, the best places to visit in Luxor are the royal tomb of the ancient pharaohs and the Valley of the Kings, which has many tombs for the ancient kings of Egypt and the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun. Also, the valley of the Queens that was used as Necropolises for the queens of Egypt and more is located on the west bank of Luxor there are also many temples you should visit. On the East bank of Luxor, there are incredible temples the largest temple is the KARNAK temple, this temple is considered the biggest temple in the world it takes 2000 years to be completed. It has the largest Hypostyle hall in the world and amazing inscriptions on its wall and many Obelisks, also there is the Luxor temple smaller than the Karnak temple but considered the best-preserved temple the famous obelisk that located in le place de concord in Paris taken from this temple. Luxor also has spectacular desert and River scenery you can enjoy.

4- Explore Aswan -Best of Aswan Abu Simbel the jewel of the desert is an archaeological site comprising two massive temples in southern Egypt the twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. Archaeologists have concluded that the immense size of the statues was intended to scare potential enemies approaching Egypt’s southern region, as they traveled down the Nile from out of Africa. With the passage of time, the temples fell into disuse and eventually became covered by sand until they were rediscovered in 1813 by Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burkhart. The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River It has a miracle of the sun pass that happened every year on the 22nd of February and 22nd of October You should take a trip to Abu Simbel temple

5- Visit Abu Simbel Temples, Abu Simbel the jewel of the desert is an archaeological site comprising two massive temples in southern Egypt the twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses the Great as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. Archaeologists have concluded that the immense size of the statues was intended to scare potential enemies approaching Egypt’s southern region, as they traveled down the Nile from out of Africa. With the passage of time, the temples fell into disuse and eventually became covered by sand until they were rediscovered in 1813 by Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burkhart. The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River It has a miracle of the sun pass that happened every year on the 22nd of February and 22nd of October You should take a trip to Abu Simbel temple

. 6- Alexandria city of Alexander the Great The city of Alexander the Great is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea Alexandria has considered the second capital of Egypt it is a population of about 7 million people. The city was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, the city was once considered the crossroads of the world. Many of Alexandria’s most famous historic sites, including a library that housed more than 700.000 Manuscripts, were destroyed by devastating earthquakes in the 14th century. Today the city is a faded shade of its former glorious cosmopolitan self, but still worth a visit for its many cultural attractions and glimpses of its past the best places to visit in Alexandria, first of all, are the National Museum and The Catcomb tomb and the Library of Alexandria, don’t forget to walk along the corniche of the Mediterranean sea and have lunch at the Seafood restaurant.

7- The White Desert & Siwa Oasis Explore the Egyptian Desert for all travelers who like desert adventures Egypt has an amazing desert that dominates about 2/3 of the Egyptian distance between the Western Desert and the Eastern Desert. Egypt's Desert is very unique you should visit the White Desert, it is called the white desert due to the white color of the chalk rock formation that was created by the erosion of the wind for millions of years. The white desert originally was a big ocean and dried then the wind formed the white chalk into amazing shapes of animals and birds, Mushrooms, etc. The White desert is distinguished by its tranquility and serenity which makes it one of the best destinations for desert camping and Safari in Egypt. SIWA OASIS located on the western border of Egypt surrounded by the Great Sand Sea, this enough to give you an idea of how amazing is the Siwa oasis this Oasis was isolated from the rest of Egypt till the 19th century Siwa has many famous and unique temple the best of it the temple of Oracle of god Amun this temple made Siwa oasis a place of pilgrimage also Siwa has the mountain of the Dead And Cleopatra springs, Siwa is considered one of the best places to make Sand boarding and Camping in the desert you can make a combined desert adventure to the white desert and Siwa.

8- Hurghada the Red Sea- The Best Place to Visit in Egypt Hurghada became one of the best beach destinations for Egyptian and European especially from Germany and British Russia now Hurghada has more than-500 resorts and Elgouna resorts is considered the best luxury place in Hurghada you can enjoy water activities and diving or Snorkeling in Hurghada with unique coral reefs and sandy beaches you can extend your vacation in Egypt for some relaxing days in Hurghada after your Nile cruise

9- Sharm El-Sheikh the Egyptian Riviera Sharm El Sheikh is a well-known beach resort or the Egyptian Riviera at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, one of The Best Places to visit in Egypt for diving and beach holiday for fun and sunshine, Sharm El sheikh is popular with beach holiday packages it is the best diving spot in Egypt. There are many things and activities to do in Sharm EL Sheikh like Jeep & Camel Safari or Quad biking. Some of the most popular day excursions include snorkeling visits to Ras Muhammed, Safari trips to the Colored Canyon, and an overnight trip to St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai. So Sharm El sheikh is considered a very family-friendly destination in Egypt.

10- River Nile Cruise The Must Do Thing in Egypt Cruising the Nile is the best way to explore Egypt, the Nile River has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times and Egypt is the gift of the Nile, there is no better way to trace, the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan or Aswan to Luxor and now there is a cruise from Cairo we call it the Long cruise course Nile cruise from Cairo to Aswan for about two weeks but it has specific dates. The Nile cruise adventure is an essential part of all the classic tours of Egypt.

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