With its massive history that reaches back to the dawn of civilization, Egypt is the oldest travel destination worldwide. The African nation’s awe-inspiring temples and pyramids have been captured the imagination of travelers of thousands of years, although most people come to Egypt to view its ancient monuments, natural attractions.
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Hurghada was once a small fishing village, along the Red Sea and several sandy beaches. Today, the city is almost moved from its past shape to become one of the most visited tourist cities in Egypt, with over 300 different categories of hotels, many of which line the shoreline, Hurghada is mostly popular for its diving opportunities.
Along the coast of the Mediterranean sea, Alexandria is Egypt’s Landing port and one of the key transportation hubs. The great Alexandar found the city in 331 BC. It considered Alexandria the crossroads of the world.
Today Alexandria is a faded shade of the former glorious global self, but still worth a visit for its several cultural attractions and sights of its past.
in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, Mount Sinai is famous as the place where Moses received the ten commandments from God, while there is archaeological evidence to support this affirmation, the mountain. is still a popular pilgrimage site and home to the hermitage of Saint Catherine. Founded in the 6th century, the Greek orthodox hermitage is one of the longest-running monasteries.
The Egyptian Museum
Found in Cairo. The museum has most of Egyptian history within its outlines, particularly the golden archaeological luster of famous treasures from King Tutankhamen’s tomb. From jewelry, handcrafts, and faience which the ancient child ruler. The ageless golden face of the popular king, royal artifacts, and the royal mummies exhibits tell tales of Egyptian history. The pink man’s palace is home to a dazzling amount of exhibits. It’s a giggled place with little labeling on offer and not much chronological order, but that’s half of its old-school charm. Every nook you turn here is home to some wonderful piece of ancient art or statuary that would form a highlight of any other museum.
is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt, if not the world but many people don’t know that this enigmatic structure built by Pharaoh Ramesses II in 1244 BC, was break up, cut into blocks, and moved stone by stone to a new location in the 1960s.
For about 3,000 years, it sat on the west side of the River, between the first and second cataracts of the Nile. Abu Simbel has two temples carved into the mountainside. Interestingly, its authentic location is in Nubia, a land that was independent of ancient Egypt.
Abu Simbel may have survived comparatively intact until the 20th century, but it was a modern man that puts the site at risk and forced it to be moved.
In the 1960s, they made a resolution to build a new High Dam at Aswan, forcing the temples to be moved onto the desert plateau, about 200 feet above and 180 feet west of their genuine location. Today, the premier site is now flooded.
The events of Abu Simbel in the 1960s, including some quite rare footage you may never have seen before.
The richness of Abu Simbel, Hearst Metrotone News, Inc.
Lost film treasures: 1965.
Existing near Egypt’s western border, Siwa Oasis continue culturally separated from the rest of the country until late in the 19th century. Encompassed by the Egyptian Sand Sea, the Siwan people sophisticated their unique customs and their language, Siwi, a Berber dialect.
Sharm El Sheikh:
Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most touristic resort cities in Egypt, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. With its warm, profound blue water and great golden coast, Sharm is a popular package holiday destination with its airport.
But this old fishing village has so much more to offer than simply sun tanning. Sharm El Sheikh is one of the best diving spots on the earth. Don’t miss the chance to snorkel or dive the exceptional reefs around Tiran Island. And, also, Ras Muhamed National Park, home to some extremely fantastic, beautiful, colorful marine life.
Egypt’s southernmost city, Aswan, is another major city along the banks of the Nile. because of its site and size, it offers a much more relaxed alternative to big cities like Luxor or Cairo.
However, its monuments are minor comparing to Luxor’s, Aswan is the base for Tours to the temples of Philae and Kabasha and the Sun Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, to the south. It is also the best starting point for trips to the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, between Aswan and Luxor.
The Giza Plateau is perhaps one of the most definite destinations in the world.
home to high-class hotels, branded restaurants, big shopping malls, and its significant history. Giza is the approaching part of the city to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Most people center themselves around this neighborhood for at least a few days during their visit to Cairo.
The three main pyramids of Giza are an ancient necropolis that tombs for three Egyptian pharaohs–Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. They built a spread of the pyramids in the area as a place to bury their wives and kingly family members.
Luxor’s Temples and the Valley of the Kings
Famous in the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the monumental Temple of Hatshepsut. The Nile-side town of Luxor in Upper Egypt has a satiety of historical attractions.
This is ancient Thebes, the power base of the Kingdom pharaohs, and houses to more spots than most can see on one trip.
While Luxor’s East Bank has the modern city, with its lifelike souq; the two temples of Karnak and Luxor; and the museum; the West Bank’s rich farmland and dry cliffs are where the large plurality of Luxor’s historical attractions sit, with so many tombs and temple spots. Its the largest open-air museum in the world.