Like other countries and territories, Egypt also has many attractive and famous tourist destinations waiting for you to discover with stunning natural scenery, delicious food, and entertainment places.
Egypt is located in North Africa with an indescribable mystery from time immemorial. No other country can compare with Egypt’s magnificent architecture or historical works. Of these tourist destinations, 90% depend on the Nile river. Lots of places to visit on the Nile (apart from land and air).
Let’s take a closer look at places to visit in Egypt with Top News in this article!
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
At the top of the list is definitely the Pyramids – so famous and considered a typical symbol for Egypt. With more than 80 large and small pyramids built mainly between 2600 BC and 1500 BC and almost all located near the legendary Nile River.
Most of these pyramids were only for the royal family, after they died their bodies were embalmed using manual techniques and buried in the tower with many other luxurious personal belongings. Almost always in the Pyramids are placed organs and traps to prevent tomb robbers as well as curses who dare to awaken the great pharaohs.
The most famous pyramids are the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx: An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers were coordinated to build the pyramids at Giza over a period of more than 80 years.
2. Cairo is one of the most stunning places to visit in Egypt
Cairo is the capital of Egypt. If you really want to immerse yourself in Egyptian culture, this will be the best place for you to visit. The place is packed with markets and restaurants where you can buy your taste of Egyptian cuisine. Cairo’s public attractions include:
- Khan el-Khalili is one of the largest markets in the world that attracts both local and international tourists. This is a wonderful market, full of exotic perfume bottles, Arabic clothes, and other souvenirs.
- The Egyptian Museum: It has more than a hundred thousand artifacts in 107 rooms. And the best known is Gallery Tutankhamun.
3. Abu Simbel Temple
When it comes to the best places to visit in Egypt, one of the first things that come to mind is Abu Simble Temple.
Abu Simbel impresses with the sandstone cliffs high above the Nile. The most famous attraction is the colossal statue of King Ramses II guarding the entrance. When the water level of Lake Nasser rose, UNESCO moved them to a large area between 1964 and 1968.
The two temples were built by Pharaoh Ramesses II to celebrate himself and his wife, Nefertari. Its temple is hailed as one of the fascinating destinations in Egypt.
4. Karnak Temple
If you want to admire the techniques of ancient Egypt, go to the place where they worshiped their gods. Karnak Temple is the largest place for the conversion of the Egyptian people. It has a memorial to each god in the Theban religions. It is a large complex of three temples, the most famous of which is the temple of Amun. They are thought to have been built over a period of time 1300 years ago.
5. Luxor Temple
Luxor temple is really great, just like we see in Karnak. Luxor Temple worships three ancient gods, the leading of which is the god Amun. This is a festival held at a shrine where people gather to celebrate the past year and the coming of a new year.
There are many things about this temple that are rarely talked about; one of the most fascinating things is the construction of the temple and its walls. The most famous part of this temple is called the Great Hypostyle Hall.
Oasis Siwa, located near Cairo, is known for its glorious days and lush olive groves. It has also been recognized as one of the most visited destinations in Egypt. With its own cultural features that are different from the mainstream culture of Arabia, Siwa has created a unique feature of its own. The area is also famous for its numerous hot springs, which are said to have healing properties.
7. Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is actually a valley that is located in Egypt on the West bank of the Nile in Thebes. From the 16th to the 11th centuries BC, tombs built for kings as well as for nobles were located here. There are a total of two valleys, known as the East Valley and the West Valley. The East Valley is where most tourists visit, in which the tombs of the New Pharaohs Kingdom can be found here.
8. Red Sea Coast
The Red Sea Coast is definitely one of the top places to visit in Egypt because of its engaging natural sceneries, especially the seascapes are pretty mind-blowing.
The Red Sea Coast of the city of Sharm el Sheik is home to many resorts and a system of luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, and casinos. The red sea has clear blue water, with an amazing amount of fish and coral, this place is considered one of the best diving spots, giving you the best diving experience in the world. Having the chance to test dive in a great place, with an experienced instructor and go through your own challenges – you won’t regret it.
Egypt is not only famous for its ancient gods and epic constructions, but it is also stunningly beautiful in terms of nature. Visitors who once traveled to Egypt always have a good mark in their memory.
Top News hopes this article can give you some ideas of where to go when you visit Egypt and wishes you have a lot of fun on your travel!