Top 10 Tourist Destination Places in Egypt
Egypt’s rich history and fascinating Egyptian ruins make it a top destination, in general, and these unique places are topping the list.
Egypt as a North African Country has top-notch tourist destinations. Egypt’s rich history and fascinating Egyptian ruins make it a top destination, in general, and these unique places are topping the list.
The incredibly high attraction sites include:
1. The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Giza Plateau is a well-recognized destination in Egypt. Although Giza is located on a desert plateau to the west of the Capital of Cairo, Giza is its own city but in recent years it’s grown so much that it feels like another district of ever-expanding Cairo.
Giza hosts home to upmarket hotels, big-name restaurants, giant shopping malls, and nightclubs. Giza prides itself in proximity to the Pyramids of Giza which most people touring Egypt visit.
An interesting fact to note is that the scattering of satellite pyramids in the area was built as a place to bury their wives and royal family members. While in Giza, the camel rides to the desert and pyramid are an unforgettable experience.
[Giza Necropolis. Photo/Courtesy]
Luxor is known today as the “world’s largest open-air museum”. Additionally, it is regarded as Egypt’s most popular travel destination. In Luxor, you’ll see temples and tombs.
The beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple is a particularly stunning temple to visit at night. On the side of the Nile, the West Bank boasts the white-washed scenery of the Valley of Kings, home to many elaborate and colorfully-muralled tombs, pits, and burial chambers. The Temple of Amun is the only one open to the general public.
Cairo, Egypt’s Capital City home to more than 17 million people is truly a spectacular tourist destination. Modern Cairo is a well-known starting point for cruises up the Nile and for explorations of the Pyramids at Giza just outside the city’s limit.
At the world-renowned Egyptian Museum of Tahrir Square, visitors can get a close-up view of the famed treasure of Tutankhamun as well as mummies and other artifacts from Egypt’s rich and ancient past.
[ Cairo. Photo/Courtesy.]
Aswan City is nestled along the banks of the Nile River. Aswan is the base for excursions to temples of different historical generations. Additionally, it is home to a large group of Nubian people.
Furthermore, it has the Nubian Museum which is filled with treasures and relics that were kept safe from the flood of Nubia. The historical and well-known Aswan High Dam is located in the Aswan region. The massive temples in Aswan are a sight to behold.
Dahshur, a small village in the south of Cairo has less crowded pyramids. Interestingly, until 1996, it was a restricted military zone. More pharaohs built pyramids in this region. Highlights of Dahshur include the unusually-shaped Bent pyramid and the Red pyramid.
The Red Pyramid is the oldest true pyramid in Egypt and is recognized because it doesn’t have any steps or bends.
The black Pyramid is another sight that can be enjoyed from the base of the Bent pyramid.
[ Dahshur. Photo/Courtesy]
6. Sharm el-Sheikh
This is one of the most popular resort towns in Egypt. It is located at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Additionally, it is a great holiday destination with its own airport. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the best scuba diving spots globally.
The Ras Mohammed National Park is home to some beautiful marine life. In addition, Mount Sinai, an ancient Biblical spot known for its spectacular view of the sunrise is also found here.
[Sharm el-sheik. Photo/Courtesy]
7. Siwa Oasis
Siwa Oasis is located near Egypt’s western border. The Oasis was made a place of a pilgrimage around the 7th B.C.
Vacationers come to the city to enjoy the town’s many freshwater springs, stroll through acres of palm groves, and explore ancient mud-built fortresses of Siwa’s Greco-Roman past.
In exploring the city’s unique culture, you can sample dates and olives grown in the region.
[Siwa Oasis. Photo/Courtesy]
Saqqara has smaller satellite pyramids spread across a dusty desert plateau. Saqqara served as a cemetery for the ancient city of Memphis for thousands of years. Additionally, it is the largest archeological site in Egypt. It is fascinating to note that its home to hundreds of amazing tombs and burial sites for pharaohs and other Egyptian royals.
The most outstanding feature of Saqqara is the Pyramid of Djoser. Here, you’ll find some of the best views of the Nile from the top of this pyramid. It is accessible via a wooden ramp when the gate is open.
This is the second-largest city in Egypt. It has a massive seaport. Alexandria is located on the edge of the Mediterranean. The city’s Roman Theater, which features stunning mosaic flooring and marble seating, is a remnant of Alexandria’s Roman occupation.
Alexandria is worth a visit for its many cultural attractions and glimpses of its past. Exhibits of Alexandria’s long history are on display at the Alexandria National Museum. The museum’s more than 1,800 artifacts are arranged chronologically, from the Greco-Roman period to the Coptic and Islamic eras.
Hurghada is a resort town on the edge of the Red Sea. It has numerous beaches and warm waters. Additionally, Hurghada has hundreds of high-end hotels along the seafront.
Water sports found here include snorkeling, windsurfing, and jet-skiing. Marine life is a pleasant wonder with many places here offering glass-bottom boat trips. Its focus on exciting relaxation makes tourists flock to this region in numbers.
Egypt’s tourist destination promises to be an unforgettable tour experience. Indeed the African nation’s outstanding temples and pyramids have captured the imagination of travelers for decades. Have a wonderful trip to Egypt.
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