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What to see in Egypt

Egypt Attractions


When considering things to see and do on vacation, the mere mention of Egypt brings thoughts of mummies and pharaohs to mind; it is an historical sightseeing treasure trove. Even if visitors have seen the most famous attractions, like the Pyramids of Giza, the Nile Valley's West Bank, the statue of Ramses II, the Temple of Karnak, or the impressive Asfour crystals, this magical and ancient country always has more to offer. No matter how many times you visit, there is always something new to see or do in Egypt.

Exploring the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea is fascinating historically and culturally, to say nothing of the scenic splendour of the region, and there are fantastic diving opportunities. There are also various holiday resorts in Egypt that offer guests a rewarding seaside holiday. The Egyptian beaches are stunning and many tourists come for relaxing beach breaks as well as historical sightseeing.

The country's attractions can be seen year round, but Egypt can get very hot from June to August and trips should be planned accordingly. There are various means of transport and tours offered to most of the popular tourist attractions so getting around while sightseeing is not difficult.

If you've ever dreamt of being an adventurer or explorer, uncovering a world of myth and legend, then Egypt's many attractions will definitely satisfy your desire for ancient archaeological thrills and adventure.


Abu Simbel

The two temples of Abu Simbel, the Temple of Ramses II and the temple of Hathor (the Sun God), dedicated to his wife…

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Asfour Crystal Factory

The Egyptians were the first people to develop the art technology to manufacture glass and cut it into beautiful shapes.…

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Dahshur

One of the most worthwhile things to see and do in Cairo is visit Dahshur, a royal necropolis in the desert, where the…

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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

With over 100,000 artefacts in 107 halls, the Egyptian Museum provides days of exploration. Inside are treasures from…

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Khan al-Khalili

Buzzing with enthusiastic buying and selling, Khan al-Khalili is one of the largest markets in the world. It is situated…

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Memphis and Saqqara

Memphis and Saqqara are small towns today, but in ancient Egypt they were great cities and seats of power, an identity…

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Old Cairo

This small and enclosed area, also known as Coptic Cairo, is the oldest part of the city and was once known as the Roman…

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Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids are the earth's oldest tourist attraction and the Great Pyramid of Khufu (also referred to as the Great…

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Saladin Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

The massive stone fortress of the Saladin Citadel, set in a beautiful tropical location, was built by Salah ad-Din in…

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Temple of Karnak

The main place of worship in Theban times, and built over a period of 1,300 years, the massive Temple of Karnak in Luxor…

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West Bank

The West Bank is an area of limestone hills and valleys riddled with tombs and temples across the river from Luxor. Goats…

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Western Desert Oases

From Cairo it is possible to experience Egypt's finest journey on offer, the Great Desert Circuit. It runs for over 621…

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