Egypt is popularly for a fascinating history that reaches back to the dawn of civilization, Egypt is considered the oldest travel destination on earth. Egypt’s tourist attractions are one of a kind in the world. Ancient Egypt, before its collapse some 1,700 years ago, was the Land of the Pharaohs, and monuments like the legendary Great Pyramids and Sphinx. The desert in Egypt is its own character – making up about 95% of the country. *WOW*
This country is filled with cultural and heritage value. So, to make your trip worth, we bring to you a list of best places to visit in Egypt.
Great Pyramid Of Giza
Not only is the Giza Necropolis the most visited of all Egypt tourist attractions, but it is also one of the most visited attractions in the world. And each year, Egypt attracts thousands of tourist from across the globe.
The Giza pyramids which are located on the outskirts of Cairo were built over a period of three generations, with the first one being the pyramid of Khufu. Right next to Pyramids of Giza, also lie other beautiful places like Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
The Valley Temple
The Valley Temple at Giza, majorly attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, is an absolute wonder of engineering, and its distinctive architectural style identifies it as being among the oldest stone buildings in Egypt, if not the world. And what makes the Valley Temple so remarkable, is the size of the stones used in its construction, and the incredible number of them used. It is an architectural masterpiece.
Residing in the heart of Cairo, Egyptian Museum is one of the most visit places in Egypt. The museum currently houses around 120,000 Egyptian artifacts, although not all of these are on display. While the ground floor part of the museum is certainly fascinating, many visitors find the first floor to be the highlight of their visit. So visit the place to find your fav spot of the museum.
This place is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. Just like Egyptian Museum, this place is also a major tourist attraction in Egypt. Today, Khan el- Khalili is mostly occupied by Egyptian rather than foreign merchants and shop holders, but is significantly geared towards tourists. There are various interesting shops which sell souvenirs, antiques and jewelry. Get your shopping spree on, ladies!!
Great Sphinx Of Giza
Well, this beauty definitely needs no introduction. The Great Sphinx is among the world’s largest sculptures, measuring some 240 feet long and 66 feet high. It features a lion’s body and a human head adorned with a royal headdress. According to some estimates, it would have taken about 3 years for 100 workers, using stone hammers and copper chisels, to finish the statue. *WOW*
Now you know where to go. Just pack your bags and travel away!! Book your trip today!