From decades ago and till the moment Egypt is considered the oldest travel destination on earth with fascinating history that reaches back to the dawn of civilization, the pyramids , temples and tombs captured the imagination of travelers for thousands of years, as it combines everything they might need starting with the history and wanders to end with relaxing and refreshing. And with many new discoveries being made every day. How does one choose the best places to go and visit, here is our list of the top destination to go during your visit to Egypt.
1- Giza Pyramids
One of the most mysterious Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that must be seen(and the only one still standing), the Pyramids of Giza—the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure—still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Seeing these 4th-dynasty pyramids and their guardian Great Sphinx rising from the Giza Plateau is a must on any trip to Cairo and the reason many travelers find themselves in Egypt.
2- Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is considered one of the best places to visit in Egypt as it is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The museum also houses the splendid statues of the great kings Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, the builders of the pyramids at the Giza plateau. An extensive collection of papyri, sarcophagi and jewelry, among other objects, completes this uniquely expansive museum
3- Old Cairo
A popular district to explore on foot and one of the best Places to visit while in Egypt, Islamic Cairo as it is home to Khan el-Khalili market, a lively maze of spice shops, souvenir vendors, and tea stalls, and pedestrianized Al Moez street, lined with medieval architecture. The area’s many mosques include Al-Azhar, founded in 970, and Al-Hakim, known for its soaring minarets. Traditional music and dance performances are held at Wekalet El Ghouri cultural center.
Despite the fame of the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara is one of the best places to visit in Egypt and several other notable necropolis sites near Cairo that offer impressive sights and hold great archaeological significance. In fact, Saqqara may hold more interest to archaeologists than Giza. The huge site hosts burials dating from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom up through the Greek Period of Egyptian history. The most famous structure by far at Sakkara is Djoser's step pyramid. it was the first all-stone complex ever built on earth. It also displays an important architectural innovation for the construction of the Giza Pyramids and other later pyramids in the 4th dynasty and later.
5- White Desert
Perhaps the most beautiful of Egypt's natural destinations is the White Desert, a national park of white calcium rock formations in the Sahara Desert. The area around the White Desert is full of interesting geological formations like the "crystal mountain," the Black Desert, and the salt lake Lake Marun and considered to be one of the best places that must be visited while in Egypt.
Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city and one of the most unique beautiful places in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The city also has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches. Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.
Luxor is the most well known recognized City in Upper (Southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate, known famously for its oldest and most Ancient Egyptian sites. Originally called ‘Thebes’ in ancient Egypt, Luxor is often known also as the ‘World's greatest open-air Museum’. The ruins of the early Temples of Karnak , valley of the kings and much more, Considered one of the top and best places in Egypt
Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex, on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae’s ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the Third Dynasty.
Hurghada is a beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. It’s renowned for scuba diving, and has numerous dive shops and schools in its modern Sekalla district. There are many restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while the old town, El Dahar, is home to traditional Egyptian coffee shops and souks. Hurghada’s long stretch of sandy beach is lined with resort hotels.
10- Siwa Oasis
One of the most beautiful hidden and best places in Egypt as it is famous for being a piece of heaven containing a beautiful green lake sits among this ocean of yellow sand, but Siwa has more than just breathtaking sceneries, it carries a culture of its own; local habitants of Siwa actually speaks their own language, which is more like the language spoken by the Berber (desert people from further west), than the Egyptian Arabic spoken in the rest of Egypt.
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