Egypt is one of those iconic travel destinations that most people dream of visiting once in their lifetime, it’s the site of one of the oldest civilizations to emerge in human history dating back to 5500 BC. Egypt is a haven for tourists seeking stunning archaeological ruins and landmarks from the world’s classic civilizations of the past. Also, the diversity of places and adventures that you can enjoy there, as well as the fun weather throughout the year making it the perfect spot to enjoy Christmas, Easter, or even your honeymoon.
Wondering about the best places to visit in Egypt? Here is a short Egypt travel guide to the most popular Egypt tourist attractions that you must visit during your holiday there:
Giza Pyramids Complex
Located on the Giza Plateau, the pyramids are the only ancient wonder to have remained intact over thousands of years. There is a rich history here as well as so much to explore as the Pyramids contain a maze of confusing passages, which were designed to protect the great Pharaohs in the afterlife, along with their hordes of treasure.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a research institute in the beloved Alexandria city, it contains a copy of every book ever written. It is located on a magnificent site on the historic Eastern Harbor of Alexandria, almost exactly where the Ancient Library and the royal palace of the Ptolemies once stood. The library is full of Art galleries and museums among them the History of Science Museum, the Manuscript Museum, and the Antiquities Museum, all of them feature rare Byzantine, Islamic and Greco-Roman antiquities, manuscripts and books.
With yearlong sunshine and incredible beaches to explore, the city of Hurghada is Egypt’s most popular resort towns on the Red Sea coast, there is an abundance of things to do in Hurghada, ranging from fun stuff for kids to delightful activities for adults. It’s the perfect spot for those who looking for some thrill.
While the city’s main attractions may be its beaches and water-related activities, there’s much to do on dry land as well. Also, the position of the city along the red sea makes it very easy to access the other cities like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan to enjoy and explore the ancient wonders of the pharaohs, also you can get in a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan to enjoy the heritage of the pharaohs while enjoying the best views ever, all you have to do is to call a travel agency like “Tours From Hurghada” which specializes in creating all kinds of holidays and tours from small to big group tours, to private tours to fully customized excursions from or in the top coastal resorts of the Red Sea.
Abu Simbel Temple
Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, home to some of the most staggeringly impressive and intricate rock carvings in the country, it was created to honor the mighty king Ramses II. There are four colossal statues of the pharaoh himself guarding the entrance of the temple and the king had ordered the entire temple to be carefully angled and oriented in order that the sun’s rays would align twice a year on his date of ascension to the throne (21 February) and on his birthday (21 October) and illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple. Abu Simbel is a place of wonder and excitement and should be a stop on any Egyptian itinerary.
Valley of the Kings
The “Gateway to the Afterlife”, the valley of the kings is a royal burial ground for pharaohs of Egypt new Kingdom such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. The highly decorated tombs in this valley evidence elaborate preparations for the next world, in which humans were promised continuing life and pharaohs were expected to become one with the gods. It is one of Egypt’s finest and most photographed monuments you shouldn’t miss during your vacation in Egypt.