Even all this rich ancient history would become boring without a proper balance of sightseeing and excitement. This is where Egypt excels, the ancient history is perfectly blended with unlimited tracts of deserts, awesome scuba diving, pyramids, temples, and the famed Nile River. There really is something here for everyone to see.
To fully appreciate the beauty of Egypt, let’s take you on a journey through some of her wondrous attractions.
Scuba Diving in Hurghada, Red Sea
Hurghada is a red sea resort town and has become an incredibly popular tourist destination, especially amongst the diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. There is an abundance of fun activities on site like scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, horse riding and deep sea fishing. Of course, all this is not complete without a vibrant night life and the extensive shopping opportunities that are on offer in the town of Hurghada. This is the place to relax and unwind after days of seeing.
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian museum is located right in the heart of Cairo. It is home to around 120,000 Egyptian artefacts, although not all of these are on display.
This is the largest place of worship ever discovered and it took over 100 years to construct. The most impressive structure of the site is the massive Hypnotic Hall which covers around 5000 square meters. Interestingly, Luxor temple which is the birthplace of the legendary Hercules, can now easily be reached through the newly discovered Avenue of The Sphinxes. There are always daily sound and night show at the Karnak Temple in the evening.
Temple of Philae
The Temple of Philae is the last ancient temple built in true ancient Egyptian style. It was relocated from its original location on Philae Island to its new location on the Agilkia Island because it was threatened to drown in Lake Nasser forever following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. There are always daily sound and night show at the Philae Temple in the evening as well.
Two massive temples cut from rocks constructed during the reign of Ramesses the Great as a place of worship and also to serve as a lasting monument of him and his Wife, Queen Nefertari.
Tomb of King Tut
More popularly referred to as the Valley Of Kings. “King Tutankhamen, the least esteemed of all the Pharaohs who ruled before him, but in death, he became the most esteemed of them all” these are the words of a renowned historian. Ever since being discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, it has become a real fascination for many. It is the burial site for 62 ancient Pharaohs. Some famous burial sites in the valley include the tombs of Ramses I, Tutankhamen, and Amenhotep.
Nile River Cruises
The Nile River, which is the longest river in the world played an important role in ancient Egyptian society, serving as a transportation and trade route as well as a source of food. You haven’t experienced Egypt until you have experienced a cruise through the Nile Valley, as there is no better way to appreciate and enjoy the delights and treasures of Upper Egypt.
The Giza Necropolis
This structure is as daunting as its name, it is the largest pyramid ever built. It is one of the most visited attractions in the world. It was built over the span of 3 generations by Khufu, his second reigning son Khafre, and Menkaure. In addition to this pyramid, you can also see the pyramid of Khafre, Khufu’s second reigning son, and also the pyramid of Pharaoh Menkaure, the site is also home to the great Sphinx (a great stone carving of a lion with a human head) and the valley temple.