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Egypt, located in North Africa, is one of the most popular tourist destinations all over the world. The reason behind this is its rich and ancient heritage and a large number of monuments and spell-binding historical places. Most amazingly, most of its tourist’s attractions are along the side of Nile River, so many places can be visited by taking a sail in Nile. Some of its most important attractions include:
Cairo is the capital city of Egypt displaying both modern and ancient culture. There is traditional food, trendy restaurants, and mud-build homes along with contemporary looking homes, bowling alleys and clubs. This city is full of entertainment and attractions. The worth-seeing places in Cairo are:
- Egyptian Antiquities Museum
- Coptic Museum
- Mosque of Ibn Tulun
- Abu Sir Pyramids
- Manial Palace Museum
- Abdeen Palace Museum
Egyptian Antiquities Museum has more than 100 halls having thousands of worth-seeing and admirable work of art. The most important attraction which should never be missed is Tutankhamun gallery in this museum.
Another attraction of Cairo is Khan al-Khalili market which is known to be the largest in world. It is not only popular among tourists but locals as well. If you are looking for Arabic clothes and foreign perfumes, then you will find this place to be the best in Cairo.
Egypt is very well-known and famous of its pyramids located near to the Nile River. It has been said that after the death of kings and other important personalities, their bodies were used to be wrapped and placed in these pyramids after preserving them as mummies. Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx are the most well-liked among tourists. Based on research, it has been said that it took 80 years to build the pyramids of Giza. The largest pyramid of Egypt is also located in Giza having a height of 481 feet.
Located on the west bank of Nile, the Valley of the Kings has been divided into two valleys: East and West valleys. East Valley is more liked by the tourists. This valley is naturally in the form of a pyramid and is located under the beautiful cliffs and tallest peak named Al Qurn. This area is attractive and liked for its natural splendor by most of the tourists. The Valley of Kings was actually used to bury royal personalities and therefore it has almost 63 tombs.
This city of Egypt is known for its cultural and traditional attractions and memories of its splendid past. The tourists attractions found in Alexandria are:
- Alexandria National Museum
- Roman Amphitheatre
- King Farouk Palace
- Sidi Kir Beach
- Borg al-Arab
- Sidi Abdel Rehman Beach
Abu Simbel is a place that provokes you to visit attractive temples including Temple of Hathor and Temple of Re-Harakhte.
It is one of the most ancient cities of Egypt. It is a great place to visit as it has a number of historic monuments and places that can capture your heart. Some of its places you should really visit are:
- Karnak Temple
- Twin Statues of Ramses II
- Temple of Luxor
- Mummification Museum
- Luxor Museum
This area is world famous of its dates and olives. You should really visit it as it provides you to see the most beautiful landscape in this country.
In this place the most important tourist’s attractions include:
- Na’ama Bay
- Tiran Island
- Sinai Mountain
- White Lagoon
These were some main places which you must visit whenever you get a chance to go to Egypt. I hope that visit to Egypt will leave good and exciting memories on your mind.