Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world, are one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built as the tombs of powerful pharaohs and guarded by the enigmatic Sphinx, the Giza pyramid complex has instilled fear in travelers for centuries and has left archaeologists (and many conspiracy theorists) puzzled over how they were built over the centuries.
You can visit this place by yourself. Do not trust when locals said that ap pyramids are far away from each other. It is a way to get money from you. Entering ticket is 200 EP and it is all price you will spend on pyramids. Read here about how to get to Giza and what you should expect from this point.
Karnak Temple in Luxor and Valley of the Kings
Famous for the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and Hatshepsut Memorial Temple, the city of Luxor on the banks of the Nile in Upper Egypt has an abundance of tourist attractions. This is ancient Thebes, the mainstay of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom, where there are more attractions than many can see in one visit.
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The atmospheric narrow streets of the Islamic district of Cairo are filled with mosques, madrassas (Islamic schools of learning), and monuments dating from the Fatimid era to the Mamluk era. Here you will find the labyrinthine trade bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, where coppersmiths and artisans still have their tiny workshops and stalls full of ceramics, textiles, spices, and perfumes.
Although Cairo is an ancient city, there are a lot of people who want to trich you. How to manage that read here.
The quietest city in Egypt is Aswan, located on the winding bends of the Nile. Surrounded by orange dunes, this is the perfect place to stop, unwind for a few days and immerse yourself in a relaxing atmosphere. Take the river ferry to Elephantine Island and stroll through the colourful streets of Nubian villages. Ride a camel to the deserted monastery of St. Simeon on the East Bank. Or simply sip endless cups of tea at one of the river restaurants as you watch the feluccas sail past.
Even in a country strewn with temples, Abu Simbel is something special. It is the majestic temple of Ramses II, adorned with colossal sculptures guarding the outside, while the inside is lavishly decorated with wall paintings. Rightly known for its megalithic size, Abu Simbel is also famous for the incredible feat where the entire temple moved from its original position – which was supposed to disappear under the water due to the Aswan Dam – in the 1960s during a massive UNESCO operation that required four of the year.
The most bizarre natural wonder of Egypt is the White Desert, where bizarrely shaped chalk mountains have created what looks like a snowy wonderland in the middle of arid sand. The landscapes here look like something out of a science fiction movie with dazzling white boulders and iceberg-like peaks. For desert aficionados and adventure seekers, this is the perfect extraordinary playground, while anyone who has had enough of temples and tombs can enjoy this spectacular natural landscape.
In the west, Siwa is a soothing tonic for the bustle of Egyptian cities. Surrounded by date palm plantations and numerous freshwater springs, this magnificent little oasis is one of the most scenic spots in the Western Desert. The city is centred around the ruins of a huge mud-brick citadel that dominates the view. It is the best place to relax and unwind for a few days and is a great base for planning adventures in the surrounding wilderness.