Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Egypt

Egypt is one of the four ancient civilizations in the world, with a history of more than 5,000 years. It is an old and mysterious country and one of the earliest birthplaces of human civilization. Egypt is located in the northeast of Africa and is home to the world's longest river, the Nile. When you think of Egypt, most people will first think of the pyramids, the country's country's country's symbol of Egypt. There is a famous Egyptian proverb: "Everything fears time, but time fears the pyramids." It is a country that is half desert and half ocean, with a rich cultural heritage that makes it fascinating and attracts tourists from all over the world every year. Do you also want to take a trip to Egypt with thousands of years of culture? I'll tell you more about it next.

The Giza Pyramids were the tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, who were treated as the embodiment of God, and the pyramids symbolized their supreme power. The Pyramid of Khufu is the largest surviving pyramid in Egypt and is made up of 2.3 million megaliths tightly stacked together. The base of the pyramid is square, and each line points exactly in four directions: east, west, north, and south. The Pyramid of Khufu was originally 146.5 meters high, but with thousands of years of weather, erosion lowered almost 10 meters. The Pyramid of Khufu is allowed to be visited, and inside the pyramid are the tombs of the pharaohs and queens, although the remains of the pharaohs have not yet been found. The Pyramid of Hafra is the best-preserved pyramid in the entire Egyptian pyramid complex, and the top of the pyramid is covered with lime, which glistens in the sunlight. In front of the pyramid of Hafra stands the famous Sphinx. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs liked to compare themselves to lions because they saw lions as a symbol of power, so the Sphinx is composed of the face of Pharaoh Hafra and the body of a lion. The sphinx has a snake carved on its forehead and a collar around its neck, and it is about 20 meters tall with two giant claws about 15 meters long creeping in front of the statue. For thousands of years, the sphinx has always looked ahead and guarded the emperor behind it. The Pyramid of Menkaura, whose owner was the son of Pharaoh Hafra, is no different from the first two pyramids in the way it was built, except that it is relatively small in size. These three pyramids are the three great pyramids of Egypt, they are the symbols of ancient Egyptian civilization, and their technical mastery makes it impossible to reasonably explain how they were built more than 4,000 years ago.

The Giza PyramidsThe Giza Pyramids

The new Grand Egyptian Museum will officially open its doors to the public in early 2023. With a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, the entire museum faces the Great Pyramid complex not far away. The statue of the famous Pharaoh Ramses II stands in the atrium of the museum, which is about 11 meters high and is the largest piece of art in the museum. The world-famous golden mask of Tutankhamun will also be presented to the public at the opening of the museum. The entire mask is made of gold leaf and inlaid with colored stones and glass, which is still in bright colors today. An eagle and a cobra are engraved on the forehead of the mask, as the ancient Egyptians regarded them as the protectors of the country. In addition, the more than 4,000-year-old Huff Sun Ship was transported to the Grand Egyptian Museum for exhibition. The Huff Sun Boat, a funerary object of the pharaohs, is about 43 meters long and 6 meters wide. Although a long time has passed, it is perfectly preserved. Each exhibit in the Grand Egyptian Museum has a history of thousands of years, so if you are interested in ancient Egyptian civilization, come here and let's take a trip through the past and present.

The Nile is the longest river in the world, and it is the "mother river" of the Egyptians. Most tourists who come to Egypt will choose to take a Nile cruise not only can enjoy the natural scenery on both sides of the river, but along the way, we can also see many famous attractions. For example, the temples of Kangombo, built on the hills on the east bank of the Nile, and Philae on the island of Philae, as well as the Nubian villages that still retain their original tribal culture. At each destination, the cruise ship will stop so that visitors can go down and visit. We can sit on the deck of the cruise ship and enjoy the scenery. The sunset shone on the water of the Nile, and the trees in front of us and the desert in the distance looked in harmony. In the evening, we can enjoy a delicious dinner while watching a dance and music performance. There are also swimming pools, bars, and other leisure places on the top floor of the cruise ship, which will leave a good memory for this Nile cruise.

Nile CruiseNile Cruise

The Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple are part of the same Luxor monuments and are very close to each other. The Temple of Karnak is the largest temple in Egypt. On both sides of its entrance passage are arranged statues of lions with rams' heads, each very tall and huge. The ancient Egyptians believed that the ram was an incarnation of the sun god Amun, so the pharaoh was also carved under the head of the ram as a way to shelter the pharaoh and the entire dynasty. The walls and pillars inside the Karnak temple are painted with colorful designs and inscriptions, but they have slowly faded with the passage of time. But when you stand here, it's as if you can still see its former glory. The Temple of Luxor is a subsidiary temple of the Temple of Karnak. In front of the Temple of Luxor stands an obelisk about 20 meters high, which is flanked by statues of pharaohs, one of which is the famous pharaoh Ramses II. The outer walls of the temple are painted with a map of the war council of Ramses II. The entire temple consists of various halls, each with a statue of a different pharaoh. In addition, there are 12 tall lotus columns standing in two rows, as if they were the guardians of the temple.

Coming to the Red Sea, you can see the magical sight of the desert coexisting with the ocean. From a high altitude, it looks as if a sapphire has been placed in the desert. Hurghada, bordering the Red Sea, is not only a famous tourist area but also a diving destination. The waters of the Red Sea are so clear that even the underwater corals are clearly visible. If you do not have a diving license is also okay, there is a snorkeling program, and there will be a professional instructor next to you to guide you to ensure the personal safety of tourists. Tourists can also choose to take the yacht out to sea, on board we can enjoy the food while watching the sea, and if you are lucky you can see dolphins! In addition, there are surfing, paragliding, water sofa, and many other amusement projects waiting for you to experience.

Hurghada on the Red SeaHurghada on the Red Sea

The Valley of the Kings is a valley in Luxor that contains the mummies of many ancient Egyptian pharaohs and nobles. It is located on the west bank of the Nile and not all of the 60 tombs are open to the public, only 18 are available to visitors, and not all at the same time. The frescoes inside the tombs are engraved with Pharaoh and the Sun God on one side and the Book of Death on the other. Here we can also see the relief of the shitter because in the ancient Egyptian view, the process of the shitter pushing the dung ball is very similar to the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, so they treat the shitter as a sacred insect that can push the sun. Therefore, they believe that carving the shitlery inside the tomb can protect this mausoleum. It is best for visitors to remain quiet while visiting the tombs so that we can feel the memory of these monuments that span thousands of years with our hearts.

If you're in Cairo, you can't miss the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, it is the largest open-air market in the Middle East. The area is home to a variety of Egyptian-style handicraft stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, as well as spice stores, and many other stores. If you are a vintage lover, there is also a special place selling magazines and vinyl records from the last century, whose collection is quite large. Khan el-Khalili bazaar consists of many alleys because most of the things sold are colorful, so each alley is colorful, when you walk here is like entering a mythical world. At the entrance of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, there is a Feshawi cafe with good coffee, so if you are tired of shopping, you can order a cup and take a break. At night, the stores selling colored lights will be unified to light up the lights, adding a mysterious atmosphere to the whole market, and if you look carefully, you may be able to find Aladdin's lamp hidden in it.

Khan el-KhaliliKhan el-Khalili

Perhaps you have seen a white desert? There is such a strange and beautiful place in Egypt. It is all covered with snow-white sand and huge white rocks, which have turned into various shapes after thousands of years of weathering. During the day, the vast white desert and the huge white stone sculptures seem to be shining under the sunlight. This place is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Standing in the desert, we felt nothing but tranquility and the stunning beauty in front of us, combined with the strange rocks that seemed to tower into the clouds in the distance, which made people wonder at the charm of nature. If the White Desert is a world of ice and snow during the day, it is a whole new experience when night falls. Because the desert is a very pure place, there is no light pollution here, so at night we can clearly see the sky filled with the Milky Way. In addition, we will set up a tent and light a campfire where visitors will dance in a circle around the campfire and have a delicious dinner for you to enjoy. Here there is no outside interference, we look up is under the sky full of stars, and sometimes will see a shooting star, but do not forget to make a wish.

The Library of Alexandria is one of the oldest libraries in the world. It has a very large collection of ancient books and manuscripts dating back thousands of years, which shows its cultural heritage. The exterior walls of the library are carved with words and symbols from around the world, and as you enter the library, prompts on the walls will tell visitors that each floor of the collection has a different theme. A very special design in the library is a bench made in the style of a book, with Shakespeare's poetry printed on the sitting position and the backrest, which is very creative. There are also several small museums on the negative floor of the library, including one that shows the development of Egyptian civilization according to a timeline. We can see for ourselves the changes in ancient Egyptian civilization. There are also galleries that show visitors other works of art, such as Egyptian-style sculptures and paintings. When strolling through the library, the whole person becomes calm, and it is recommended that you must not miss this place that contains the wisdom and civilization of ancient scholars.

Library of AlexandriaLibrary of Alexandria

The temple of Abu Simbel was built by Ramses II and it was used to enshrine the three great national gods in the eyes of the Egyptians. At the entrance of the temple, there are four huge statues of Ramses II and his family, thus proclaiming the greatness of Ramses II. When you enter the temple interior, you will see two rows of statues of gods, and the wall behind them is carved with reliefs, whose superb carving skills make it impossible to believe that this is a building from more than 4,000 years ago. The amazing thing is that on February 11 and October 21, the birthday and death anniversary of Pharaoh respectively, the sun will shine through the entrance of the temple to illuminate all the idols, which is known as the "Sun Festival Spectacle". All in all, it is a temple that reveals the wisdom of the ancient Egyptian people in every way.

There are many famous places in Egypt, if you want to experience the mysterious charm of ancient Egyptian civilization, you may want to go to Egypt once. You can contact us, we will do our best to create a tailor-made itinerary for you and give you a perfect experience. We are sincerely looking forward to your visit.

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