Why Travel to Egypt?
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Egypt is probably one of the most frequently visited countries for travellers and tourists of all kinds. One of the reasons why people travel to egypt is because of country's rich and intoxicating culture and the numerous activities and sites that one can visit and experience. So why should you consider travelling to Egypt? Simple: because there are so many things that you can do in Egypt. Read on and discover what these are.
Visit the Giza Pyramids & meet the Great Sphinx
This is one of the top reasons why people travel to egypt. There are actually several different pyramids that you can visit all around the country but the most famous of them all are the Great Pyramids of Giza. This site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is one of the best structures that tell of Egypt's past grandeur and history. The Great Pyramids are made up of three structures: the Pyramid of Khufu - the oldest and the largest, Khafre and Menkaure - the smallest of the three. To see the grandeur of the Great Sphinx is reason enough to travel to egypt. The Great Sphinx is a structure built by the Egyptians during the 3rd Millennium B.C, carved out from stone. This is now considered as the largest monolith ever made in the entire world. The Great Sphinx is found near the vicinity of the Great Pyramids and both sites can be visited within the day.
Cruise along the River Nile
The Nile has been giving this country water a life for the past thousand years. And one of the best ways to ravel at its beauty is by taking the infamous Nile cruise - a "must-do" on your Egypt travel. The Nile is thought to be one of the longest rivers in the World and is a great way for you to see other popular sites built along its banks such as the temples of Karnak, Edfu, Philae, and Abu Simbel. Most of the Nile Cruises offered will take visitors to Luxor where other equally famous spots are located.
Explore the Egyptian Sahara Desert
The Egyptian Sahara Desert has a beauty of its own which has captivated many people to travel to egypt. You can experience this natural wonder by camel or by a 4WD. If you are the adventurous kind, you can go on a trek hike all the way to the White Desert at the western side of the country and see the world famous mineral sculptures. If you want to go back in time, you can visit Alexander the Great's home at the beautiful Bahariya Oasis.
Go diving at the Red Sea
Egypt is a wonderful mix of contrasting natural wonders. From the desert, refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea and go diving to experience all its underwater wonders. You will be treated to one of the most colorful and the most bio-diverse dive sites in the entire world. There coral reefs lining the coast of Egypt is said to be around 5 to 7 thousand years old.
Climb up Mount Sinai
Another great reason to go on an Egypt travel is to visit Mount Sinai. The infamous peninsula is not only known for its rugged natural beauty but for the world class beach resorts that line its coast. From the coast, there are regular guided trips that can take you to the site where Moses was believed to have received the Ten Commandments. Again, for the adventurous, there is a hiking trail that will take you up the Mountain, past the picturesque St. Catherine's Monastery - the exact site where the burning bush stood a thousand years ago.
Explore the ancient temples
The country is filled with so many ancient temples that most visitors who travel to egypt can barely visit them all in a single trip. So for those who are planning to travel Egypt on a limited time, the best sites that you can visit are the temples in Karnak and Abu Simbel. Karnak is actually an open air museum lined with a several temples and statues.

Although most of the structures are somewhat ruined and eroded, they still remain to be the most frequently visited sites in all of the country. Abu Simbel on the other hand, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site found at the southern end of the country. It features two huge rock temples: the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari.
Discover the Valley of the Kings
Another great reason to travel Egypt, the Valley of the Kings was especially built as a burial ground for kings and nobilities from the 16th to the 11th century B.C. The site is located near Luxor at the western bank of the Nile River. One of the most famous burial sites in the area is the infamous burial chamber of the child-king Tutankhamun and of course, Ramses IV.
See the world-renowned museums
Most of the artefacts found in the king's tombs were retrieved and displayed on various museums all throughout the country. There are plenty of great museums that you can drop by on your travel to egypt. One of the most famous is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities built way back in 1891. The museum is home to one of the largest and the most extensive Egyptian antiquities collection in the world.
Stay at Egypt's most luxurious hotels
And finally, if money is not a problem, then you can opt to stay at one of the country's world-class hotels on your travel to egypt. Egypt is home to many of the most notable hotels in the world, such as the Mena House Oberoi Hotel and plenty of other first class beach resorts lining the majestic Egyptian coast. With so much to do, Egypt is sure to give you one of the most unforgettable vacation experiences of your life. So what are you waiting for? There is no other place in the world that can give you all these in a single country. So travel to egypt and experience these wonders yourself.