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.
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.
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
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