Egypt Attractions: Top five places to explore in Egypt
Egypt is always going to be a popular holiday destination whether you’re going as a family or going as a couple on a romantic journey Egypt is a place for people of all ages. Here in Egypt you’ll discover some of the most interesting places in history from over 5,000 years ago which is what Egypt is generally most well known for.
Places to visit in Ancient Egypt
Egypt attractions convey the ancient history, and lifestyle of Egyptians. The Pyramids of Egypt, Temples, Egyptian museums tells the tales of ancient Egypt. Below are the top must visit attractions in Egypt to have an feel of historical tour clubbed with art and culture.
The Egyptian Museum
Who could go to Egypt without visiting a museum? Containing the beautiful antiques of the Egyptian Era. The museum is located in Cairo and is open daily from 9.00am till 7.00pm although does close at 5pm during Ramadan period so do bare that in mind but with over 120,000 items to see you should have plenty of time to go through the museum with a guided tour available. You’ll be blown away by what you see in there from the remains of famous pharaohs to the Egyptian mummy room or even the mask of Tutankhamun made from 11kg of gold.
Red Sea Riviera
If you love diving beneath the ocean or snorkelling your way through crystal clear waters then you’ll adore the Red Sea Riviera. Beneath the Red Sea you’ll encounter so many different species of marine fish whether it’s a Lionfish, the clownfish or even a blue spotted stingray you’ll discover some of the most beautiful marine life down under the Red Sea. The Red Sea can be seen from many places along the shore of Egypt one of them places Sharm El Sheikh which is a very popular destination in Egypt which is not surprising considering how luxury the sea-side resort is.
Abu Simbel Temples
Not far away from the city of Aswan in Egypt lays two huge monuments beautifully crafted and the fact these monuments have been in quite a few top films the likes of Star Wars The Phantom Menace, Team America and James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me just goes to show how special these historical monuments are in Egypt. The two types of temples are different heights with one standing at 98 feet (The Great Temple) and the other at 40 feet (The Small Temple) however do be aware there is an entry fee at 90 EGP but is open from 6am till 5pm daily giving you plenty of time to explore the temples. Inside and outside the temples you’ll see different types of Egyptian architecture whether it’s Osirid statues inside the great temple at 30 feet high or the six standing colossi statues outside the small temple. When you first see these temples you’ll think you’re starring in The Mummy and in fact the temple was show in the film The Mummy Returns.
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is by far one of the most interesting places you’ll experience in the whole of Egypt which is a cemetery of an incredible 62 famous Pharaohs hence the name “Valley of the Kings”. Also the exploration by archeologists revealed that there were likes that suits the Tutankhamun’s tomb in this very building containing thousands of artefacts however many of the tombs are not available to view and do be prepared to venture through the valley single file and remember to be quiet. You aren’t allowed to photograph in the tomb which is understandable considering how important this place is in terms of the Egyptian history.
The Pyramids of Giza
There’s no doubt when people think of Egypt the first thing which comes to their mind is pyramids, well you can’t leave Egypt without not visiting The Pyramids of Giza. The fact that being pyramids in Egypt are the most popular tourist attractions it says alot especially with all the beautiful historic monuments they have in the country. They’re three main pyramids one of which is called The Great Pyramid of Giza the oldest and largest pyramid in Giza and in fact is only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world which is still standing today which is remarkable considering this monument has been around for some 4,500 years.
Incredibly the Great Pyramid of Giza is made from 2 ½ million limestone blocks and what makes the Great Pyramid of Giza unique to the other pyramids is the fact it has a Grand Gallery inside which is basically all hall 153 feet long at a slightly upward curve.
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