2021 . Feb . 09

22 Best Sightseeing Attractions That a Tourist Must Visit in Egypt

The whole world is waiting to be Covid-19 free, so they can live their life normally again and travel. Everybody is feeling frustrated and in desperate need of change in scenery, the first thing that will help in that is traveling. Egypt is a perfect destination to do that with its amazing weather and peacefulness. Here are some of the top sightseeing attractions and things to do in Egypt to help you plan your next Egypt tour.

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1. The Magnificent Pyramids

What else could fit more on top of the list? The Great Pyramids of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World; it is a must-see while in Egypt. It was built over 5000 years ago by the three famous kings Cheops, Chephren, and Myckerinus. The location was carefully chosen to be a reflection of the sky where three stars are brightening there. You will be amazed by what you will know about Pyramids' secrets and the activities you can do there like camel and horse riding.

the magnificent pyramids

2. Saqqara

It has been growing a huge reputation lately due to the numerous discoveries done there over the past two years. At first, it was mainly known for its "Step Pyramid,"the first trial of building a pyramid in History , although it was a whole funeral complex. Actually, the site is full of secrets to be revealed. There is so much to see and still more to be discovered.

step pyramid

3. The Grand Egyptian Museum

The museum that the whole world is waiting for its grand opening will be the world's largest archaeological museum. The Grand Egyptian Museum will display over 100,000 pieces of original antiquities that were already exposed in the actual museum, plus about 20,000 shown for the first time ever. It is close to the pyramids, so it will be easy to have both tours in one day.

the grand egyptian museum

4. National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

This museum is not famous as it deserves; it is the first museum for civilization in the Arab world; it presents a view of the Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day. It will be the new house for the most famous Egyptian Mommies. It will give you a unique and exceptional visit through Egyptian History.

national museum of egyptian civilization

5. Luxor Temple

It is one of Luxor 's most impressive temples in the ancient city of Thebes'. This temple was used as a worship place over the centuries; it wasn't built in dedication to a king but to kingship's rejuvenation.

luxor temple

7. Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple is a must-see when you are in Luxor ; it is the largest religious building ever constructed. It consists of several temples built in the same place for over 2000 years. It is also known as the city of temples and was built in dedication to three gods, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.

karnak temple

8. Valley of the Kings

Where the tombs of the most famous kings exist, it is considered the gateway to the second life or the World of Death. Over 62 tombs were discovered so far in the valley, dating back to the New Kingdom, 18th,19th & 20th dynasties, including the famous boy King Tut Ankh Amen's tomb. Most of these tombs have authentic colors.

valley of the kings

9. Abu Simbel Temple

About 230 Km south of Aswan, on the borders with ancient Nubian Country, there is the famous temple of Ramsses II that amazed the world, where the sun rays shine directly on the face of Ramsses II on the day of his coronation and his birthday. Abu Simbel Temple has been moved to a 65m higher place after building Aswan's High dam to a new place; it is totally worth going to.

abu simbel

6. Nubian Museum in Aswan

This museum is a unique one; it will introduce you to the Nubian culture, History, and arts. It also describes the project of moving Nubia's most important monuments after building the High Dam of Aswan, saving them from being submerged in Lake Nasser's water. Whenever you are in Aswan, go and visit it, you'll enjoy it a lot.

nubian museum in aswan

10. Philae Temple

One of the temples that were moved after building the High Dam of Aswan, it was a very complicated process to move an entire temple to a neighbor island, "Agilkya Island," that was about 500m from the original location. This new location gave the Philae Temple an amazing view that added to its magic. This temple was one of the temples built to worship the Egyptian goddess Isis, mother of Horus and similar to Ephreudit the greek goddess.

philae temple

11. Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

One of the largest museums in Egypt takes place in the palace of Princess Fatema El Zahraa, which was constructed in the 19th century. The museum showcases some of the most valuable jewelry and ornaments of the Queens and Princesses of Mohamed Ali's family, the last Royal family in Egypt.

museum in alexandria

12. Siwa Oasis

One of Mother Nature's gifts to Egypt is Siwa Oasis; it is a top destination for medical tourism. It beholds super healing powers within its water springs and hot sands. Siwa Oasis has one of the most isolated settlements; you'll be introduced to a unique desert culture that you won't see elsewhere. This location doesn't also miss History; it's the first place that Alexander the Great visited while arriving in Egypt. Some theorists believe that Alexander was buried there.

siwa oasis

13. White Desert

Ever seen white sand? Well, Egypt has that. Enjoy spending a night camping there to see the moonlight reflected on this white sand and giving an exceptional effect. You'll see their magnificent artistic rocks craved by the wind, taking different shapes like mushrooms and chicken. It is a destination you would want to visit during your Egypt tour .

western desert of egypt

14. St. Catherine

A town in the Sinai Peninsula where the oldest inhabited monastery exists, St. Catherine named after a young Egyptian Martyr "Saint Catherine. You can also have an unforgettable tour there, climbing the mountain where Moses spoke to God, and watching an incredible sunrise from the top.

st catherine

15. Abydos Temple

A temple that is not visited much but you'll miss a lot if you don't see it. The temple was built by Seti I, the father of Ramsses II , where the ancient Egyptians used to go for pilgrimage. As the legend tells, Abydos is where goddess Isis found the head of her husband Osiris, who was cut into 14 pieces by his brother god Set, and every piece was thrown in 14 cities of Egypt.

abydos temple

16. Khan El Khalili

Khan El-Khalili is a historic open bazaar where you can have an amusing walk and buy lots of souvenirs. You'll find El Moaz street that hosts the most incredible collection of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic World in the same area. You'll be thrilled by the amount of History those streets behold, from mosques and old houses.

khan el khalili

17. Salah El-Din Citadel

A defensive fortress laying in Cairo was used to protect Egypt from the attackers, built by Salah El Din in 1176. Sometimes it is called Mohamed Ali Citadel because of his mosque that is built inside it.

salah el din citadel

18. Root of the Holy Family

As we all know, the Holy family came to Egypt and stayed for three years passing through many places from top to bottom of Egypt. You'll find historic churches in Old Cairo going from Wadi El Natrun to Minia and Asyuit, following the path of the Holy family.

root of the holy family

19. Sayyida Nafisa area

It is an area rich with impressive mosques like Ibn Tulun mosque, the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa that has remained in its original form since 879. Sultan Hassan mosque, one of the most delicate architectural pieces from the early Mamluk era in Egypt. Al-Rifai Mosque was initially founded by Lady Khushiar Hanim, the mother of Khedive Ismail.

sayyida nafisa

20. Al Azhar Mosque

It was built during the Fatimid dynasty in Egypt, it is the first mosque to be built in Cairo, and it was also a university. Now it is considered to be the second oldest university in the world. Al Azhar is a great institution in the Islamic world, as students come from all over the words to study in it.

al azhar mosque

21. Ras El Bar

The city that beholds a miracle, in this city, the Mediterranean Sea meets the Nile, you'll see how the water merges but never blends, it has one of the most beautiful beaches ever.

ras el bar

22. South Sinai

This place is like heaven on earth; it has so many beautiful cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab that are ranked from the top diving destinations in the world. There is also Mount Sinai and St. Catherine monastery.

south sinai

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