Travelling Egypt: The Land of Pharaohs

Egypt is a country that is well-known for its ancient history and civilization. However, this country is more than just its monuments and pyramids. There are so many other things that tourists can see and do in this wonderful country. Below are some of them.

Ibn Tulun Mosque, Egypt

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is one of the oldest ones in Cairo. This is built around a courtyard sometime in 876 and 879 AD and a minaret was added centuries later. The James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me actually had parts filmed in the mosque.

Dehab

Located near Sinai’s southern tip, Debab was once a remote village that was later transformed into a hangout that offers cheap accommodation with a laid back ambience. This is one of the most popular destinations in the Red Sea, offering scuba diving, scuba diving, and wind surfing, among many others.

Siwa Oasis

The Siwa Oasis is situated in the Libyan Desert and is considered as one of the most isolated settlements in the country. This was once a place that was a part in the trade route as it has springs and palm trees for the weary trader.

Egyptian Mueseum in Cairo

Egyptian Museum

Housing up to 120,000 items from ancient Egypt, the Egyptian Museum is one of the top attractions in Cairo. Some of its most prized objects include the Tomb of Tutankhamen as well as the Royal Mummy Room that contains 27 royal mummies from the times of the pharaohs.

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, archaeological site with two huge temples, was relocated in the 1960s to save it from its inevitable submersion in Lake Nasser. The twin temples were carved in the 13th century BC as a monument to Pharaoh Ramses and Queen Nefertiti.

Valley of the Kings

For a period of almost 500 years, the Valley of Kings was a tomb that was made for the kings and nobles of the New Kingdom. Unfortunately, all that remained was the tomb of Tutankhamen, after the tombs were opened and robbed.

River Nile Cruise

Cruising through the Nile River is one of the best ways to visit Upper Egypt. This river has remained to be an essential part in Egyptian living and culture, even up to now. Sail boats, called Feluccas, are still used as a mode of transportation in the Nile.

Red Sea Reef

The Red Sea is one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. It is home to stunning coral formations along with a number of sea creatures. Both sides of the sea are laden with beach resorts and resort towns.

Karnak, Egypt

Karnak

Despite being in ruins, Karnak is apparently the biggest ancient religious spot that was ever built. This is a representation of the achievement of a number of Egyptian builders in a span of generations. The Temple of Karnak is made up of three key temples along with smaller enclosed and outer temples.

Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza is the undisputed number one attraction in all of Egypt. It stands at 139 meters, also making it the largest pyramid in the country. Built in a span of three generations, it is located in Cairo’s southwestern suburbs.

 

 

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Amy C. loves exploring and knowing about the interesting history of some of the most popular places around the world. When she is not travelling, Amy helps in the office administration and blogging activities of DMac Industries, a b deck and steel deck fabrication company. Check out her next post to know her latest escapade.

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