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Traveling To Egypt

Egypt-sphyinxEgypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East live near the banks of the Nile River. Egypt is well known for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings, are a significant focus of archaeological study, and artifacts from these sites are now displayed in major museums around the world.

The celebrated tourist attractions of Egypt are the millennia-old monuments like Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza, the Abu Simbel temples south of Aswan and the Karnak Temple Complex and Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Cairo also boasts the Cairo Museum and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha and the coastal areas of Sinai Peninsula are very popular with visitors as well.

Here are most famous travel destination in Egypt,

  1. Giza is the site of some of greatest and oldest (26th century BC) ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples. It lies about 20 km southwest of Cairo.
  2. Luxor is the site of the ancient city of Thebes and has sometimes been called “the world’s greatest open air museum”. It includes the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. The site lies about 500 km south of Cairo. On the opposite side of the Nile River you can find the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
  3. Abu Simbel, about 850 km south of Cairo (near the Sudanese border) is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples originally carved out of a mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II (13th century BC). The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser. They are now situated on an artificial hill made from a domed structure high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
  4. Saqqara, a vast ancient burial ground which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. This place has some pyramids, including the world’s oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of mastabas. It lies about 30 km south of Cairo.
  5. El-Sokhna, about 110 km east of Cairo has a number of beach resorts as Stella, Hijaz, Porto El-Sokhna.

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