Some of the most important places in history are in Egypt. Here is a full list of all the important places to visit in Egypt. You can use these tips to get ready for a trip back in time. There is always something new to see, no matter how much time you have.
The Giza Pyramids are the most important thing.
Archaeologists still don’t know how the Giza Pyramids, which are Egypt’s most famous buildings, were built. Cheops, the oldest and biggest, was made by King Khufu’s children and grandchildren for him. The son of King Khafre and grandson of King Cheops built two of the three pyramids. Khafre’s son and heir, Menkaure, built the second-largest pyramid (the smallest). In this area, you can also find King Khafre’s Valley Temple, the Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings.
2 – Museum of Egypt
The Egyptian Museum, which is a must-see on any trip to Cairo, is only a short walk from Tahrir Square. When the museum opened in 1902, there were Egyptian items there. The riches of Tutankhamun and most of the mummies found since the 1800s are among the more than 120,000 Egyptian artefacts in the Interior, which has the largest collection of Egyptian archaeological artefacts in the world. Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman artefacts are some of the museum’s most valuable items.
Egypt has more than just ancient temples and buildings. It also has beautiful beaches and places where animals live. At the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the Red Sea wraps around the Egyptian town of Sharm El Sheikh on the coast. This makes it a great place to go on a boat trip. Sharm El Sheikh is close to the Red Sea, so many people take boat trips from here.
Divers and snorkelers will love the Ras Mohamed area, which is a natural reserve and more protected than the rest of the area. There are a huge number of marine species in this area. Sharm El Sheikh has a lot of bars, restaurants, and clubs to choose from when it’s time to go out at night.
Luxor gets four stars.
The oldest Egyptian archaeological sites may be in Luxor, which is the most important city in Upper Egypt. The Egyptians called it “Thebes” because it was on the banks of the Nile. It has been said that Luxor is the “largest open-air museum in the world.”
Temple pieces from Luxor and Karnak may be in the East Bank city of today. Ancient sites like the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens draw tourists from all over the world to the West Bank.
Aswan, Egypt, is often called “the city of the Nubians” because it is quiet and the people there are friendly. People who visit the colourful villages of this country will feel right at home because of the unique traditions and customs of its people. You’ll love how peaceful Felucca tours are after sunset or during happy hour at one of the restaurants or cafes on the banks of the Nile. One option is to go to the Philae Temple, which I thought was a lot of fun. From the city centre, it only takes a short drive to get to Abu Simbel and see the famous temple of Ramses II.
Alexandria, Virginia, is in the United States.
In 331 BC, when Alexander the Great built his capital city, the land around it was full of useful things. It is one of the few ways to get to Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza. It is between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mareotis. How can you make the most of your time in Alexandria? The Montaza Palace, the Khom el Shuqqafa catacombs, the Qaitiba stronghold, and Pilar de Pompey are all well-known places for tourists to visit. There is a planetarium, a science museum, a calligraphy museum, and an exhibition hall in the Alexandria Library.
On the seventh day, there will be trips down the Nile.
Since ancient times, people from all walks of life have found ideas in the Nile River. If you want a longer trip, you can take a 4- or 5-day cruise between Aswan and Luxor. These cruises have itineraries and guided tours of local temples and monuments. On a 15-day trip from Cairo to Aswan, you will be able to enjoy all of the amenities and sights.
The eighth Al-Khalili Khan,
When you visit this area, you can go back in time and see how Arabs used to run their businesses. The merchants sell all kinds of interesting things, like oriental carpets, gold, clothes, perfumes, antiques, papyrus, and everything else in between. There are many famous landmarks and museums in Old Cairo, as well as a number of traditional tea shops.
This is a place that most tourists don’t go to, but Christians in Cairo love to visit. As the biggest church in the Middle East, it can hold up to 20,000 worshippers. It also has a number of churches hidden in the mountains of the so-called “City of Garbage” on the Mokattam Mountain. In and around the city’s two most important temples, different scenes and Bible passages are shown.
The No. 10 spot goes to the Citadel of Cairo.
Egypt’s capital has been the Citadel of Saladin, a mountaintop fortress built in 1183 AD to protect against attacks by European Crusaders. It has been the capital for 700 years.
The Alabaster Mosque, which is Cairo’s most well-known building, is in this area. Its huge shape dominates the eastern view of the city. Citadel also has the National Military Museum, a museum about the history of police, and the Muhammed Ali Palace Museum, which is all about the palace of the late Egyptian ruler.
Take a hot air balloon ride above Luxor if you have time.
In spite of what most people think, this beautiful view is in Egypt. Early in the morning, you can watch the sunrise from the comfort of a hot air balloon.
Thebes was the name of Luxor when it was Egypt’s capital and largest city. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see more than 4,000 years of history all in one place.
find out about the history and culture of Islamic Cairo
Cairo is known as the “city of a thousand mosques” because there are so many mosques in its many neighbourhoods. Throughout Cairo’s history, these mosques have been signs of the power of different dynasties over the city. Even though mosques are Islamic buildings, their architectural beauty brings people from all over the world to see them.
Plunge into the Red Sea!
At dive sites in Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and Dahab, visitors can get a close look at the Red Sea’s diverse ecosystem and natural beauty.
Time to climb Mount Sinai, the tallest mountain in Sinai.
There are many different kinds of mountain scenery, each with its own look and colour. It has been considered sacred land for hundreds of years because of its religious and historical importance. The Old Testament says that Moses got the Ten Commandments after a 40-day and 40-night journey through the desert.
Is there something you really like about these things to do? Check out our online Egypt Vacations to make the most of your time in Egypt and the other places listed above.