Best Places To Visit in Egypt

Egypt is a Intercontinental country comprising North East corner of Africa and Southwest corner of easier alongside the land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has one of the longest historical events of any country from 6th-4th Millennia B.C.E. Egypt’s wealthy cultural ancestry is an fundamental part of its national identity.

8. Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt with the residence of 5,200,000. Alexandria is a huge city and called “The bridge of the Mediterranean” by regional people. It is a popular harbor for tourist and significant commercial center cause its natural gas and oil pipelines from suez.
The place was originated in 331 B.C. by the Great Alexander, king of Macedon. Alexandria does not have magnificent landmarks like Giza Pyramid to show. However, you should visit this place because of the Spectacular waterfront view and delicious seafood which awaits for you.

Things To Do in Alexandria

There are some not to be missed places which you should visit once if you are planning to visit Egypt:

I. Alexandria National Museum

This Museum display statuary, paintings, models and so on. This Museum gives you the idea of the history of Alexandria. so, take some time off and visit this amazing museum and learn about the ancient Egypt.

II. Corniche

Corniche is the wide waterfront road in Downtown Cornish. This monuments gives a Cosmopolitan Elegance to the city.

people walking on sidewalk on Corniche in Alexandria, Egypt
People walking on sidewalk on Corniche in Alexandria, Egypt

If you are visiting Alexandria, there are countless places to have a visit. For instance, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Fort Port, Kom-El-Dilkka, Pompey’s pillar, Montazah Gardens, Ras El -Tin Palace and so on.

7. Saqqara

Saqqara is spelled  ‘saccara‘ in  English, is an old graveyard. It is situated at south of the capital Cairo. Saqqara is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saqqara was an active cemetry for about more than 3000 years.

Saqqara has many pyramids including popular step pyramid of Djoser. The ancient stone building Complex was constructed during the third dynasty.

Things to do in Saqqara

I. Step Pyramid of Djoser

The most prominent monument of Saqqara is the step pyramid made by Imhotep. It was constructed by clay sand stone of poor quality, so you can not able to enter in the pyramid. This kind of pyramid is the example of developed large mud brick tombs.

Ancient Saqqara pyramid
Ancient Step Pyramid in Saqqara

II. Pyramid Of Unas

It is the pyramid of Unus, last king of fifth dynasty. The tombs are connected with each other by tunnels. The walls of the Tomb chamber enclosed with the pyramid taxts the ancient Egyptian texts. This is a great places to explore.

You can also visit the Tomb of Nefer-her-ptah, some 300 meters in East from pyramid of Unas. At this place, they display the scene from regular life and hunting. There are numbers of other Tombs, you can visit like double Tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, Tomb of Iru-Kaptah Khemu, Pyramid Of Userkaf, Pyramid of Teti, Tomb Of Mereruka and so on.

6. Siwa Oasis

The siwa oasis an oasis in Egypt, 80 kilometer in length and 20 km wide. This is a popular tourist destination which is famous by the name “Oasis of Amun Ra“. It was a fundamental part of ancient Egypt during the a Ptolemaic kingdom the oasis is called as “Field of Trees“.

Sunset in Siwa town in Egypt.
The sun is setting over the town of Siwa, the most remote city of all Egypt, in the middle of the desert.

Things to do in Siwa Oasis

I. The Shali Fortress

The Fortress of Shali is the heart of Siwa. This Fortress is made on a hill for over 800 years. You will get a spectacular view of this fascinating City from the top of the fortress.

II. The Tombs of the mountain of the Dead

While visiting Siwa, visit to the marvelous mountain of the Dead. Mountain of the Dead is called Gebel-Al-Mawta. While visiting this place, you have a chance to walk through the tombs.
You can only use the camera of cell phones, cameras and tripods are prohibited inside the tomb.

III. Fantas Iceland

Fantas Iceland is also called fantasy Iceland. This place call most of the tourists and visitors to enjoy the sunset view. There are small coffee shops on the Iceland from where, you will be able to have tea, coffee and cold drinks. So sit on the Chil desert, take a sip of your coffee and enjoy the magnificent view.

There are several places to visit such as The Temple of the Oracle, Amun Temple, take a dip at the Siwa Sault Quarry, Siwa Museum, Great Sand Sea Safari, wander through Siwa town.

5. Dahshur

Dahsur is a royal churchyard situated at the 14 km south of Cairo. It is known for the pyramids. There are two pyramids in Dahshur, one is known as Red pyramid when you are able to visit from inside. However, another pyramid known as Bent pyramid, where you are not able to visit from inside.

The red pyramid of Dahshur was constructed by the king of Sneferu of old Kingdom in 2613 To 2589 BC. However, he first tried to built Bent pyramid which was unsuccessful.
While in Dahshur, you can visit The Grand Egyptian museum, The Moghul room, Baron Empain Palace and black pyramid.

Pyramids of Dahshur
Dahshur Pyramid in the middle of the dessert.

4. Aswan

Aswan is the town in South Egypt. Aswan is lively tourist center and market. Aswan is a tourist place with 1,5 68,000 citizens.

green grass beside calm body of water in River Nile
River Nile in Aswan, Egypt.

Things to do in Aswan

I. Elephantine Island

Elephantine Iceland is man attraction for visitors. If you wish to have a look at locals life, this is the best place to visit. This place will let you know the insights of local’s life.

River Boating in Aswan, Egypt
River Boating in Aswan, Egypt

II. Nubian Museum

Museum in Aswan which is the highly recommended by me this place shows you the culture of the Nubian people. While visiting this place you get the chance to know the history and early life of Nubian people.

III. Kitchener Island

Kitchener Iceland is located to the west of elephantine Island. so while visiting this place you will enjoy a boat ride and you’re able to visit the Temple of Nobles and Aswan Botanical garden.
You can have a walk to Monastery of Saint Simien. Here I would like to share one tip with you is, to visit the monastery in the early morning or late afternoon when the weather is not so hot.
You can also visit to the Kom ombo, Abu simbel, High dam, Nilometer and so on.

3. Cairo

Cairo is the center of administration of Egypt. It’s Cosmopolitan city with the community rate of about 20 million which is the biggest in Africa and sixth largest town in the world.
This ancient City founded in 969 AD, situated near the Nile delta.

Best Places To Visit in Egypt
City Of Cairo in Egypt

Things to do in Cairo

I. Cairo Tower

From the Cairo Tower, you will be able to enjoy the great view of whole city. Tourist and visitors would love to visit this place during evening time to see the colorful lights of the city. There is little Cafe, from where you can enjoy drinks and light meal.

II. Cairo Open House

This is the national culture Center for performances. You can enjoy the music groups in the Auditorium and folk dance performances at this place.

III. Mosque Of Muhammad Ali

It’s a peaceful place to spend some quality time with your loved ones. The garden is filled with yoga classes, children playing near the fountain, some people are sitting on the bench and enjoy the view of the city.

There are great number of places to visit, while you are in Cairo, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Grand Egyptian Museum, Muizz street, Qalawun Complex, Al-Azhar park, Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Hanging Church.

2. Luxor

Luxor is a town in Egypt with about 1,328,429 community rate. It is among the former developed cities in the world. There are two parts of Luxor city the East bank and the West Bank divided by the Nile river.

brown concrete building near body of water during daytime
Karnak, Egypt

Things to do in Luxor 

Firstly, important places to visit in the east Bank of Luxor.

I. Karnak Temple

Karnak temple is huge and complex temple in the world.There are four main division in Karnak Temple.

  1. The precinct of Amunra
  2. The temple of Mut
  3. The Precinct of Montu
  4. The temple of Amenhotep IV
brown concrete pillars under blue sky during daytime
Karnak Temple Luxor, Egypt

II. Luxor Temple

It’s like a smaller version of Karnak Temple. The temple was constructed in 1400 BC.
If you are interested in history then I will recommend you to visit Mummfication and luxury museum to get a brief explanation about Egypt in history.

Now, it’s time to explore the places in best bank of Luxor.

III. Valley of the Kings

I would love to let you know that this is the one of the best place to visit in all of Egypt there are currently 8 terms in value of the kings displays will forces you to take a deep dive in Egypt in history.

IV. Valley of the Queens

If you want to look the oldest tomb, then you should count the Tomb of Queen Nefertari in your list which is about 30000 years old. The valley of the Queens was the entombment site of the wives of king.

V. Mortuary Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut

It is devoted to the queen Hatshepsut, one of the most muscular women leader of primitive Egypt.
There are numerous other size to visit in West Bank of Luxor. For example, Colossi of Memnon, Mortuary Temple of rameses III at medinet habu, Deir El-Madina, Tombs of the nobles and so on.

1. Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza is a classical and prehistorical site of Egypt.Earlier it was included in the seven wonders of the ancient world. Egyptologist conclude that the pyramid was constructed as a Tomb for the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu over a 20-year period around 2560 BC.

Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

The first Giza Pyramid, began by Circa 2550 BC. It is the largest in Giza and Towers continuous to 481 feet above the plateau. The second Giza Pyramid made by Khufu’s son, pharaoh khafre around Circa 2520 BC. This Giza included the sphinx, a puzzling limestone which stands sentinel for the pharaoh’s entire Tom complex.

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