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about Egypt , Egypt is an exciting country, both for its antiquities, and modern high culture. Egypt covers an area of approximately 1,001,450 sq km in northeastern Africa. Egypt's capital and largest city is Cairo. The climate is hot and dry.

Located at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe, Egypt is built around the Nile Valley, a very fertile land bordering the river and bounded by 2 seas. The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It has always been a place of inter-civilization reactivation between the East and the West as well as the North and the South. Egypt was also the crossing road of the heavenly religions of the world. Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 years ago.

Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind's earliest triumphs. But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced.

During the summer, from March to November, the climate is hot and dry in most of the country. December to February can be quite cold in the north. The sky is usually blue and cloudless. The winter period on the Mediterranean coast can be variable although it is usually warm and sunny, summers are hot.

places worth seeing, Cairo is one of the worlds largest cities, with a population of around 10 million, a classic museum and of course The Sphynx and the Pyramids. Cairo has great hotels, entertainment, restaurants, all manner of monuments from throughout the history of Egypt and it is often the entry point for most people visiting Egypt. It even has bowling allies and several golf courses to chose from.

Luxor is a world-beating spot for a variety of magnificent temples and tombs, including the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Hatsepshut and Luxor Temples. Luxor is a living museum with vast numbers of ancient Egyptian monuments. It is also highly oriented to tourists, and might be thought of in the same regard as a theme park, where the attractions just happen to be real monuments.

Alexandria is a couple of hours north of Cairo, was once a world famous Mediterranean port and resort but is now a tired shell of its former self and has no good beaches though the sea food is superb.

Hurghada is on the more popular Red Sea coast. Miles of stunning beaches, warm azure blue water, tons of coral and colourful aquatic life make this a sun worshippers paradise.

Most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more. Certainly it is a prime location to see our great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples, but it is also part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular.

There are many festivals in Egypt. Abu Simbel Festival one of the two days when the rising sun hits the three key statues inside the temple, courtesy of Ramases II and Abu Simbel Festival.

There are many famous beaches. The Mediterranean offers stunning azure water. Especially diving in turquoise waters and discovering exotic creatures of the deep. The coast west of Alexandria has offered a wide range of seaside resorts.

Abu Sir is 50 km west of Alexandria. Abu Sir is the name given by the Bedouins to the ancient Ptolemaic city of Taposiris Magna. Mariut is 15 km west of Alexandria. The regions climate is ideal for spa tourism and relaxation. Agami is 25 km west of Alexandria. Swimming is only possible from private beaches such as Bianci Beach.

Pyramids are the three giants of Gizeh, more than 70 pyramids can be counted along the Nile.

Al Giza Pyramids are the familiar lion-bodied Sphinx are the three Great Pyramids of Giza. The mummified bodies of Kings Cheops, Kefren and Mykerinos were ferried down the Nile to be buried and prepared for the journey to the afterlife within these massive monuments.

The largest, oldest and finest of all three is Cheop's Pyramid, simply known as the "Great Pyramid". One of the three Pyramids, the Solar Barque Museum, the Sphinx Complex and the Sphinx Sound and Light Show.

Dahshur Pyramids are were originally 11 pyramids at Dahshur, although only the two Old Kingdom Pyramids, the Bent and the Red Pyramid, remain intact. Pharaoh Sneferu, father of Khufu and founder of the 4th Dynasty, built Egypt's first real pyramid, the Red Pyramid, here. It is a quiet place where you will be able to enjoy the monuments in peace.

Saqqara Pyramids are time has all but erased the once mighty Memphis from the Egyptian landscape, however, the city of the dead has been excavated and exhumed from the desert sands. Saqqara also includes the Serapeum, represented by a life-sized sculpture of limestone, the original of which is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and an astonishing collection of mummified Apis bulls in gargantuan granite coffins.

The most of Egyptian monuments are from the pharaohic era, but are also complemented by expressions of other cultures. The one of them is The Great Sphinx (Giza). The Great Sphinx also wore a Pharaoh's royal beard. Part of it is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the other part is in the British Museum in London. The Valley of the Kings (Thebes) is including Tutankhamun, Ramses the Great and Tuthmosis III's tombs lie in this single, sprawling necropolis. The Colossus of Ramses the Great (Memphis) is a colossal statue of Ramesses II found on the site is now housed in a museum. The Ramesseum (Luxor) is the funerary temple of Ramesses II has lost much of its splendour over the centuries.

The famous Egypt Museums; The Islamic Ceramic Museum is a harmonious hybrid of Turkish, Moroccan and Andalusian architecture. The Grand Museum is alongside the Great Pyramids, a new architectural marvel is waiting to rise from Giza's rippling sands.

how to get Egypt , Cairo International Airport is the main gateway to Egypt and is located about 15 miles northeast of the city in northern Egypt.

Luxor International Airport is a popular facility that serves the Nile Valley and it a convenient gateway for people heading to the popular tourist destinations of the region. The airport is situated 4 miles east of the city.

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