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
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
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
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
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
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