Places to Visit in Egypt | Where to go in Egypt | Travel Guide

The Great Pyramids, the mighty Pharoahs , the mysterious Sphinx, and the life giving Nile.
Explore the glorious past of Egyptian civilization through Destination for travel.

  1. The Great Pyramids of Giza

A true masterpiece that has rightly earned the  title ”Wonder”.
Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, it is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza.

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built for the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Khufu (or Cheops) , and was completed around 2560 BCE. It is a part of a complex of  3 large pyramids in the Giza Necropolis located in modern Cairo, Egypt.

It also contains 3 small pyramids that were built for Khufu’s wifes.


                                                                                (The pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure)
                                                                                The last remaining wonder of the ancient World

  1. Cairo

Egypt’s sprawling capital set on the Nile River.
It is the home to the world’s largest food court featuring 4,2233 seats its Oasis restaurants and entertainment buildings.
City of enormous number of activities and places to visit  such as :

  • Giza pyramid complex

                                                                      Site of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx

  • Egyptian Museum . Tracing 5,000 years of Egyptian history

  • Cairo Citadel   

 

                                                                                Landmark medieval Islamic fortress

  • Khan el-Khalili

                                                                          Major bazaar selling souveniers & crafts

  1. Valley of the Kings , Luxor, Karnak Temple, Abu Simbel

The ” Gateway to the afterlife” provides a window to the past.

Tombs and temples that has been called  the biggest open air museum in the world.  

The pharaohs were buried with their belongings, furniture, food , treasures , all the material good a ruler might need in the next world. Sometimes even with their alive relatives or companions(they were killed or sacrified), so that the secrets of the Pharaoh remain secret or to continue to serve them afterlife.
Egyptian’s  believed in afterlife, in which  humans were promised continued life and pharaohs were expected to become one with the gods.

                                                                                                 The Valley of the Kings
                                                                                      Pharaohs’ tombs & burial chambers

                                                                                              Temple of Luxor
                                                                              Place of worship  built c.1500-1200BC

                                                                                                            Karnak
                                                                                      Vast iconic complex of temple ruins

                                                                                                        Abu Simbel
                                                         An ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt

Egyptian resident’s give you an opportunity to experience Egypt more adventurous .
Such as visiting all these places by camel tours, safari etc.

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