Egypt is a Republic of North West Africa which also extends into Asia through the Sinai Peninsula. Thanks to its geographical position (it is bathed by the Mediterranean and the Red Sea) enjoys a mild climate all year round and is mobbed by tourists from around the world. In this country, due to its ancient history there is no shortage of attractions and entertainment. Here you will find the tourist places to visit in Egypt, so get ready for a journey to a land rich in culture, history, traditions and to meet very hospitable people.
Everyone who visits this country can not miss Cairo, the capital, which stretches along the banks of the Nile. The city is divided into 24 districts which include several towns, such as that of Giza, with the famous Pyramids. The area is full of old streets, tunnels and distinctive buildings and has an industrial area with factories specializing in the field of iron and steel industry, which has allowed them to raise the standard of living of many Egyptians. This city, chaotic and charming, offers many places to visit: the Egyptian Museum, several mosques, the camel market and many performances of folk dances to entertain tourists.
The Pyramids of Giza
Another great place to visit is Luxor with the wonderful necropolis of the Kings and the various temples built in honor of Queen Hatshepsut. Along the Nile, you encounter different archaeological sites such as Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo, which preserve the most famous temples of the Egyptian gods such as Horus. You shouldn’t visit these places during rush hour, especially in the heat so the ideal would be in the late afternoon as you watch the sunsets that are particularly evocative.
Alexandria is also a very charming, seaside town, famous for its ancient library, full of priceless tomes.
Valley of the Kings in Luxor
For those who want to spend time alone at sea, Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada are the perfect location. Here between the exploration of the reef (always accompanied by expert guides) and the many local activities (especially clubs) you will never get bored. In these villages, you can organize excursions to the desert and in the cities of art. Egypt is definitely the ideal place for those who want to take a dip into the past and a dip in the sea, so as to combine the culture and the most absolute rest.
Sharm el sheikh
Egypt sights photos by: ayman rafat, Samuel Tamayo, dirk huijssoon, Armin Rodler
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