When we talk about exuberant journeys full of history, Egypt always comes to mind, doesn’t it? That is because the destination is fantastic in every way. But there are still many people who believe that Egypt is just pyramids and deserts. So, we prepared this list with some of the main attractions of this wonderful destination. So if you are already planning your Egypt Tours stay tuned to our tips and include these tours on your trip.
1- Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx
Of course, it is unthinkable to go to Egypt and not visit the Pyramids of Giza. So already put this tour in your planning and take the opportunity to also go to the Great Sphinx which is nearby and is considered one of the most incredible statues in the world. The pyramids of Giza are in Cairo and were built more than 4,500 years ago as the tombs of the famous pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Miquerinos. It is worth the walk.
2- Temple of Karnak
Karnak temples is a multi-temple complex located in Luxor; the city known for being the largest open-air museum ever seen in the world. The constructions of this complex have an area of 2 km² and were erected within a period of 1,500 years. The largest of the temples is the Amon-Rá and certainly deserves your visit.
3- Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings located in the city of Luxor, on the banks of the River Nile, the Valley of the Kings was the main burial place for the pharaohs of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt and for other nobles of that time. Several of the treasures found in the tombs are now exposed to all tourists and in addition to the exuberance you can also delight in the magnitude of the buildings.
4- Temple of Horus
The Temple of Horus, also known as the Temple of Edfu, is one of the most preserved of all temples in Egypt and is located on the banks of the River Nile. It is 137 meters high, and it took 200 years before it was completely ready. It is the perfect place for contemplation and for that photo with the typical decorations of Pharaoh Ptolemy VIII subduing his enemies in front of Horus.
5- Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel temple in the south of the country, close to the border with Sudan, you can find the times of Abu Simbel. They are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and were built to honor Pharaoh Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. A curiosity is that about 50 years ago, when the Aswan dam was built, the temples had to be moved so as not to disappear by submersion.
This is undoubtedly one of the most charming places in the country. Located on the Islamic side of Cairo, Al-Azhar is a complex comprising a mosque, the second oldest university in the world. The building is from the 10th century and is one of the most beautiful mosques. Without a doubt, the tour is very worthwhile.
As we mentioned earlier, these are just some of the main attractions present in Egypt. So, if you intend to visit the country be sure to go through our directions and delight yourself with everything wonderful that Egypt offers to all tourists. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the magnificent country of the open air museum.