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Things to do  in Egypt  

August 12, 2021by Egypt Eye Tour0

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Egypt is the birthplace of ancient Pharaonic civilization. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa and the world. More than 3.50 million tourists visit Egypt each year Because there are so many tourist attractions and museums and rare monuments that are not found anywhere else in the world. The great Nile, its well-established hotels, its people’s kindness. So Egypt is an ideal tourist destination for many activities that combine adventures and relaxation. It has reserved for itself six diverse cultural and heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List between Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and Islamic. Today in this article you will learn about the most important tourist attractions in Egypt that attract attention around the world and the most popular activities that tourists prefer to do.

1-  Visiting Giza Pyramids:

The pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt, It is located in the Western Desert, about 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile River in Giza’s old town, It is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, it consists of three pyramids, the highest one is The Pyramid of Khufu then we have The Pyramid of Khafra, the last one is the Pyramid of mankara. It was built to be tombs for the kings in old ages. And in front of these pyramids is the Great Sphinx. This statue consists of a human head and a lion body, regarded as the guardian of the pyramids. Tourists come to see the great pyramids and take photos. Also, they can go on a tour by camels or horses, They can buy souvenirs like sphinxes and pyramids.

Giza Pyramids
Giza Pyramids

2- Visiting the Egyptian Museum:

The Egyptian museum is ranked as one of the world’s most famous museums. It was built as a public museum, it holds over 150,000 artifacts, The museum houses the greatest archaeological collection ever in ancient Egyptian history.it contains old statues and mummies which don’t exist in other countries. So it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Egypt. Visiting this museum allows you to explore the culture of old Egyptian people. If you love history and the search for ancient cultures, this is the best place for you to visit.

Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum

3- walking in Khan Al-Khalili:

Khan El Khalili is one of the most famous and oldest tourist destinations in Egypt, It was built about 60,000 years ago by ElMalik. The Khan has many shops where you can buy many ancient, and handmade items. In Khan Al-Khalili, Egypt, there is a place dedicated to leather and copper products and historical accessories such as swords, copper helmets, and belts. The prices of these products are affordable. A lot of tourists go there to buy souvenirs. Khan Al-Khalili is one of the most famous Egyptian streets loved by many tourists from all over the world.

Khan El Khalili
Khan El Khalili

4- Camping in The White Desert:

The White Desert is located 45 kilometers north of the Farafra Oasis in the New Valley Governorate. It was declared a nature reserve in 2002. It consists of white chalky mountains in the middle of an arid desert. If you’re a desert camper, this is the best place to go where you can see the stars clearly in the night sky. Another famous feature of the reserve is Crystal Mountain, a rock mountain with more than 125 different types of crystal that is collected by nature into a huge mountain mass, and anecdotal accounts say its formation occurred when a huge meteorite linked to the Earth millions of years ago in that area melted the rocks of the mountain into rare and unique pieces of a precious crystal, one of the purest and most expensive in the world. you can only reach this desert by SUVs. 

White Desert
White Desert

5- Visiting the Monastery of Saint Catherine:

The Monastery of Saint Catherine is located in southern Egypt below Mount Catherine and near Mount Moses. It is said to be the oldest monastery in the world, so a lot of tourists come to visit it every year.  The monastery contains a historic church with ancient gifts from Kings and princes, including the wealth in silver. And there is a small mosque, built inside the monastery by a Fatimid-era ruler of Egypt, protects the monastery from attacks from time to time.  There’s also Mount St. Catherine, which snows in the winter, and many tourists like to go ice-skating there.

Montessori of Saint Catherine
Montessori of Saint Catherine

6- visiting Fayoum:

Fayoum is one of the most important tourist cities in Egypt because of its ancient history. It includes many Roman and Pharaonic monuments, in addition to a collection of magnificent museums, parks, and valleys. Fayoum also has great places that attract visitors from inside and outside Egypt. It has the Pyramid of Horah, built by Amenemhat III, Qaroon Palace, one of Fayoum’s finest monuments, and The Valley of Whales Reserve, which contains the structures of whales and other animals and plants dating back 40 million years. So tourists visit Fayoum to enjoy its natural beauty.

WAdi El Ruan
WAdi El Ruan

7-visiting Alexandria:

Alexandria has many important tourist attractions, which attract many tourists annually from all over the world. Qaitbay Castle is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Egypt، it is surrounded by the sea on three sides, which gives it splendor and imaginary beauty, to be the legend of the Mediterranean. The library of Alexandria is distinguished by its large area and its wonderful design, which makes it one of the most popular tourist places in Alexandria. Alexandria Aquarium, Located on t Qaitbay Street, the museum houses many different Marine animals and plants such as shells, fish, tortoises, plants, and sponges that generally live in Egyptian lakes and seas. Alexandria beaches, you can enjoy diving under the pure and Cristal water to explore all kinds of Marine life under that water.

Alexandria
Alexandria

8-Going on a Nile trip: 

Many tourists prefer Nile trips in the summer and winter, tourists like to go on a Nile tour in the early morning to enjoy watching the sunrise, and in the evening to see the sunset, it’s an amazing scene to watch the beauty of nature (the sun and Nile )and the human-made beauty ( Cairo tower). And these trips don’t cost much, just a few pounds, it may cost more than that if it contains breakfast or dinner.

Nile trip
Nile trip

9- Diving in the Red Sea:

Many tourists prefer to spend their holidays on it. It’s the perfect place for diving, snorkeling, surfing, jet skiing, fishing, rowing, and various water sports. These wonderful water sports are not the only water sports in Sharm el-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh has many recreational activities both in the water and on land. All these sports allow you to explore the beauty of the naturally pure and Cristal water. Egypt is known for its amazing places and ancient monuments, so it’s the best place to spend the vacation.

 

Diving in the Red Sea
Diving in the Red Sea
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