Egypt : The Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt : The Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt. The Land of the Pharaohs and one of the world’s greatest civilizations, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies and pyramids. It is filled with iconic landmarks and remarkable landscapes. It has a rich history, strong culture and it boasts world class diving, incredible beaches and exciting nightlife. Egypt really does have it all. Are you looking for a great travel destination? Are you looking for an interesting environment? Then consider taking a trip to the unique and ancient land of Egypt. 

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If you love to explore the architecture and lifestyles of the old world, then a tour of the mystical land of Egypt is the perfect solution to indulge your dreams. Here are the top 5 reasons to plan your travel to Egypt.

Nile River
The Nile is not only visually stunning, but is the focal point of several centuries of ancient history. From legendary tales of Biblical times to the stories of Cleopatra, this river has much to tell. Treat yourself to a Nile River Cruise during your tour of Egypt. The Nile is a very important part of Egyptian life and lore and the pyramids and tombs were often built along the river, since ancient Egyptians believed that the river was an influence on life and the afterlife.

As the largest city in Egypt, Cairo is the center of industry and commerce. Here you will find not only modern conveniences but also many bazaars and outdoor markets with local goods & merchandise that has been imported from the region. While in Cairo, be sure to do at least one sightseeing day tour covering the Pyramids & Sphinx in Giza along with the Egyptian Museum & Citadel/Old Cairo downtown. Also check out the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island. This 187-metre structure gives a fantastic view of the city and outlying areas.

Mt. Sinai
As a very important and historic Christian site, this is proclaimed to be the place where Moses led the children of Israel and received the Ten Commandments from God. It is also claimed as the place where Moses saw the burning bush and spoke to God. The site is currently the home of St. Catherine’s Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration.

Ancient Temples
You will find temples dedicated to various gods scattered throughout Egypt. In Abu Simbel, in the southern region of Egypt, you will find the Temple of Ramses II as well as the Temple of Nefertati. Add an excursion to Abu Simbel during your Nile Cruise as a special treat. Heading north up to Luxor you come to the valley of the kings. Filled with ancient temples and statues, this valley is the one of the most well-known areas of Egypt for studying ancient Egyptian architecture. This is also the place where you will find the burial chamber of Tutankhamun and also the sarcophagus of Ramses IV.

The Pyramids
The most recognizable and popular tourist site in Egypt, the pyramids are filled with legends and mysteries. Located in Giza, the Great Pyramid is known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Built during the second century B.C., these pyramids stand as witnesses of the Egyptians architectural and engineering mastery. No tour for Egypt would be complete until you see these ancient structures.

Egypt does not end there. Just think of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, a burial site of Pharaohs; the unfinished Obelisk, which represents an illuminating example of the constructive techniques of these important monuments; the Temple of Nefertari, right next to the Abu Simbel Temple; the Temple of Luxor, the ancient Tebe; the Temple of Kom Ombo, devoted to two different gods, Shobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the Hawk god; The Aswan Dam, a gigantic fundamental work for energy production that has given birth to the great Nasser Lake, an artificial water mirror about 500 kilometers long.