Amazing Destinations And Travel Guides : EGYPT
Popular Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with its seaside resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada, its pyramids and monuments of the glorious past. Egyptian travel agencies are known for their professionalism and their ability to help organize an unforgettable visit.
The long and rich history of Egypt has left behind many world-famous attractions.
Cairo is the capital of the country and the oldest city in Africa with countless monuments from the Middle Ages. Here one can go to the Valley of the Kings to see the mysterious tombs of the pharaohs that protect the mummies. The pyramids are the calling card of Egypt, there are more than a hundred. In the time of the Pharaohs, the pyramids served as a complex of enormous temple buildings, richly decorated with statues, obelisks, sphinxes, reliefs and murals.
The collection of the great pyramids of Giza consists of the three tallest pyramids in Egypt. The most important and famous of them is the Pyramid of Cheops. The second-largest pyramid is Khafre, and Menkaure’s pyramid completes the picture. Next to them, there is a complex of several small pyramids, where the wives of pharaohs, priests and high officials were buried. The Great Sphinx, like most colossal statues of Giza, is carved from solid rock. Each evening, a special luminous and colourful representation entitled “Sound and light” is at the foot of the pyramids.
The Egyptian Museum is the largest deposit of Egyptian antiquities in the world, probably the only collection of historical art in the world, where even the youngest of the exhibits is around two thousand years old. And if you are bored with the dark corridors of ancient tombs, you can always go to radiant Alexandria, which preserves the memory of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. Time and culture are closely linked, while preserving the remains of one of the “wonders of the world” – the Alexandrina Bibliotheca. Tourists will also see the Ptolemaic colossus and the Roman theater, the catacombs of Kom el-Shugafa and the 25-meter column of Pompey, surrounded by images of sphinxes.
After a cruise on the Nile, you can admire the magnificent palaces and temples of Luxor, formerly known as the city of Thebes and praised by Homer. In Aswan, you can enjoy an incomparable African spirit created by the collision of the great waters of the Nile and the warm sand of the Sahara.
Two large temples were dug in the rock at the edge of the Libyan desert. They were built to commemorate Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Twice a year, in October and February, the temples become the place of the celebration of the “miracle of the sun” when the solar disc alternately illuminates the gigantic images of the gods and kings.
From Sharm El Sheikh, you can take a trip along the Gulf of Suez to the Bedouin country, the Sinai. One of the local plateaus houses the 4000-year-old temple of the goddess Hathor. The pearl of Sinai, the oasis of Feyran, stretches here with its rustling leaves of thousands of palm trees. There is also the Christian monastery of the seven nuns. It was at Sinai that Moses received the divine tablets. Back in Sharm el-Sheikh, you will have the opportunity to swim in the freshwater of the Red Sea and enjoy one of the most beautiful underwater worlds in the world.
If you want peace and harmony with nature, it is worth going to Taba, with excellent lagoons and pristine coral reefs. Due to its unique location on the Sinai Peninsula, Taba offers a beautiful panoramic view of three countries – Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. They can still be visited with guided tours. On the coast, you will find a small island of pharaohs, with a medieval fortress.