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29 Jan
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9 Must to Visit Tourist Attraction in Egypt

Egypt is an ancient African country that is well known globally. But there are undisputed facts that comes to everyone’s’ mind when the term Egypt is mentioned such as; a Kingdom of Pharaohs, the Nile River which is the biggest and largest river in the world, the great Egyptian temples just to name a few.

But what exactly attracts millions of tourists in this amazing country? Here are some of the beautiful sites that every tourist have to visit in Egypt:

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza


Egypt is known as a country of pyramids. However, the Great Pyramid of Giza is which covers more than thirteen acres exceptional. It was constructed with approximately 2,300,000 limestone and granite blocks weighing between 2.5 and 50 tons each, which were quarried from the earth. One interesting fact about this pyramid is that it has three burial chambers. The first is underground, carved into bedrock. The second, above the ground chamber was called the queen’s chamber by early explorers and perhaps was a sacred statue of the king himself. The third is the king’s chamber, which held a red granite sarcophagus placed almost exactly at the center of the pyramid. The foundation of the Great Pyramid is amazingly level. No corner of its base is more than one-half inch higher or lower than the others. Near the pyramid of Giza is the Sphinx papyrus that stands at 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high. It is purportedly believed to be constructed in the 4th Dynasty by the Pharaoh Chephren (Khafre). What an amazing site it is!

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  1. Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. It is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902. It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamun treasures and the mummies. This museum has several floor sections. For instance the 1stsection mainly comprises of the Tutankhamun’s treasures.Exhibits here are grouped thematically and can be viewed in any order, but if you come up the southeast stairs, you’ll enter the Tutankhamun Galleries at room 45 and experience the pieces in roughly the same order they were laid out in the tomb (a poster on the wall outside room 45 illustrates the tomb and treasures as they were found).

For your quick understanding of what to find in these sections I have hereby grouped the sections according to what they have. The 2ndsection houses the pre-dynasty and the Old Kingdom monuments while the 3rd section has the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments.The 4thsection has the monuments of the Modern Kingdom while as the 5thsection has the monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods. At the 6thsection you will find Egyptian coins and papyrus.The seventh section houses sarcophagi and scrubs..

  1. Valley of kings

Valley of kings

This is where you will find the tombs of many kings of  Egypt commonly known as the great pharaohs. Currently there are sixty three known tombs in the valley whereby 26 carved for kings and the others granted to royal family members or the highest of the elite. Surprisingly, almost all of the tombs seem to have been opened and robbed in antiquity, but they still give an idea of the opulence and power of the Pharaohs. This area has been a focus of archaeological and Egyptological exploration since the end of the eighteenth century, and its tombs and burials continue to stimulate research and interest. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (with its rumors of the Curse of the Pharaohs, and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.

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  1. Abu Simbel Temple

Abu Simbel Temple

The temples at Abu Simbel which are believed to be constructed in a span of 20yrs were formerly located further down the hillside, facing the Nile in the same relative positions, but due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser, the original locations are underwater. In the 1960’s, each temple was carefully sawed into numbered stone cubes, moved uphill, and reassembled before the water rose.The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Their huge external rock relief figures have become iconic. Allegedly, it is said that a Swiss explorer Burckhardt was led to the site by a boy named Abu Simbel in 1813 CE and the site was then named after him. From Aswan you can either go to Abu Simbel by air or take a bus to which mostly departs two times in a day.

  1. Colossi Memnon

Colossi Memnon

Located on West Bank at Luxor are the famous monuments ‘Colossi of Memnon’. The statues are believed to be of Pharaoh Amenhotep III,who reigned during Dynasty xviii. Below his feet, you will find side panel detail showing two flanked relief images of the deity Hapi and to the right, a sculpture of the royal wife Tiy. This monuments are about 20m high and approximately 15m apart. Although earthquakes and underground water rise have destroyed these statues, they still remain a tourist hub due to their composure of quartzite sandstone blocks which are eye-catching.

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  1. Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

The temple of Karnak is located in the northern sector of the city of Luxor, province of Qena, Egypt. Its Hypostyle hall, at 54,000 square feet with 134 columns, is still the largest room of any religious building in the world. In addition to the main sanctuary, there are several smaller temples and a vast sacred lake, portraying on any visitor a sense of respect and vastness no single pyramid can ever offer. Pyramids leave the visitor with the impression why and how they did this; Karnak shows the raw power, wealth and prestige this temple possessed.

In common with many Egyptian sites, Karnak has undergone extensive reconstruction and restoration. However, none of this has altered the cosmic symbolism connected with the orientation and location of the original temple and the successive additions, except for the Red and White Chapels, which have been removed from their original contexts.

  1. Temple of Edfu

Temple of Edfu

The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The origins of the Temple probably date back to the Second Intermediate Period, but the actual Temple only dates back to Ptolemaic times. The work of construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (about 237 BC) and was finished during the reign of Ptolemy IV. It is believed that the construction of this temple took about 180yrs. It one of the most beautiful and preserved temples in Egypt.

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  1. Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Situated at the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor, is the Luxor temple. This templewas founded during the New Kingdom around 1400 BC. The temple was dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and was the focus of one of the most important religious festivals in ancient Egypt – the annual Opet Festival in which the main theme of this festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office. Built during the reign of Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, Luxor is thus unique among the main Egyptian temple complexes in having only two pharaohs leave their mark on its architectural structure.

  1. Philae Temples

Philae Temples

One of Nubia’s most important monument sites, the Temples of Philae, 12 kilometers south of Aswan, was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and dazzled travelers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler adding their own stamp onto the stones here. Saved from a watery grave by UNESCO’s rescue project, which transferred the monuments block by block from Philae Island to Agilika Island, today, the temples continue to work their charm on all who visit.

These are but a few tourist attractions that you will find in this ancient country. Don’t hesitate to book your Egypt vacation with us and will be taken care of the rest!

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