Tourist Attractions in Egypt: Valley of the Kings, Siwa Oasis, Hurghada

Egypt is located in North Africa and is among the top tourist destinations in the world. No other country comes even close to Egypt when it comes to the number of magnificent monuments, activities and historical attractions. More than ninety percent of all Egyptian attractions are lined up along the river Nile. Hence, many places can be visited by taking a cruise on the Nile river Since it is a popular tourist destination Egypt offers extensive facilities for tourists. Some of the top tourist destinations in Egypt can be listed (Tourist Attractions) as follows:

Tourist Attractions

Top Tourist Attractions in Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx –

The Pyramids of Giza represent one of the greatest architectural accomplishments of man. The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the reason for which most people visit Egypt till today.

The Pyramids of Giza represent one of the greatest architectural accomplishments of man. The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the reason for which most people visit Egypt till today.

In fact, there are three main pyramids in Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different King of Egypt. In front of the pyramids lies the Sphinx or Abu al-Hol in Arabic, which means “Father of Terror”. Carved out of a single block of stone, this enormous cat-like sculpture has time and again mesmerized millions of visitors.

Cairo –

Cairo is another top tourist destination (Tourist Attractions) of Egypt. Medieval Cairo is a hub of streets just bustling with life. There are mosques at every corner, Coptic churches, huge medieval gates and bazaars selling everything from motorbike parts to perfumes. Highlights of this place include the Citadel and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar.

The Major Mosques –

The Mosque of Mohammed Ali; the Ibn Tulun, which is one of the largest mosques in the world; and the Al-Azhar mosque which houses the oldest university in the world from 970AD.

Abu Simbel –

Next, to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been a major source of attracting visitors since the Victorian times. As impressive is the architecture of the monument, equally impressive is the story of its restoration in the 1960’s.

Next, to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been a major source of attracting visitors since the Victorian times. As impressive is the architecture of the monument, equally impressive is the story of its restoration in the 1960’s.

Next, to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been a major source of attracting visitors since the Victorian times. As impressive is the architecture of the monument, equally impressive is the story of its restoration in the 1960’s.

The temples had to be dismantled and physically moved 60 meters up a cliff where they were reassembled in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun. During the day, natural sunlight and architectural brilliance together make the inner sanctum of the temple light up. It’s a breathtaking sight which should not be given a miss at any cost. Apart from this, there is also a sound and light show is a highlight ought not to be missed.

Temples of Karnak –

The spectacular Temples of Karnak are a must watch in the itinerary of Egypt. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. The site is huge, measuring 1500 x 800 meters, and is a spectacular complex consisting of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods. The

The spectacular Temples of Karnak are a must watch in the itinerary of Egypt. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. The site is huge, measuring 1500 x 800 meters, and is a spectacular complex consisting of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods. The Hypostyle Hall in the Great Temple of Amun has to be paid a visit to. There are several performances of the sound and light show organized especially in the nights.