Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Destinations In Egypt

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Cities

  • Greater Cairo – the capital of Egypt and is home to the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and stunning Islamic architecture..
  • Alexandria – Egypt’s Window on the Mediterranean, with glimpses of the past still palpable
  • Aswan – a more relaxed option, full of curiosities
  • Hurghada – a Red Sea town filled with all-inclusive resorts and scuba diving
  • Luxor – gateway to the Valley of the Kings, among other fabulous attractions.
  • Port Said – the center of the third largest metropolitan area, has a cosmopolitan heritage and is home to the Port Said Lighthouse.
  • Sharm el Sheikh – a very popular resort on the Sinai Peninsula, with some of the best diving in the world.

Regions

  • Lower Egypt
    includes the north of the Nile Delta and the Mediterranean coast; Cairo, Alexandria
  • Average Egypt
    the area along the Nile where the historic upper and lower kingdoms met
  • Upper Egypt
    a series of astonishing city-temples on the southern part of the Nile
  • Western Desert
    Location of the western oases: five green points, each with its own attractions
  • Red Sea Coast
    Luxury resorts, diving and marine life
  • Sinai
    Rugged and isolated peninsula with fascinating remains of the past, high mountains and great diving possibilities.

Other destinations

  • Abu Simbel – a very isolated place in the far south, with some beautiful ancient temples
  • Dahab – in the Sinai, east of Sharm el Sheikh, a center for hikers, with excellent dives
  • Karnak – scattered temples built with an emphasis on grandeur, an impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes runs through the center
  • Memphis and Saqqarah – both filled with relics and ruins of ancient Egypt, they are often combined in a day trip from Cairo
  • Siwa – a beautiful and secluded oasis near the Libyan border
  • Saint Catherine is home to the oldest permanently inhabited monastery, Mount Sinai and Mount Catherine (the highest mountain in Egypt) and the true Bedouin culture.
  • Taba Heights – a seaside resort specially designed for tourists, overlooking Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia
  • The Valley of the Kings
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