Tuesday, July 21, 2020

10 destinations that should be on your Egyptian tourist map - Part 1

10 destinations that should be on your Egyptian tourist map - Part 1

Traveling to Egypt means leaving the modern world behind and traveling back in time. For each temple, pyramid, and museum, you'll get a glimpse of Pharaoh's time ... The following 10 destinations should be on your Egyptian travel map for the upcoming 2020!
The history of Egypt is more than 5,000 years old and the history is still being explored to this day ... there are many things that people do not know about this mysterious land! That makes Egyptian tourism even more attractive! 
Egypt is still one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. It can be said that Egypt is full of dreams, mysteries, memories ...
Here are the top ten attractive destinations you must tick on the list in your Egyptian travel map !

1. The Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids

The Great Giza Pyramid, also known as the Khufu Pyramid (after Pharaoh Khufu), is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last one intact. Found in the Giza complex, this pyramid had the record of the highest man-made structure until the Lincoln Cathedral was built in 1300 AD. This means it has kept a record for over 3,000 years!
This is a destination on the Egyptian tourist map not to be missed because it is one of Egypt's most iconic landmarks but also surprises people about the structure and how it was built from last year. In the Giza complex, you'll find the legendary Sphinx, as it protects the Great Pyramid and the other two pyramids that make up the Pyramid of Giza.
Interestingly, the Great Pyramid was once covered in fine limestone but it was these stones that were taken away to use and build buildings in nearby Cairo!

2. Temple of Karnak

Thebes, the ancient capital of the Egyptian empire along the east bank of the Nile, is a vast city that includes the Valley of Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Karnak and Luxor. In 1979, the entire Thebes area became a designated UNESCO heritage. Today, Luxor is home to the Karnak temple complex and Valley of Kings - each worthy of a place on this list.
The Karnak Temple Complex is an open-air museum displaying temples honoring the Theban trio of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Amun is the king of the gods, Mut is the Queen of the goddesses and their son Khonsu is the moon god. As you wander through this religious complex, you'll see imprints from every pharaoh when they want to leave their mark on the largest religious building ever built. The temple in the center of Karnak is so large that Notre Dame Cathedral and St Peter's Milan will fit within its walls.

3. Valley of kings

Further along the Nile is Luxor - Valley of the Kings. Known as the burial place of most kings, from the 18th to 20th dynasties, kings, queens and many heirs to the throne were buried in graves dug into the mountainside.

10 destinations that should be on your Egyptian tourist map - Part 1Valley of the Kings

The tombs are dug out of the limestone rock on the mountainside and then painted and filled with treasure (statues, food, jewelry and furniture), necessary to sustain life into eternity. Of the 62 graves - the most famous tomb belongs to Tutankhamun, however all the riches ever found in the tomb are now on display at the Egyptian Museum.

4. The capital of Cairo

As the capital of Egypt , Cairo should definitely be on your Egyptian tourist map ! Over the years, it has fascinated travelers from all over the world with its bustling markets, noisy streets and friendly locals.
You have never experienced Egypt like the Egyptians did, until you step into the culturally filled streets of Cairo. In the capital Cairo you will find Cairo Muslim, where there are many mosques, monuments and souk markets of Khan el-Khalili. Bronze founders and artisans in their small workshops and stalls take each traveler on a journey back in time to Ancient Egypt.
Wander through the alleys and experience the hustle and bustle of Cairo, you can also visit the old city and view the city from above, or sip a glass of Qasab (sugarcane juice) when you're still am impressed by the view from a rooftop bar.

5. Aswan City

With its own airport, Aswan attracts many Egyptian tourists to its shores like Cairo, but you can expect a more comfortable environment from this town along the banks of the Nile. In fact, the best way to see the beauty of Aswan is on the felucca (Egyptian sailing boat) and experience the waterways that make Aswan a must-see destination on the Egyptian tourist map . Along the river, you'll come across the small islands of colorful Nubian villages and large sand dunes along the West Bank of the Niles.
Wander through Elephant Island and see the ruins of Abu (Aswan's oldest settlement). You will experience the daily life of the Nubian people as you walk through the colorful villages of Koti and Siou. If possible, you should take a boat and head to Kitchener Island, an exhibition of exotic plants from Africa and Asia, once brought here by Lord Kitchener.
Above are 5 must-visit destinations on the Egyptian tourist map if you want to fully explore this legendary country. Riding a camel on the sand dunes, traveling on the Nile in a felucca boat ... is sure to leave you with a great impression!

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