With beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming and over 150 acres of gardens for walking and picnics, Montaza Palace is a perfect destination for a day away. Over the centuries, excavations by archaeologists have excavated hundreds of statues, thousands of bronze and many more artifacts from the past. In the eastern district of ancient Cairo is an ancient citadel built in the 12th century as a defense against the Crusaders.
At 298 miles in length, it is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. Several days of cruises on Lake Nasser give you the opportunity to admire beautiful landscapes and wildlife, fish for Nile perch and tiger fish and visit the old attractions of the lake. Across the Luxor River is the Theban Necropolis, the Valley of the Kings. Here are more than 60 underground graves built for the mummies of the New Kingdom pharaohs from the 16th century BC.
Located on the site of a 10th century mausoleum, Khan el-Khalili organizes a lively story and became a place for Turkish merchants in the 16th century. Visitors to Khan el-Khalili can buy from traders, eat from one of the street food sellers or take a break in one of the souq cafes. Al-Azhar Park is a beautiful oasis in the center of Cairo. From some of the green hills of the Al-Azhar park, visitors can get a 360 degree view of the city of Cairo. Visitors can also find the remains of a 12th-century wall, which was discovered during the development of the park and contains some hieroglyphic-covered stones. One of the most popular and impressive locations in Egypt, the temples of Abu Simbel are the gigantic rocky carvings of some of the pharaohs of Egypt.
It is one of the best and most detailed community documentation in Egypt’s history, detailing everything from social interactions to living and working conditions of 400 years, all thanks to hundreds of surviving texts with everyday events. Well-known places during a visit are the wall around the city, the foundation of the houses and the pyramidal grave. The most striking thing about the Karnak temple is that it is less of a single temple, because it is a complete complex of temples, chapels, pillars and other structures in different state of decomposition. It’s not far from Luxor, so this will probably work on your time to stay there as a day trip. Each of these hotels has its own unique history, with numerous chapters of famous famous visitors during its time.
During my trip in Egypt, my first hotel told me to book bigger tips for guides, cabin crew, drivers and hotel staff. But save the slightest change for bathroom visitors, photo shooters, etc. I saw a lot of tourists lose patience in the temples, while people bothered them all the time, they tried to sell things Quad Bike Desert Safaris in Hurghada or offer guide services. Do not talk to people who approach you in public areas who offer services such as city tours, special visits to graves, sites or shops … It is always safer to use tour operators and registered agents. Leave tips in cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, shops and almost everywhere!
A journey here still has a lot of potential to get excited. The best known alternative nickname of Cairo is “the city with a thousand minarets” because it houses a significant number of truly remarkable and historical mosques that are open to tourists every day except Friday. Egypt has an endless supply of things to do, places to be and people to collect. An essential pit stop in your travel experience in Egypt must be the capital and heart of Egypt, Cairo. In which you can visit the wonders of ancient times in the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Citadel of Cairo, Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo. Another attraction not to be missed is the Egyptian Museum.
I want Egypt to regain its former glory as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. The Valley of the Kings was by far the 3 best things to do in Egypt. Photography is unfortunately not allowed here, but it gives you a good reason to get away from the screen and enjoy the story. They open 3 graves at once to give others a break, so the temples you see are the ones that are open at the time. I just can’t describe the temples inside because they left me speechless.
They were also moved to higher ground to prevent flood damage in the 1960s. The entrance to the Great Temple is guarded by four colossal images of Ramses II. Inside, eight larger images show Pharaoh in its deified form and can be seen on a tour of Abu Simbel. The modern city of Luxor is located on the east bank of the Nile River, on top of the ancient Pharaonic capital Thebes.