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5 Must Visit Places In Egypt

5 Must Visit Places In Egypt

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Ceaseless deserts, an abundance of waterways, marvelous architectural wonders, and a culture to soak yourself in; Egypt is much more than just The Great Sphinx and the pyramids.

Explore the ancient ruins and stone carvings at Abu Simbel, Egypt

Explore the ancient ruins and stone carvings at Abu Simbel, Egypt

One of the oldest modern countries in the world, there are a lot of places in Egypt that are mainstream, some remain unexplored and others, thoroughly underrated. We’ve listed them below for you to take note of so you can cross them off your bucket-list when you visit Egypt. Read on to know more!

1. Cairo
Of Egyptian Museums, the Sphinx And Giza Pyramids

Soak in the stunning vistas of the Cairo skyline!

Soak in the stunning vistas of the Cairo skyline!

It’s here that Egypt’s glorious past casts a beautiful shadow on the present; Cairo, as we all know, is a timeless journey. The sprawling capital of Egypt, puts the busiest of countries to shame. From roadside sellers to guides at every nook and corner of the town, you’ll find this capital city hip, happening and lively. Enjoy a leisure stroll through a profusion of gardens or go for a quick bite of Koshary at a restaurant overlooking the majestic Nile. Fall in love with Cairo, it’s sure to fall back in love with you.

Visit:
Pyramids Of Giza

The ancient Sphinx by the Great Pyramid of Giza is a must visit when in Egypt

The ancient Sphinx by the Great Pyramid of Giza is a must visit when in Egypt

Your trip to Egypt isn’t complete without coming here! The fascinatingly attractive pyramids of Giza are a must visit for tourists and globetrotters alike. Explore this monument to know what has wooed travellers here since centuries!

Khan el-Khalili

Go on a shopping spree to Khan el Khalili and buy trinkets and other artefacts

Go on a shopping spree to Khan el Khalili and buy trinkets and other artifacts

One of the biggest markets in the world, yes, that’s right, Khan el-Khalili is quite a handful. Explore this bazaar and buy a bunch of trinkets and souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

The Great Sphinx

The Sphinx in all its glory, isn't it majestic?

The Sphinx in all its glory, isn’t it majestic?

A part of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx is so beautiful it deserves a place in this list. With tons of mystery surrounding the origin and what it stands for, this monument is definitely enjoyable in its own right. Don’t miss out!

2. Taba
Of Resorts, Casinos & Monasteries

Soak in the beautiful views of the Red Sea and coast Sinai in Taba, Egypt

Soak in the beautiful views of the Red Sea and coast Sinai in Taba, Egypt

With stunning views of Saudi Arabia on one side and Jordan on the other, Taba, in Egypt is an extremely underrated destination. From islands, beach resorts and ample casinos, tourists here are sure to have a fun-filled vacation.

Visit:
Castle Zaman

Graciously nestled atop a desert cliff, situated in between Taba and Nuweiba, Castle Zaman is a sight to behold. Watch the glorious sunset against the backdrop of the red mountains or wind up with a swim at the natural pools.

Wishwashi Canyon

 

Dive deep into the Wadi Al Wishwash Canyon in Egypt

Dive deep into the Wadi Al Wishwash Canyon in Egypt (Image: Pinterest)

One of the hidden gems, Wishwashi canyon is just a short walk away from the popular beach area, Ras Shaitan. Set up camp here or climb up the vertical rock walls, the view you’ll be greeted with is beyond beautiful.

3. Dahab
Of Windsurfing, Canyons and Safaris

Cool off with a swim in the east coast of Dahab, Egypt

Cool off with a swim in the east coast of Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a Bedouin fishing town, Dahab is now regarded as one of Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations. Douse yourself in the golden sands and relax in the huts. Backpackers, luxury travellers and families travelling for leisure, you’ll find them all here frolicking around on the beaches. Looking for inexpensive, comfortable holidays that stay etched in your memory? Try Dahab!

Visit:
Blue Hole

Visit Blue Hole, one of the most popular diving spots in Egypt!

Visit Blue Hole, one of the most popular diving spots in Egypt!

When in Dahab, don’t miss out on visiting Dahab’s most popular beach, Blue Hole. The place got its name after a huge falling star crashed into the earth in the ancient days and caused a large blue hole.

 4. Alexandria
Of Bibliothicas & Ruins

Bask in the view of the iconic Alexandria harbour, in Egypt

Bask in the view of the iconic Alexandria harbour, in Egypt

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria will charm you with its Roman ruins and Mediterranean vibes. Founded by Alexander the Great, this city is where legends tell their tales in the form of splendid architecture and faded remnants. Explore Alexandria, for its ambiance and cosmopolitan charm. Sip coffee in time-honoured cafes, stroll across Alexandria Port, marvel at the French architecture and more!

Visit:
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

If you’re someone who’s fond of arts, history, philosophy and science, this is the place for you. The vast building complex is where all this comes together and also offers a myriad of activities, open to various kinds of intellectual discussions, dialogues and understanding.

5. Luxor
Of Royal Temples And King’s Tombs

The highlight of every Egypt journey, Luxor is a must visit!

The highlight of every Egypt journey, Luxor is a must visit!

Luxor can rightly be called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Backed by the stunning Nile on one side and the enigmatic temples of Karnak on the other, Luxor spells grandeur and old-world charm in every corner. Explore this city in Egypt to live inside the magic Theban landscape and its unparalleled architectural heritage!

Visit:
Karnak Temple

Explore the Temple of Karnak (ancient Thebes) when in Egypt

Explore the Temple of Karnak (ancient Thebes) when in Egypt

Known as the largest religious building ever constructed, Karnak temple is known as the cult of Luxor and Egypt. Dated from circa 2055 BC to circa100 AD

Weave a beautiful story of travel on your holiday to Egypt, book your Egypt tour now!

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Aishwarya loves stories. Be it the illustrious tales told in movies or the glorious travel experiences, she believes there's always story behind everything. Apart from binge-watching an unhealthy amount of TV shows and movies, she also constantly dreams about someday settling in the mountains. Follow her escapades on Twitter and Instagram: @TheBlurryFiles

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  1. Rajesh
    September 19, 16:54 Rajesh

    We are 6/7 people and interested to have tour if the weather is not much hot. Kindly send options. Tour at soonest possible.

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      September 21, 05:46 Aishwarya Menon Author

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