Vast deserts, megalithic ancient pyramids erected in honor of the Pharaohs, and camels, are the things that first come to mind when we think of Egypt. But, there are a ton of things on the menu for an unforgettable experience in Egypt.
The country was founded somewhere around 5500 BC and first ruled by the mythical Pharaohs. Blessed with the waters of the Nile river, Egypt attracted many other kings and emperors to become a stronghold to their respective empires. It boasts the cities like Cairo and Alexandria which was founded by the Great Alexander himself, which was also home to Cleopatra.
Egypt is one of the oldest travel destinations in the world. From ancient times people used to visit this place for pilgrimage and now it has become a traveler’s paradise. From ancient monuments to attract archaeology fans (and sometimes conspiracy theorists) to sunny beaches to soak in some sunlight, Egypt has everything for everyone.
Here are some of the most famous places in Egypt to explore:
Of course, they are on top of our list and should be on yours too. These three ancient pyramids are one of the major tourist attractions in Egypt. Historians say that they were made to honor the ancient Pharaohs and the Sphinx made from limestone was created as the guardian to these resting places of Pharaohs. Considered to be around 4500 years old structures, the Pyramids of Giza are a real scratcher for archaeologists because they are still intact.
Any travel list to Egypt is incomplete without this location. The twin temples of Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari are one of the most famous places in Egypt to visit. The temples are the epitome of the art of carving stones as they were carved straight into a mountain. Due to rising waters in the lake, the temples were relocated back in the 60s with the help of UNESCO that took 4 years.
The Great Alexander founded this city and named it after himself. This was also home to Cleopatra - the Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Alexandria was also home to the world’s biggest library and was a strategic outpost for Greek and Roman empires. The city is away from all the intense heat and dust like other cities in Egypt. Alexandria is situated at the very edge of the Mediterranean sea and is dotted with chic cafes to enjoy the local food and relax while gazing at the calming blue waters of the Mediterranean.