What to visit in Egypt

Luxor, a city in the northern part of Egypt, was once known as Thebes. It has experienced a boom in the second millennium BC. At that time they began to build in Luxor Temple of Karnak dedicated to the god Amon, the Luxor temple overlooking the Nile, the giant statues, sphinxes, obelisks and other magnificent reliefs. Except as provided in Luxor you can not miss the Valley of the Queens and the tombs of nobles.

Red sea more recently became one of the leading attractions of Egypt. Resulting in tectonic rift between Africa and Asia, and is characterized by large coral reefs with rich ecosystem. There are more than 1,000 species of marine animals, among which there are many endemic species. Underwater wealth can be seen from land, as it is deep but not sea sediment rises to the surface. Popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of the Red Sea are El Gouna, Hurghada, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Dahab and others. 

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Giza, located on the west bank of the Nile, is located only 20 km from Cairo. It is world famous tourist attraction due to the Giza plateau where there are ancient monuments of the world Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and many other pyramids and temples. This is the area in the past was the 4th Dynasty cemetery where they buried the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. The visit is possible with taxi or even metro, although it does not lead directly to the pyramids, but you have to take a taxi for the short section. The Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu pyramid is the highest (current height is about 138 meters), but it seems Khafre Visa because it was built at a higher altitude.

Nile – Nile cruise besides the pyramids is awesome, says Egypt’s experienced fans which enjoyed in cruise down the Nile. Tour usually cruise around Nile and it involves visiting most of the attractions of Egypt (such as pyramids). Nile in the history of Egypt has played an important role, and it’s fascinating to see the scene where they merge dry deserts and rivers which means life. Cruisers on the Nile usually go from Luxor to Aswan, which is the safest routes. In addition to ships, you can cruise the Nile in Felucca, small sailboats modeled on sailing ships that were used a few thousand years ago.