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Egypt sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Pyramids have always been the main symbol of Egypt. There are more than a hundred of pyramids in the country. Giza is the location of the most famous landmark of Egypt – the Great Pyramid of Giza. The complex consists of three pyramids that are named after pharaohs Khafre, Cheops and Menkaure. These magnificent buildings are surrounded by tombs of other noble people – famous politicians, priests, pharaoh wives and other important figures of those days. The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most unusual statue in whole Egypt. The sphinx was made from a solid rock. Unfortunately, during its long history the statue was damaged during attacks of Mamlukes and Napoleon army. Nowadays, visitors can see an interesting laser show that takes place near the pyramids every evening.
Tourists from all over the world come to Egypt to relax on the famous resorts' sandy beaches and plunge into the atmosphere of the Ancient World. …
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Saqqara necropolis is one more interesting archaeological site in Egypt. This place is famous for numerous temple ruins, some of which are several thousand years old, several pyramids and tombs. Saqqara is also the location of the Pyramid of Djoser, which is one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt. The beautiful Egyptian city of Memphis attracts travellers who come to see the statue of Ramesses II. The height of the statue is 20 metres. This unique statue is exhibited in a special pavilion; there is also a statue of a smaller sphinx (the Sphinx of Memphis) nearby.
Cairo, the capital of the country, remains the most popular tourist destination. The city is rich in various places of interest and numerous museums. A visit to Cairo is also a great way to get acquainted with Egyptian culture. The list of most famous architect objects includes the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Luxor temples and Al Azar University. When it comes to museums, the most famous and frequently visited one is the Museum of Egypt that exhibits large collections of archaeological and historical findings. The “newest” artefacts exhibited are at least two thousand years old. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Egypt offers tourists a diverse and rich active recreation. Hotels of popular resorts create plenty of opportunities for spending time dynamically: …
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Fans of shopping will never be bored in Egypt as the city is home to the biggest market of the East - Khan el Khalili Bazaar. The total square of the market is 5 sq. km., and it’s possible to buy nearly everything there – from exotic fruit to magnificent jewellery.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one more landmark of international level. The lighthouse was destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century. One hundred years later a beautiful castle named the Citadel of Qaitbay was built on its site. The Valley of Mummies is one of most mysterious and unusual places in Egypt. It was discovered by archaeologists in 1997.
1. Egyptians do not care about punctuality too much and are often late. This should be borne in mind when negotiating a meeting with local residents. …
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History and Entertainment

Egypt is one of the oldest countries in the world. In the 4th century BC, about 20 large city-states were located on the shores of the Nile. They were unified into one country afterwards. It was formed approximately in 2700 BC. The first capital of Egypt was Memphis. For hundreds of years, the powerful country had managed to fend Hyksos and Assyrians off. Only in 30 BC, Egypt lost its independence and became a part of the Roman Empire.
In the 4th-7th centuries AD, the country was under Byzantium and after over 500 years – under the Arab caliphate. Egypt did not also elude the times of the Ottoman Empire’s reign that had been lasting for almost 400 years. In the late 19th century, the country became a British colony. It became officially independent of Great Britain in 1922.
Egypt is a country of rich family vacations. The tourist sphere offers the best entertainment for children and their parents: excursions to the desert …
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Despite the fact that a lot of travelers come to Egypt for beach recreation and sightseeing tours, the country is not limited only to these entertainments. The Nile cruises aboard of luxurious cruise liners are very popular with tourists. These liners even resemble fashionable floating hotels offering its guests the best conditions for comfortable leisure and entertainments. During such cruises, you can see attractions of old cities, acquaint with the national cuisine and take part in interesting evening entertainments.
Shopping enthusiasts should definitely pay their attention to local markets and workshops where they can buy a lot of interesting products. The most popular souvenirs are hookahs. In Egypt, you also can buy lovely natural cotton items at an affordable price. The important peculiarity of large tourist cities is a wide choice of jewelry workshops that are also distinguished by attractive prices.
Tourists coming to Egypt are struck by the variety of goods. If you don't want shopping in the country to disappoint you, it is better to decide what …
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In colorful Egyptian markets, you can buy natural essential oils and perfumes and cosmetics produced of them. Other popular gifts are spices and sweets. Local markets attract gourmets too. Here, at small cafes and restaurants, you can taste the most popular national dishes. For European tourists, fried pigeons are real exotics. They are even bred in Egypt in gastronomic purposes.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Egypt

Famous and uniques places in Egypt from our review series

City of the Gods

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
The Great Pyramid of Cheops is the utmost Wonder of the World. Right under it was found one of the most mysterious and outstanding underground cities of the world. The first researching works were held there in 1978. The underground tunnel that they found was named "Metropolis" or "City of the Gods". We have a lot of facts that say that under the pyramid was found a whole complex of tunnels, nevertheless, we can’t check it.

Even if we wanted to go under the pyramid, no one will open the door for us because it is impossible to destroy the wholeness of the pyramid. Many researchers suppose that City of the Gods is a great made up story for tourists. One of the main researchers Selim Hassan was the first man who delivered a report about excavations in 1944. This report said that under the … Read all

Swimmer Cave

From the series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
Swimmers’ Cave has placed on the territory of the Libyan Desert. There were found 6 000-year-old pictures of swimmers. The Hungarian explorer László Almásy was the first who has explored this cave and found these paintings. He came here in 1933 and then in 1994 the cave was detailed described in his book "The Unknown Sahara". As many others researchers László Almásy arrived at the conclusion that earlier the climate on the territory of the Sahara Desert was much better.

Near the Swimmers’ Cave several large rivers had flown. They were the main water source for the primitive people. Also, these rivers support all the plants and organisms. All in all, there were found about 1 000 paintings in various art styles and of the different periods. The researching opened us one more … Read all

Islamic Art Museum

From the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
In Cairo, there is also an incredibly interesting Museum of Islamic Art, which collects historical artifacts and works of art all over the world. The museum in Cairo is very large, there are 25 galleries in its building, each of which represents artifacts of a certain time period. One of the most valuable exhibits of the museum is the gold key, inlaid with precious stones - this is the key to the doors of the Kaaba.

In the museum you can also see rare manuscripts of the Koran, more than 60 000 exhibits are presented in the museum. This unique cultural center is one of the oldest in the world, its opening was held in 1881. The variety of exhibits, presented in the museum walls, is amazing. Here you can see both ancient weapons, and ancient tombstones, and, discovered during … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Egypt

Cairo
In Cairo is the world-famous Blue Mosque. It is open to adherents of absolutely all religions. The mosque is very large and has a luxurious decoration. Beautiful green and blue faience were used while finishing its prayer hall. Experienced travelers are advised to visit the mosque in the early morning, at this time the number of tourists is not so great, and you can enjoy the surrounding architectural beauty in a deserted environment. In the heart of the city is the greatest architectural … Read more
Sharm el-Sheikh
Another popular attraction is St. George’s Church that houses a lot of precious artifacts. The main value of the church is the relics of St. George and a lot of pilgrims come here exactly to see them. The visitors of the monastery can also see here the icon of St. George that is considered to be miraculous. Another beautiful nature attraction is the Coloured Canyon located in Mount Sinai. Tourists and photographers from all over the world come here to admire this wonder. This canyon … Read more
Hurghada
You can take an exciting trip to the local Bedouin settlement that is about 30 km far from Hurghada. Despite the fact that the road to this village may seem quite tiring to many travelers, an unusual trip is worth such inconvenience. In this village, you can see how the Bedouins live their lives, visit interesting artisanal workshops, or buy hand-made souvenirs. The most popular entertainments here are camel rides. In the territory of the village, there is also a small terrarium and a zoo. … Read more
Alexandria
Those who look for an interesting place to walk, should pay attention to the charming area Anfoushi. Many tourists are attracted to this historic quarter by national restaurants with reasonable prices; here, for a small fee, you can try the most popular national dishes. The neighbourhood is ideal for taking a stroll, its streets filled with beautiful historic buildings, of which some old houses are now working craft and souvenir shops.  One of the most interesting cultural sites of the city … Read more
Sinai
Taba is one more beautiful resort town, even though it is not as famous as Sharm el-Sheikh. However, that doesn’t mean that Taba is deprived of luxurious hotels that fit all international standards. Fans of water sports are particularly fond of this resort. Taba also has excellent conditions for diving and snorkeling. In case you seek extreme or unusual experiences, consider trying golf in the desert. Nuweiba is a port town that is suitable for different kinds of sports. It attracts numerous … Read more

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