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

Sharm El Sheikh. Naama Bay 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.
Hotel at night 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.
Sharm El Sheikh. Naama Bay 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.
 Cairo 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

Eilat

From the series “Remains of the First Ancient Cities”
The Israeli city of Eilat is known to many travelers for its beautiful beaches and luxury hotels. Not everyone knows that this city is one of the oldest in the world. The port city was founded thousands of years ago. It was known as Etzion Gever in ancient times. The first official mention of the city dates back to the 10th century BC. But the finds of archaeologists indicate that the city was formed much earlier.

Nelson Glick was one of the first explorers to visit the unique archaeological area. He arrived here in 1937. It was his team that first discovered the ruins of the ancient port city. The ancient seal has become one of the most valuable finds. The name of the king of Joatham was indicated on it. The city was conquered and changed its name during the reign of the Roman Empire. … Read all

Luxor

From the series “Remains of the First Ancient Cities”
The Egyptian city of Luxor, as well as its surroundings, is the location of unique archaeological areas. Researchers have discovered the most valuable historical artifacts in Egypt. A significant part of them was found here. Luxor is famous for its well-preserved architectural structures. Some of them are more than 4,000 years old.

Karnak Temple is one of the most ancient historical monuments. It was built no later than 2100 BC. This temple impresses with its incredible scale. Majestic colonnades are preserved in it. You will be able to see fragments of elaborate stone carvings on their surface. Luxor Temple is an equally impressive historical monument. It was built around the same period. Initially, this temple was distinguished by an incredible solemn decoration and monumentality. … Read all

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
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Egypt

Luxor
In the past, the ancient Egyptian city of Waset existed on the land of modern Luxor. The Greeks called this city Thebes or “the city of the 100 gates” because Luxor was standing on the former capital of the Ancient Egypt – Thebes. The history of the old capital started in the 3rd century BC. Luxor became a major settlement yet in more than 2,000 BC. This is the time when pharaohs from the 11th Dynasty ruled in Egypt. A major period of prosperity and development started for this city in … Read more
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
Dahab
Two-three thousand years ago, Dahab was a group of oases situated close to the seaside. During the period from the 2nd to 1st century BC, Nabatean seamen built a vanguard on the site of modern Dahab. Archaeological excavations prove this – scientists discovered fragments of the lighthouse and port. Thanks to the fact that this area was at the crossing of important trading routes, the settlement started developing and getting richer. Dahab became an important market for selling precious … 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
Safaga
The history of the resort started many years ago when a small fishing village was founded here. In the past, the development of Safaga was closely connected with the sea. The settlement emerged at the crossing of the sea route with the land one. When a port opened in Safaga, exotic spices and jewelry appeared in the town. The healing properties of local nature remained a secret for many years. In the 90s of the 20th century, German tourists made a stop in Safaga. Some of these tourists … Read more
Marsa Alam
In the past, Marsa Alam was an ordinary village, a modest and even dull-looking small settlement. Local people were mostly fishermen. The settlement got such a beautiful name after a coral reef. There is also a theory that name Marsa Alam means “a fishing village”. When the government of Egypt decided to develop resort tourism in the country, the first hotels started slowing opening in Marsa Alam. The former village turned into a resort town in the 90s of the 20th century. However, the … Read more

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