Seven Must See Sites & Wonders in Egypt
By Khaled Azzam
1. Pyramids memorial stone mountains along the nile
The Pyramids are among the world's largest structures and one of the Great Wonders of the World. Thousands of visitors travel yearly to bask in the majesty of these monuments, which were built mostly as tombs. Lying next to the Giza pyramids is the Great Sphinx, the legendary half-man half-lion statue. The grandeur and mystique of the Sphinx leave the majority of visitors speechless.
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2- Medieval Islamic Cairo World of minarets
More than 18 million people calls Cairo. Perhaps the most interesting section of Cairo is Medieval (Islamic) old Cairo. It is a group of streets just vibrant with life. There are mosques at every corner, Coptic churches, huge stone gates and bazaars -markets-selling everything you can imagine. Highlights include the Citadel and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. The major mosques worth visiting to include: the Mosque of Mohammed Ali; the Ibn Tulun, one of the largest mosques on earth; and the Al-Azhar mosque which houses the oldest university in the world (from 970 AD), don’t miss a visit to Tahrir Square -down town Cairo-, this was the nerve centre of the Great 25th of January revolution that ousted Mubarak after 30 years of dictatorship.
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3. Red Sea Crystal pure Turquoise
Hurghada is an Egyptian city on the Red Sea that is a tourist favourite; Hurghada is known for its sea sports. There are a number of qualities aquatic sports facilities. Hurghada also boasts several magnificent underwater gardens offshore. Visitors who do not dive may opt to go for a ride on the glass bottom boat, which will allow them to enjoy the sight of the many fish and coral under the sea. There is also a large bazaar in downtown Hurghada for those interested in shopping ,gold, silver cotton, perfume are among the items to be a great gift ideas.
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4. Nile Cruise -Romance on the Nile-
Known as the longest river in the world, the River Nile has been a lifeline for Egyptian Society since ancient times. The Nile possesses a rich history as well as fascinating flora and fauna. Take the opportunity to be charmed by the Nile's beauty. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique sights and sound of the Nile as you sail on routes taken by Pharaohs and other legendary figures.
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5. Luxor Richest city in the world
Luxor is famous for its historical attractions that revolve around ancient Pharaonic Egypt. The Valley of Kings, in which the mummies of kings were placed in tombs, is located near Luxor and is a renowned archaeological site. There are also many ancient temples, such as Luxor and the Karnak Temple complex, that is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian worshipped figures . One unique must-see is the Luxor Museum, a nice small museum to house several unique artefacts found during the recent excavations.
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6. Oasis Paradise in the middle of desert
Egyptian oasis is a small green piece of paradise within the vast arid dessert. The Siwa Oasis in the North West is known for its dates and olives. It has also been accredited as one of the most beautiful natural spots in Egypt. The Siwa Oasis differs from most of the rest of Egypt as it has its own Siwan local culture distinct from the mainstream Arabic culture. The area is also famous for its numerous hot springs, which are said to have healing qualities.
7. St Catherine United religion space
In the middle of Sinai Peninsula, and the highest point of Egyptian flat geography, there is Mount Sinai & Mount Moses..where Mosses received ten commandments as per the old testament , Lots of legendary historical stories from the bible, the Quran can be seen here , it is history written on stones ,Enjoy a midnight hike to the top and feel the history coming back after 2500 years.
About the blogger:Khaled Azzam is an Egyptologist, Archeologist and lecturer, specialize in custom programs and tours to Egypt from Canada -USA and all other English speaking countries. Meet Khaled here- Follow Khaled on twitter