Egypt, known for its architectural and cultural treasure is the dream of every traveler. The mystifying Pyramids, the vast sand dunes of the deserts, the oasis, the Nile, It’s dazzling capital Cairo, countless temples and tombs on along side of the river bank makes it amazingly beautiful and a land to be loved by all. Besides every man born on this earth, has some emotional attachment with this country as it is believed to be the starting point of human civilization. With a huge amount of historical sites, interesting places to discover, and many exciting activities to do, Egypt is a nice place to explore. If you were to make a once in a life time trip to Africa, then Egypt Toursis the right idea.
Starting from rich history to culture of centuries ago to the unsurpassable beauty of its varied landscape that include dunes and oasis, the ecstatic beauty of vast stretch of blue water of Nile and the floating white boats on it like butterflies, the offerings are endless. Sometimes so much offerings may put the visitors in confuse to select where to go and what to do? Hence a wise planning for destinations is the most important thing if visiting this ancient land. If you want to have the best of Egypt, just approach to some of the best destinations described below. This would give you the perfect pleasure in your Egypt Holidays within your budget and timeframe.
Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, it is a major library and cultural centre in Alexandria. The building is extraordinarily beautiful. You can learn about the art, history, philosophy and science coming to this Library. It is a nice place for open discussion and dialogue. It is considered as one of the major cultural venue in Egypt and a majority of tourists flow there for better understanding of Egyptian history and culture. The library has separate collections for children, youths and adults. The collections are so vast that it would not harass anybody of any taste or any age group visiting here.
Tickets: Adult /Student – Egyptian pounds 70/35
Timings:11:00AM to 7:00PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 12:00PM to 4:00PM (Saturday). (Close on Fridays)
Amun Temple Enclosure:
Have you heard of a temple owned 421,000 head of cattle, 65 cities, 83 ships and 276,400 hectares of agricultural land and had 81,000 people working for it? It was the temple of Amun. It was in the time of the princes of Thebes the Local God Amun-Ra became the most excellent state god. The temple leaves many of offerings and without a guide it would not be wise to explore the temple complex.
Ticket: Adult/Student- Egyptian Pound 80/40
Location: Karnak (Luxor)
The new period structure “Medinet Habu” existing on the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is a great destination to explore. Egyptians call it in the name of Djanet, means "males and mothers." It is both a temple and a complex of temple. The temple was a mortuary built by Ramesses III, the most eye-catching standing monument. Its inscriptions are significant for their artistic illustrations. From its inscriptions you can learn about the weapons they were using in battle and some of the illustrations of the fierce battles.
Timings: 06:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Ticket: Adult/Student – Egyptian Pound 40/20
Location: On the western bank, opposite Luxor.
White Desert Tour:
Sun rise and the sun set are the best times to view the spectacular view of the place. In the full moon nights the landscape appears like a ghostly place as appears in the Hollywood. The place is so scenic that, almost all the tourists prefer to visit this land once in their lifetime. Just a few hours’ drive from the bustling capital, lies this land where you would feel as if you are in the surface of the moon. It is an awe-inspiring natural museum of chalk-rock. People love to make night camping here to enjoy the changing colours of the landscape as sun goes down and the night appears.
Ticket: US Dollar 5
Highlight: Moon-like surface and unique calcium rock formations.
Location: 20 km northeast of Farafra
The archaeological museum in Luxor, overlooking the west bank of the River Nile is a most frequently destination in Egypt. This museum upholds the collection of antiquities dating back from the end of the Old Kingdom right through to the Mamluk period. This is one of the most rewarding sights in Egypt and should not be missed by any cost. In the new construction you can find two of the mummies, beautifully displayed without their wrappings in dark rooms.
Ticket: Adult/Student Egyptian pounds 100/50
Timings: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Location: Corniche an-Nil, Luxor.
One can find separate museums on different aspects here on Ancient Egyptian agriculture, scientific models. Plant wealth, Syria with Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic museum; and the cotton museum. The entire museum covers thousand kilometres and surrounded with gardens that add glory to this and make it a traveling hotspot. Founded in 1930 it is the first agricultural museum in the world.
Ticket: Admission/Camera Egyptian pounds 15/10
Timings: 09:00 AM – 01.30 PM (Wednesday – Monday)
Location: Off Sharia Wizarat al-Ziraa, Doqqi.
It is one of the many dazzling monuments existing in Cairo. The Mosque is dedicated to both worship and learning. Over a thousand years since it has been drawing students from world over to learn Islam. The white marbled central court, the large prayer area, religious schools inside it. It is said to be the oldest and biggest Islamic university in the Islamic world.
Timings: 24 hour
Location: Sharia al-Azhar, Cairo
Located on Gezira Island, it gives a special identification to both Cairo and Egypt. By standing on its top you can have a great panoramic view of the whole of Cairo. Made up of granite it imitates a lotus plant, and ranks fourth among the world’s highest towers. It is one of the best places in Cairo to dine out.
Ticket: Adult/Child under 6 years/Video: Egyptian pounds: 70/free/20
Timings: 08:00 AM – Midnight (winter), to 01:00 AM (summer)
Location: Sharia Hadayek al-Zuhreya, Cairo
This museum houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt right through to early Islam. The elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries is beautiful to look at. It best represents the history of Christianity in Egypt. It contains the largest collection of Coptic artwork and cultural artifacts in the world.
Tickets: Adult/Student/Audio Guide- Egyptian pounds: 60/30/10
Timings: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan:
Located in the Old city of Cairo, this is a massive of Mosques and Madrassas. Mosque of Sultan Hassan is a great place to visit in Cairo. It is one of the most popular Islamic monument worlds over. The founder of this gigantic monument was Sultan Hassan who rules Egypt twice. It is believed to be the largest in whole Islamic world.
Tickets: Admission Egyptian Dollar 40 (combined ticket with Mosque of ar-Rifa’i)
Timings: 08:00 AM – 04.30 PM
Location: Midan Salah ad-Din, Cairo
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