With so much to see in this vast country, it may be difficult to know where to start when it comes to planning a trip to Egypt.
The land of Pharaohs, Art, and Beauty offers countless destinations to enjoy like Hurghada, one of the top 25 tourist destinations in the world according to TripAdvisor, and Cairo where the history of Egypt literally comes alive beside Giza Pyramids and their timeless guard the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and some of the most beautiful Islamic and Coptic landmarks. These are just a few key locations, but wonderful destinations for any type of traveler can be found all over this country. And here you will find a list of top 5 places to visit in Egypt that will make your vacation a memorable one.
Valley of the Kings
Many people know Egypt only for its Pyramids and Sphinx, but a few hours away from the Pyramids in Luxor there is an underground miracle called Valley of the Kings where some of the Greatest ancient Egyptian kings and queens were buried with their own treasures and sacred stuff as the Egyptians believed that death is just a gate to the immortality so they prepared their tombs with everything they might need in the afterlife. Valley of the Kings is filled with amazing hieroglyphs art and decoration that you should at least see once in your life.
The charming and picturesque Philae Temple is the perfect destination for every beauty lover, it’s dedicated to Isis the goddess of motherhood, magic, death, healing, and rebirth. Philae is where the most elaborate and influential story in ancient Egyptian mythology was carved (Isis and Osiris).
In the night there is Sound and Light show at the temple through which you can take a journey to the past and imagine Philae Temple thriving with life on this multimedia journey that awakens your senses, discover the legends of Isis and Osiris through a narrated tale accompanied by dramatic lighting and captivating music.
Abu Simbel Temple
The Temple of Abu Simbel is one of those must-see, bucket-list destinations that have been attracting visitors for centuries since its constructions by the Egyptian King Ramses The Great “Ramses II” who built another small temple beside his own one for his beloved queen Nefertari as a proof of his immortal love.
If you are lucky enough to be in Egypt on the 22nd of February or October, you should visit the temple to enjoy the Sun Festival where the sun’s rays illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple on these days that believed to be King Ramses’ birthday and the day he stood in the throne.
Khan El Khalili
No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and beautiful items from spices and jewelry to perfumes and souvenirs.
Khan El-Khalili is surrounded by a huge number of Islamic and historical structures as once you’re there, you’ll be steps away from Muizz Street which has many examples of medieval Islamic architecture. You’re also close to Al-Hussein and Al-Azhar Mosques.
Hurghada is more than just a great beaching destination. Wonderful beaches can be found all over Egypt, but Hurghada offers a unique atmosphere like no other city. Tourist resorts and first-class hotels provide excellent aquatic sports facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers, and snorkelers.
Hurghada’s location makes it even more special as from Hurghada you can easily reach any other city in Egypt like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan and with booking one of Hurghada tours you can take a day off the sea and water to discover the historical landmarks and enjoy another side of Egypt.