These are the 10 most famous monuments of Ancient Egypt. You can enter Portugal by flight into Porto, Lisbon or Faro on themainland and Lisbon would be most popular overall … as the largestcity of the mainland. It was dedicated to the Sun Gods of Ancient Egypt known as Sun Gods Amon-Re and Re-Horakhte. Just a short distance further down the river, Luxor temple contains the famous Avenue of the Sphinxes as well as a variety of vast structures and giant statues. Siwa Oasis — a beautiful desert gem The Siwa Oasis is often mentioned as one of the most stunning places to visit in Egypt. Special water taxis exist in Aswan for this purpose. The Egyptian government welcomes tourists and has created an infrastructure that allows easy visits to the historical sites at any time of year.
There are several Mediterranean cruises that stop in Egypt for those who want a quick stop but there is so much to see there that I doubt that would be long enough for me. Some of the hundreds that have been discovered nearby are now on display in the temple. Interlaken, Zermatt, Davos, St Moritz, Pontresina. Pyramid of Djoser It is also known as the step pyramid. If you travel to ancient Thebes then it will be hard to miss the spectacular situated in the center of Luxor city.
Among its most prized possessions is the iconic funereal mask of the boy king Tutankhamen, as well as a number of other objects related to this famous young pharaoh. This is pretty common practice in Egypt, but keep it in mind if a local comes up to you and encourages you to take photos inside Abu Simbel. Spend a day or two at both the Valley of the Kings and the Queens which are each home to over 60 carved underground tombs. At the entrance of the temple, it has 69 ft. Some 63 tombs and 23 chambers have been excavated in this valley making it one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The statue of a reclining lion with a human head must be one of the most recognized monuments in the world.
Hurghada Once a tiny fishing village, Hurghada has come a long way thanks to the tourism industry. Almost as impressive as the monument itself is the story of its restoration in the 1960's. Founded in the 9th-Century, Rosetta has an interesting history, incredible architecture and a vibrant culture. The burial place of many of the great pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings contains a myriad of ancient tombs cut into the limestone of the valley itself. Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper Al has always been a sucker for an adventure. Al-Azhar Mosque Credit: Mohamed Hakem Al-Azhar Mosque was originally constructed in the year 970 and remains as one of the most important mosques in Egypt and the Islamic world.
The White Desert Credit: Mohamed Hakem While it may look like the moon, this photograph was taken at the White Desert near Bahareya Oasis. Some visit the Little Big Horn to try to figure out how Custer could be so brave and so stupid at the same time. The Great Pyramids of Giza are more than 4000 years old and are the only original ancient World Wonder still in existence. It's a higgledy-piggledy place with little labeling on offer and not much chronological order, but that's half of its old-school charm. With a great gallery of the mummies of famous kings and pharaohs, as well as housing some of the most recognizable collections, it is a must. For centuries there has been a strong Greek community in the city. The information presented on this website represents the views of the author and publisher as of the date of publication.
There are other places to visit for a variety of landscapes, cultures and experiences, … but such trips have to be carefully planned with friends and reputable travel agencies. Or just drink endless cups of tea on one of the riverboat restaurants, while watching the lateen-sailed feluccas drift past. With so many places to see in Cairo, it can be a bit overwhelming. Qarun Lake Credit: Mohamed Hakem Lake Qarun is the third largest lake in Egypt and it remains a mystery how it was formed. You can still see most of the temple, including some well-preserved carvings and the famous statues that Hatshepsut had built of herself. The cool stone interior provides welcome relief from the pitiless heat of this region, and features well-preserved wall reliefs and hieroglyphics, some in brilliant colors.
Egypt offers innumerable attractions where tourists can immersethemselves in a rich ancient culture and history. Abu Dabab Bay is one of the most popular locations for visitors to Marsa Alam. Like all busy tourist spots, there are lots of crooks out to. You will enjoy wandering the winding streets and admiring the ancient mansions of Rosetta. Although if boats are really not your thing head for the banks of Aswan to watch the sunset at one of most beautiful stretches of the Nile. Because this is where they lived and died, you can also find tombs of these workers here — which is why we went to visit. Although all of these things can be purchased in the valley, you will pay a small fortune for them.
They are the one who has introduced the first form of writing named hieroglyphics. Also the valley of the Queens that used as Necropolises for the queens of Egypt all of these and more located in the west bank of Luxor there are also many temples you should visit. You can trace Alexandria's history right through to the present day through structures built during nearly every architectural age, and archaeologists continue to rediscover ancient pieces of the city's past. Also Cairo has many Islamic land marks like the Alabaster Mosque of Muhmaed Ali and Alazhar Mosque and Khan Elkhalili Bazaar also you can take a dinner cruise at night. Great Pyramid of Giza The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops.
See it all in relaxed comfort when you arrange your visit with experienced guides. Luxor the city of thousands gates or Thebes it was the capital of ancient Egypt during the golden era of the new kingdom great Pharaohs ruled Egypt from Luxor and made a great empire ruled many countries in the ancient time. The waters of the Red Sea are renowned for their spectacular visibility and features some of the most exotic seascapes. Desert Breath, completed in March 1997 and viewable today by satellite via Google Earth, covers approximately 100,000 square meters. One of the oldest tourist destinations in the world, Egypt and its collection of world-famous ancient sites and legendary national treasures have been wowing the crowds for centuries.
Among the many coral reefs off the coast there's also a glut of shipwrecks that have sunk in the Red Sea's Gulf of Gubal and Gulf of Aqaba. It is also the largest of all the three pyramids in the Giza. Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza If one image comes to mind when you think of Egypt, there's a good chance that it's going to be the pyramids, or maybe the Sphinx. Valley of the Kings Located behind the Theban hills near Luxor is the Valley of the Kings, the burial site for 62 ancient pharaohs. Common trips include those between Aswan and Luxor, and south of Aswan towards the 550km long Lake Nasser. You can see the well where Moses met his wife, see distant relatives of the burning bush and a cage of monk skulls. I wanted to see the pyramids and the tombs and all the hieroglyphics.