Abu Simbel Temples

Best Things to See While in Egypt

Egypt is probably best known for its pyramids, which are most assuredly one of the top reasons to visit. However, this country is also home to much more than that with museums, stunning beauty, and a slice of history unlike any other in the world.

When coming to Egypt, you won’t want to miss out on seeing these sights!

  1. Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel Temples

These gigantic rock carvings of the pharaohs are all the more fascinating because they were buried with sand and unknown until 1813 when a Swiss explorer uncovered them. Now they’re open and awaiting discovery deep in the caverns where statues of gods beckon.

  1. Badr Museum

In the Farafra desert region, this museum holds the works of Badr Abdel Moghny who used natural materials including sand and stone to depict the life of the desert. The museum was also built by Badr and is an incredible place to see.

  1. Cairo Tower

This stunning granite tower was built from inspiration by the lotus plant, which is what the ancients used to make papyrus. The observation deck allows you some truly remarkable views of Cairo along with the pyramids and the Nile River.

  1. Giza Pyramid Complex

Naturally, if you’re coming to Egypt, this is on your list, as it should be. These 6 pyramids, which include the largest one, the Great Pyramid of Giza, are very well-preserved. They’re easy to access from the city too, with options that even include arriving by camel or horse.

  1. Great Sphinx of Giza

This part human, part lion limestone structure is another one that is surely on your list of things to see in Egypt. You can still see traces of the original paint on its face. Despite it being around for ages, no one knows who built it or for what reason, adding to the mystery.

  1. Karnak

This huge temple precinct on the East Bank of Thebes contains pylons, temples, courts, and shrines all for gods like Montu, Amun, and Khonsu as well as pharaohs like Ramses III. It’s truly a glorious placed to discover the rich history from Egypt centuries ago.

  1. Luxor Temple

Colossal statues amid thick columns make Luxor from 1500 BC a place you must see. It is also renowned as the place for the original site of the obelisk that now sits in Paris. Here, you can walk amongst these giant statues and get a feel for how this temple once was back in ancient times.

  1. Mount Sinai

You probably know of this place from the Bible, but whether you’re religious or not, Mount Sinai is a spectacularly beautiful place with chapels and shrines as well as amazing views of the area. If you can get up early enough, the sunrise here is magnificent.

Egypt truly is a treasure trove of history and beauty. When will you come to discover it?

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