People fond of travelling must not omit Egypt from their list. A Middle Eastern country and situated in the African continent, Egypt offers a captivating varied culture enriched in history.
Places of interest to see include Cairo, the capital of Egypt, lies on both coasts of the Nile River and is Africa’s biggest city. A tour to Cairo can bring you to see the Pyramids of Egypt that has become the crypts for the olden Pharaohs. You will also get to see The Sphinx, an awesome monument that dates back 2565 BC. Other interesting sites to see in Cairo are the Hanging Church, which was the most ancient in the place. It was said to be built on the remnants of the Fortress of Babylon and is offered to Mother Mary and Dimiana the Saint. Cairo offers more sites to see that will keep your senses full.
Located on the Mediterranean bank of Egypt and is 111 miles north of Cairo is Alexandria, whose name was given by Alexander the Great in 333BCE. Places to visit in Alexandria are the Montaza Complex at the eastern border of the city; its 5 beaches namely: Cleopatra, Semiramis, Vanessa and Aida; and monuments like the Gates of the City, Great Library, Pompeii’s pillar, the Lighhouse, the Catacombs (tombs of Kom El-Shougafa), Citadel of Quaitbay, Silvago Tomb, the Tomb of Alexander and museums.
Situated on the upper part of Egypt, Luxor has been known as the largest open air museum in the world. One-third of the world’s primeval monuments and archaeological finds can be found in this part of Egypt. Being the religious capital during the pharaoh period, it boasts of magnificent temples, such as:
• Composed of temples, buildings, pylons and chapels make up the Karnak Temple, a huge architecture started in the time of Ramses II, which is also known as Karnak Complex.
• One of Ancient Egypt’s ancient temples and set up in 1400 BCE, Luxor Temple is a haven on the south built for the Chons, Amun and Mut Theban Triad.
• The Deir El-Bahri or the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut which was built for Amon-Ra, the sun god.
• Located on the west side of the bank of Nile River, the Valley of the Kings was intended for the Egypt’s pharaohs, the 18th New Kingdom Empire and the 20th Primeval Egypt Empire.
• Similarly located on the west side bank of Nile River, the Valley of the Queens housed the dead bodies of the wives of Ancient Egypt’s pharaohs.
The wonder, mysticism and civilization that surround Egypt are something that is waiting to be discovered by both new and returning visitors and with current exchange rates very favourable cheap holidays to Egypt are easy to locate. Egypt will make any traveller pulsate with excitement and admiration.