I know what must be going through your mind now as you continue to read this article, â€śWhat could Egypt possibly offer me that would remotely be considered a holiday? It's just a dry barren land with a stone tower right?â€ť Well let me tell you that if you thought this then you couldn't be further from the truth. Egypt has a lot more to offer than you would expect, apart from being a land rich in ancient history and culture it is also home to its capital city, Cairo, which is a thriving metropolis and shopping hub. Egypt also has regions such Hurgada, which spans the coast of the red sea that provides a tropical and Mediterranean setting.
If this has still not motivated you to start packing your bag here are a few more reason why you simply cannot afford not to pay Egypt a visit.
1.The Pyramid of Giza
In the city of Cairo, Egypt stands the Great Pyramid of Giza.It's a 481-foot-tall man-made structure that must be experienced in person. It's ancient, awe inspiring, and identifiable as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Along the Giza plateau is also the massive sandstone statue of the Sphinx
2.Luxuries of Luxor
A tour of the Temple of Karnak is a must see in Egypt. The city holds one of the most impressive collections of antiquities in the whole world. Soak up the beauty of the region on a river cruise on the Nile River and get a rare glimpse of this vast city. You can also go on an expedition through The Valley of the Kings, and The Valley of the Queens. This desert land can be extremely hot so remember to bring lots of bottled water and stay hydrated
3.Alexandria the Great
On the Mediterranean coast of Egypt is the city of Alexandria. Take your time if you're visiting this grand city.There is the National Museum, The Catacombs, and the massive Library of Alexandria. Explore the underground tombs and even learn about the history and culture of some important Egyptian people and artifacts.
4.The Spices of Aswan
Aswan is known as the 'the market' because of the trade route between Egypt and the southern lands. This is the place to go shopping. You can purchase rare spices of the area-and even gold and ivory for an extra special gift or travel souvenir. Take a tour of the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island, or sight see around one of the numerous temples or the Nubian Museum.
5.The Red Sea Coast
Hurghada is a popular tourist destination. It's a place to satisfy the outdoor adventurer. There are mineral springs, camping, sailing, deep sea fishing, and snorkeling in the pristine waters. There are coral reefs and rare fish you can view on glass bottom boat tours. Visit one of the offshore islands, like MarsaAlam and relax at one of the private resorts.