Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta, and with its long past and welcoming, story-loving people. The sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings our the explorer in all of us.
Located on the north side of Midan Tahrir, the museums ancient artefacts is one of the world’s most important collections. Inside the great domed, oddly pinkish building, the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs lie alongside the grave goods, mummies, jewellery, eating bowls and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.Walk around the museum to embark on an adventure through time. The pyramids tell you only half the story, the other half is housed in this biggest Egypt collection in the world, including the famous excavation from the tomb of Tutankhamun, making it one of the most spectacular Egypt.
It is hard to believe that this surreal Egypt attraction of the Sahara Desert is natural. Located in the isolated Farafra Oasis, just a few hours from the busy streets of Cairo, lies the magical landscape of Egypt’s White Desert. It is one of the most unique sites one could set eyes on, with its fascinating calcium rock formations that resemble great abstract and alien statues. It represents an open museum of geology, paleontology and natural history, formed by centuries of erosion and sandstorms. As you sit at a camp at night, seeing the stars of the White Desert will be an experience never forgotten. The surrounding national park also houses the Rhim and Dorcas gazelle, the last of which roam the arid landscape here. With endless splendor, it is among the most beautiful places to visit in Egypt.
This city is another literal open-air museum and one of the best places to visit in Egypt. The Mother of Pots, also called the Umm el-Qa’ab, is a sophisticated necropolis where the first pharaohs are buried. The area is named so because of excavations that revealed thousands of shards of pots that were littered in honor of the kings. Abydos is also where the temple of Seti I was found, with its Pharaonic era’s artistry, vibrant colored wall and ceiling paintings, the sculpted column work of the temple and the famous hieroglyphic inscription called the Abydos List.
The oasis came to the limelight in 1996 when a massive burial site with over thirty tombs was discovered. The site contained around 250 “Golden Mummies” dating back to different periods of time throughout history. The site also holds the ruins and remnants of the Temple of Alexander. Some of the famous attractions in and near Bahariya include the White and Black Desert and the Crystal Mountain, both known for their odd geological structures that tend to fascinate visitors. Much of the oasis floor here is covered by sprawling shady date palms and speckled with dozens of natural springs, which beg to be plunged into. The surrounding landscape of rocky, sandy mesas is a grand introduction to the Western Desert's barren beauty.
Measuring a mighty 6,680 kilometers from end to end, the Nile is the world’s longest river. It’s also the lifeblood of Egypt, flowing through the heart of the Sahara desert, before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria. A boat ride along the Nile is a quintessential Egypt experience and there are plenty of ways to get on the water. Admire Cairo's illuminated skyline on an evening dinner cruise, marvel at the ancient wonders of Luxor's East Bank and West Bank on a sunset cruise, or set sail aboard a traditional felucca for Elephantine Island or Soheil Island from Aswan. Multi-day cruises also run up and down the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, affording spectacular views and stopping at sights such as Aswan High Dam and the temples of Philae, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor, and Karnak.