Egypt has one of the longest and richest histories of any country on earth, tracing its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilisation, ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of scientific and popular interest. Egypt's long and rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which reflects its unique transcontinental location being all Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African.
The Giza Necropolis is one of Egypt's best-known tourist attractions; it is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
Egypt's beaches on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, which extend to over 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles), are also popular tourist destinations; the Gulf of Aqaba beaches, Safaga, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab, Ras Sidr and Marsa Alam are popular sites.
Egypt Top Sights
> The Giza Necropolis (CAIRO)
> The Grand Egyptian Museum (CAIRO)
> The National Musuem of Egyptian Civilization (CAIRO)
> Karnak Temple (LUXOR)
> Valley of The Kings (LUXOR)
> Abu Simbel (ASWAN)
> Philae Temple (ASWAN)
> Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve (SHARM EL-SHEIKH)
> Saint Chatherine's Monastery (SINAI PENINSULA)
> Mahmya Island (HURGHADA)
> Grand Aquarium (HURGHADA)
When to Go
Egypt is a mid-year-round vacation destination, despite the temperature being high in the summer espcially in Upper Egypt "Luxor and Aswan". We believe that the best time to visit Egypt is during the winter and spring months, from September to April, Christmas and Easter are very popular times to visit Egypt due to the warm climate, contrasting to that of Europe.
Tourists visit Egypt year round. The winter is the best time for sightseeing and trips in the outdoors. Beach resorts are open year round.
The peak tourism season in Egypt runs between November and February when the temperatures are mild. Even during this time Egypt’s south still stay warm though and beach resorts like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh are open and ready for you to come escape cold temperatures at home to enjoy the warm sun.
We've shortlisted the most popular places in Egypt where one should shop so as to bag some of the most amazing items of the country at very reasonable prices. Hence, here are the best places to go shopping in Egypt:
> Khan Al Khalili
> Souk Al Fustat
> Sharia Khayamiya
> Souk Aswan
> Luxor Bazaar