Top 5 Must Do's in Egypt

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Egypt is one of the most famous countries in the world to date. Though there are endless things to see in this magnificent country, there are certain places you just can't miss.

1) Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx

Perhaps there is nothing more mysterious, and more worthy of seeing in Egypt than the esteemed Great Pyramids of Giza the world's largest structures. These are the pyramids of Khufu, Kafhre and Menkaura. Lying adjacent to the Giza pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary half-human & half-lion statue. the Pyramids of Giza go back to over 4000 years of history. These perfectly shaped structures leaves everyone in awe and in wonder about how exactly they were made, considering that the ancient Egyptians had no advanced technology to work with. Also there are multimedia shows, known as the Sound and Light shows, that showcase the Pyramids, the Sphinx as well as Egypt's general history. Be impressed by the dazzling lights and the commentary, which are available in several languages.

2) Luxor

Luxor is famous for its historical attractions that revolve around ancient Egypt. The Valley of Kings, in which the bodies of kings and powerful nobles were placed in tombs, is located near Luxor. This place is teeming with mummies and undiscovered treasures. In fact, this is the place where archaeologists found one of the most famous mummies of all time - Tutankhamun. There are also many ancient temples, such as Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple complex, that are dedicated to the ancient Egyptian Gods as well as the Pharaohs. These temples are still standing and are accessible to tourists. One unique must-see is the Mummification Museum, in which visitors learn about mummification.

3) The Nile River

The most famous river in the whole of Egypt, the Nile offers you an extensive look into over 5000 years of history. The best way to see it though would be on a cruise as this lets you see a greater detail as you sail down what people call the "heart" of Egypt. In fact, what's great about visiting the Nile is that you can take a Felucca and sail down the legendary river, taking in the sights of the city and the sunset.

4) Abu Simbel

These two temples were built by Pharaoh Ramesses II to commemorate himself and his wife, Nefertari. It's a breathtaking place, and its temples are hailed as one of the most beautiful in Egypt. What's even more interesting about the Abu Simbel is the amount of effort put into relocating and preserving it. When the waters of Lake Nasser to rise, UNESCO relocated them to a high ground between 1964 and 1968.

5) Red Sea Coast

Hurghada is an Egyptian city on the Red Sea that is a tourist favourite. Its nightlife, in particular, is a main attraction. Among many other clubs and bars, there is a popular Ministry of Sound nightclub as well as a Little Buddha which opened in 2007. Besides its nightlife, Hurghada is known for its sea sports. There are a number of quality aquatic sports facilities. Hurghada also boasts several magnificent underwater gardens offshore. Visitors who do not dive may opt to go for a ride on the glass bottom boat, which will allow them to enjoy the sight of the many fish and coral under the sea. There is also a large bazaar in downtown Hurghada.

Of Course there is alot of other attractions to see in Egypt like Siwa Oasis, White Desert, Marsa Alam, Sharm el Sheikh, Necropolis of Sakkara, Egyptian Museum and much more

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