Home to more than 80 million people and visited by roughly 13 million tourists every year, Egypt is definitely of the must-see countries today. With its colorful history, this African country boasts of numerous spots for tourists to visit and enjoy.
If you can only see one Egyptian attraction, make sure that it’s the Pyramids of Giza. These three pyramids are conveniently located in Cairo and near some hotels, allowing for easy access. The Great Sphinx is also part of the tour and provides tourists with a glimpse of 2528 B.C. architecture. The Pyramids of Giza are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
If you prefer to tour Egypt in cool surroundings, the Cairo Museum would be the perfect place to go. This building displays a wide array of Egyptian artifacts, including death masks of pharaohs, elaborate coffins and even mummies.
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It’s estimated that the Cairo Museum has more than 100,000 artifacts, not counting the ones of Roman and Greek origin.
Valley of the Kings
The great pharaohs of Egypt have always been of interest for many archeologists. For decades, scientists have explored the Valley of the Kings in search of information about Egypt’s royal line.
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The name is due to the fact that this is where all the great pharaohs are buried, along with their earthly treasures. The final resting place of pharaohs, such as Ramses the Great and King Tutankhamen, is the Valley of the Kings, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Abu Simbel is best characterized by various monuments built by the Egyptian pharaohs as a testament to their own rule and power. Although there are also rock temples on the site, it is really the 30-foot monuments of Ramses the Great that draws in the crowd.
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Like the other Egyptian locations on this list, Abu Simbel is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fun fact: the monuments weren’t originally located in their current location. They were moved to prevent damage because the original location was becoming flooded. Today, the monuments’ original home is submerged in water. These are the best places to visit in Egypt.
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