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Abu Simbel Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 120 Reviews

The two temples at Abu Simbel are perhaps the best known and most visited ancient sites in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. Built by Ramesses II in the 13th ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 199 Reviews

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, these two enormous sandstone structures built in 1255 BC at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt are only half of ...  Read more

Aga Khan Mausoleum

High up on the west bank stands the elegant marble Tomb of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan, the 48th imam (leader) of the Ismaili sect, who died in 1957, and of his ...  Read more

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish ...  Read more

Aswan High Dam

4 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

Built in the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam was an engineering marvel at the time and changed the face of Egypt. It increased the cultivable land by 30% and ...  Read more

Avenue of Sphinxes

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

The Avenue of Sphinxes was the site of ceremonial processions and originally connected the temples of Luxor and Karnak, although it is considerably more ...  Read more

Citadel of Saladin (Al-Qalaa)

Sprawling over a limestone spur on the eastern edge of the city, the Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa) was home to Egypt's rulers for some 700 years. Their ...  Read more

City of the Dead (Qarafa)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Qarafa, or The City of the Dead, is two 4 mile (6 km) long cemeteries - a north and south cemetery - dating from Mamluk times (1200s - 1500s) and is still in ...  Read more

Colored Canyon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The swirls of candy-colored rock at Colored Canyon are a popular day trip destination from Sharm el Sheikh, forming some of the most impressive natural ...  Read more

Colossus of Ramses II

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The massive limestone statue of Pharaoh Ramses II is 33 feet (10 m) long and that's without having any legs! Ramses II was the longest serving pharaoh in ...  Read more

Coptic Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Founded in 1908, this museum houses Coptic art from Greco-Roman times to the Islamic era drawn from Cairo, the desert monasteries and Nubia. If you are ...  Read more

Dendera (Dandarah)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

The main lure at Dendera is the Temple of Hathor, one of the least ancient of ancient Egypt’s glories, main construction being more or less contemporary ...  Read more

Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 Reviews

Djoser was a king in the 3rd Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, ruling from 2667 BC - 2648 BC. He was the first to build a pyramid for his tomb. It was a development ...  Read more

Egyptian Antiquities Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 260 Reviews

With so much to see in the Egyptian Museum, trying to get around everything in one go is liable to induce chronic 'Pharaonic fatigue'. The best strategy is ...  Read more

Elephantine Island

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Elephantine Island is the site of ancient Abu (meaning both elephant and ivory in ancient Egyptian), both names a reminder of the island's once important ...  Read more

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