Egypt

Egypt Attractions

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Abu Simbel Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 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 211 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 22 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

Al-Azhar Mosque

Among the countless minarets punctuating the Cairo skyline, four of the most impressive belong to one of the city’s standout mosques, Al-Azhar. This mosque, ...  Read more

Alexandria

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Egypt's second-largest city, Alexandria, occupies 20 miles of the coast along the Mediterranean Sea. It's an understandably enormous and thriving port, but ...  Read more

Al-Hakim Mosque

Often lost in Cairo's electrifying presence, Al-Hakim, one of Egypt's lesser-known mosques, was built under a ruler who could have changed the world. ...  Read more

Aswan High Dam

4 star rating: Recommended 82 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 94 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 6 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 59 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

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