Egypt

Things To Do & Attractions in Egypt

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Abdel Monaem Read Mosque (Big Mosque)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Once a small fishing village, Hurghada has grown into the most toured destination in Egypt. Though it sits beside the bright-blue waters that bring many ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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 238 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

Abydos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

In a country that’s home to some of the most ancient structures on earth, the city of Abydos is a standout destination for lovers of history, hieroglyphs and ...  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 25 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 70 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

Alexandria National Museum

With three floors of exhibitions and around 1,800 artifacts on display, the Alexandria National Museum offers a fascinating introduction to the city’s rich ...  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

Al-Rifa'i Mosque

Though not as old as many other Cairo mosques, Al-Rifa’i Mosque stands out among others for its elaborate cavernous ceilings and the fact that it serves as a ...  Read more

Aswan Botanic Garden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Designed by Lord Kitchener, the 16-acre Aswan Botanic Gardens is home to trees, flowers and plants from India, Africa and even the world beyond. Travelers can ...  Read more

Aswan High Dam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 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 102 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

Babylon Fortress

The ancient Babylon Fortress was originally built by the Romans in the area now known as Coptic (or Old) Cairo. The fortress was built in a strong and ...  Read more

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