Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Attractions

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Valley of the Kings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 Reviews

The harsh, lunar landscape of the Valley of the Kings is the resting place of numerous New Kingdom pharaohs, whose remains were interred in tombs burrowed ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the ...  Read more

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

Qena

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Qena provides visitors to modern-day Egypt with a glimpse into the far-distant past. The ancient city was formerly known as Cainepolis, and also boasts ...  Read more

Western Wall

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Perhaps the most significant landmark of the Jewish people and symbol of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall (or the Wailing Wall) is the last ...  Read more

Luxor Museum

While the size of its collection can’t rival the treasures of Cairo, Luxor Museum is renowned as one of the thoughtfully assembled displays of antiquities ...  Read more

Baalbek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Set 53 miles (85 kms) outside of Beirut in the fertile Beqaa Valley, the ancient city of Baalbek is inarguably Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure. An ...  Read more

Anjar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Set 36 miles (58 km) outside the capital city of Beirut, the ancient city of Anjar is literally a Lebanon attraction unlike any other. While many of the ruins ...  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

Saqqara (Sakkara)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 268 Reviews

Saqqara (or Sakkara) lies about 18 miles (30 km) south of Cairo and was the burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, now in ruins. In the site of ...  Read more

Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 223 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

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Reviews

The vast Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari rivals the Pyramids as one of the great funerary monuments of the ancient world. Built into the towering ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 102 Reviews

The enormous Luxor Temple was one of the great constructions of the New Kingdom (dating from the 14th century BC) dedicated to the god Amun. It was known as ...  Read more

Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

The Tombs of the Nobles (or Valley of the Nobles) may lack the star power of the Valley of the Kings or other Luxor hotspots, but this neglected gem is well ...  Read more

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

Creating the Valley of the Kings was no simple undertaking: a small army of builders, engineers, engravers and other workers was required to carve the ...  Read more

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