Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Attractions

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 capital of the New Kingdom, with ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 century BC to commemorate himself and ...  Read more

Philae Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the ancient Egyptians built a temple to the goddess Isis. With the projects to dam the Nile - first with the Aswan Dam, then later in the 1960s with ...  Read more

Qena

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 many famous Islamic buildings. Today, ...  Read more

Dendera (Dandarah)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 with the life of Christ, although it was ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 UNESCO’s Nubian Monuments site. Along with the ...  Read more

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 cliff face which shelter the Valley of the ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 102 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 the “Southern Sanctuary” and was the ...  Read more

Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 worth a visit. This is a cemetery on a ...  Read more

Temple of Kom Ombo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Dating from 180BC, this is an unusual temple because it is duplicated, mirroring itself on either side of a central axis. This is because it was dedicated to two gods: Sobek, god of fertility and ...  Read more

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While not as well preserved as nearby Medinet Habu, this mortuary temple dedicated to Ramses II, dating to 1258 BC, still has more than enough to interest the visitor. In the inner sanctuary, for ...  Read more

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