Egypt

Things to Do & Attractions in Egypt

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Luxor Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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 in ...  Read more

Giza Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 819 Reviews

One of the most iconic and mysterious Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Seeing them is a must on ...  Read more

Memphis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 362 Reviews

The city of Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt. It was the King's residence and the political and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. It had ...  Read more

Egyptian Antiquities Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 334 Reviews

From the Royal Mummy Room to a number of glittering galleries showcasing finery extracted from various ancient tombs, there's a ton to see at the Egyptian ...  Read more

Valley of the Kings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 229 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 172 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

Philae Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

The Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was once set on a holy island in the Nile River, the site of many pilgrimages. Although projects to dam the ...  Read more

Red Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

The Red Sea separates Egypt and Saudi Arabia, flowing from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden. In Egypt if surrounds the Sinai Peninsula and Gulf of ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, the two enormous sandstone structures at Abu Simbel were built in 1255 BC by Ramses II to commemorate himself ...  Read more

St Catherine's Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

This legendary Greek Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery is one of the oldest places of worship in the world. Founded in the 4th century, the monastery ...  Read more

Aswan High Dam

4 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Built in the 1960s as an engineering marvel, the Aswan High Dam changed the face of Egypt by increasing the cultivable land by 30% and doubling the country's ...  Read more

St Simeon Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The fortress-like 7th century Monastery of St. Simeon was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Abba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding ...  Read more

Giftun Islands

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

The Giftun Islands are a popular excursion from Hurghada, offering snorkeling, diving, sunbathing and a welcome retreat from the mainland bustle. Offshore ...  Read more

City of the Dead (Qarafa)

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 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

Citadel of Saladin (Al-Qalaa)

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

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

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