Egypt

Things to Do & Attractions in Egypt

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Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 298 Reviews

Measuring 4,150 miles (6,680 kilometers) from end to end, the Nile River is the world’s longest and arguably the most important in the region. Egypt’s some 83 ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 248 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

El Fayoum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

El Fayoum is a city in Middle Egypt situated 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo. El Fayoum is Egypt's largest oasis, measuring in at around 60 kilometers long ...  Read more

Old Cairo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 439 Reviews

Old Cairo is a relatively small area but it is rich with history. Also known as Coptic Cairo, Fustat (in reference to the first Muslim city established ...  Read more

Saqqara (Sakkara)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 334 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

Ramses II Statue

4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

Ramses II was a the longest serving pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, reigning from 1279 BC to 1213 BC, a total of 66 years and 2 months. This made him a very ...  Read more

Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 282 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

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 155 Reviews

The red-and-white-striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad (the Red Mosque), built on the site where its patron Mamluk Sultan al-Mu'ayyad had earlier been imprisoned, ...  Read more

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 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

Khan al-Khalili

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 Reviews

Jaundiced travelers often dismiss the Khan al-Khalili as a tourist trap; there's no ignoring the fact that it's a favored stop of tour buses and has all the ...  Read more

Temple of Kom Ombo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 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

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 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 113 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

Avenue of Sphinxes

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 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

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