Egypt

Things to Do & Attractions in Egypt

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Sharm el Sheikh Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Sharm el Sheikh lies on the tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where the Gulfs of Aqaba and Suez meet the Red Sea. Rapidly growing in popularity with tourists, it ...  Read more

Tahrir Square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Tahrir Square, a modest and central circular plaza in downtown Cairo, wasn’t on most tourists’ radar at all until January 2011. Though it has long been an ...  Read more

Temple of Kalabsha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Built as a tribute to the Lower Nubian sun god, Mandulis, Temple of Kalabsha is one of Egypt’s numerous ancient and historic structures and a prime destination ...  Read more

Tomb of Ramses III

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings is the final resting place of the last of Egypt’s warrior pharaohs. At 125 meters long, ...  Read more

Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 313 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

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 468 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

Ramses II Statue

4.5 star rating: Recommended 358 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

Saqqara (Sakkara)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 356 Reviews

Set about 18 miles (30 km) south of Cairo, Saqqara (Sakkara) was the burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, now in ruins. The site features a ...  Read more

Pyramid of Djoser

4.5 star rating: Recommended 305 Reviews

First built some 4,700 years ago as a flat-roofed mastaba, the Pyramid of Djoser was one of the very first pyramids built by the Egyptians. Pharaoh Djoser had ...  Read more

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 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 141 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 130 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 128 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 120 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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