Egypt

Things to Do & Attractions in Egypt

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Bahariya Oasis

Beckoning like — well, an oasis — in the middle of a harsh, expansive desert, Bahariya is a respite from the dry sands of Egypt. Natural springs dot the oasis ...  Read more

Ben Ezra Synagogue

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Ben Ezra Synagogue used to be a Christian place of worship by the name of El-Shamieen Church and according to a legend, the building was built on the exact ...  Read more

Blue Hole

One of the world’s most famous snorkeling and diving spots, the evocatively named Blue Hole is renowned for its unique geological formation – a 426-foot- ...  Read more

Cairo Opera House

The Cairo Opera House was first built in 1869 as the Khedivial (Royal) Opera House; it was the first on the African continent and staged a performance of ...  Read more

Cairo Tower

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

After five years of construction, the Cairo Tower was inaugurated in 1961. Towering 614 feet (187 meters) above Gezira Island, the communications tower is the ...  Read more

Careless Reef

This reef is known as one of the best dive sites in Hurghada, both for sea life and beautiful reef gardens. An active underwater hotspot, octopus and rays, as ...  Read more

Church of St Barbara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

One of Cairo’s most impressive and historic Coptic churches wows with ornate interior detail and relics including the remains of the church’s namesake Saint. ...  Read more

Church of St George (Mari Girgis)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

Dedicated to one of the region’s most popular Christian saints, the current Church of St George (or Mari Girgis) was constructed at the beginning of the 20th ...  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

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

Colored Canyon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The swirls of candy-colored rock at Colored Canyon are a popular day trip destination from Sharm el Sheikh, forming some of the most impressive natural ...  Read more

Colossi of Memnon

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Little remains of the once impressive Amenhotep’s memorial temple. But the two imposing statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, erected to guard the ancient ...  Read more

Colossus of Ramses II

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The massive limestone statue of Pharaoh Ramses II is 33 feet (10 m) long and that's without having any legs! Ramses II was the longest serving pharaoh in ...  Read more

Coptic Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Founded in 1908, this museum houses Coptic art from Greco-Roman times to the Islamic era drawn from Cairo, the desert monasteries and Nubia. If you are ...  Read more

Dahshur

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Think of Dahshur as pyramid-proving grounds: Although not nearly as famous at the pyramids of Giza, the structures here pre-date the Great Pyramids and ...  Read more

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