Egypt is among the African countries that are easily accessible. It is well connected to Europe and North America. As a result, tourists and historians flock to the country to view the spectacular remains of its culture. It can be effortless to traverse the country through various means of transport. Those traversing the country’s rugged terrain and vast deserts by use of car need not to worry about getting stuck, as there are enough tow service for your help. The Egyptian government welcomes tourists and have created highly networked infrastructure that allows visitors to the many historical sites around.
Egypt continues to be a dazzling destination of tombs and temples. There are vast attractions ranging from deserts, diving, superb scuba, beaches, among others. If you are looking forward to see the best of the ancient Egypt, here are some places you should never miss.
The Pyramids of Giza
The pyramids of Giza are among the last surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. They were built to be the tombs to preserve the mighty pharaohs, and the enigmatic Sphinx guided their construction. The Giza’s pyramid complex continues to awe travelers from different ages to come and experience the best of history.
The Siwa Oasis is located in the Libyan Desert and is one of the Egypt’s isolated settlements. Siwa Oasis is located on an old date trade route, a vital trade route used by the Egyptians. It has a strategic importance because of its natural springs and the shade giving palm trees, where travelers sought rest from the desert. Siwa began its decline with the collapse of the Roman empire.
The atmospheric and narrow lanes of the Islamic Cairo district are fully packed with mosques, madrassas and historical monuments dating back from many centuries ago. From this district, you will find the luxurious shopping souk where coppersmiths and other artisans still have their miniature stalls and workshops. The surrounding market is home to some of the most beautiful and well-preserved architecture of the old Islamic empires.
Aswan is Egypt’s most tranquil town. It is set upon the meandering curves of the Nile. It is backed by some spectacular orange-hued dunes making it a perfect place for visitors to stop and unwind for some days. You can take a river ferry across the Elephantine Island as you take a walk across the colorful streets of the Nubian Village. Alternatively, you can ride plenty of available camels to the desert monastery on the East Bank of St. Simeon.
The Egyptian museum is a true treasure trove for the Pharaonic world. It is one of the world’s greatest museum collections. It is a faded pink mansion that acts as home to hundreds of exhibits. When you get to the museum, you will hardly find a lot of labeling, and items in the museum do not have much of chronological order. When you get upstairs, you get a chance to see the fascinating royal mummies exhibit. However, for every corner you turn, you are assured to find some wonderful pieces of ancient art and history.