Egyptian history has fascinated humans for centuries. There is an artistic ancient mystery about their history and culture that has left people wondering about the reality. The Egyptian manifests exist in various exhibition halls all over the world, yet they are nothing contrasted with the astonishing magnificence of seeing the Giza Pyramid Complex up close or the incredible tomb of King Tutankhamen face to face. From catechizes, the coral reefs and wrecks at Ras Mohammed National Park, camel riding to the summit of the Mount Sinai, or experiencing the incredible singing stones of the Colossus of Memnon, the marvels of Egypt are relatively interminable.
While in Egypt, one of the first things you obviously need to visit is the magnificent Abu Simbel Temples. It is among the most well-known and noteworthy destinations in Egypt. The temples at Abu Simbel are monstrous carvings on the rock of the Pharaohs of Egypt. Initially, it was constructed to spot the border of Egypt with Nubia. It was intended to demonstrate the powers and the strength of the rulers of Egypt to those who may think to debilitate Egypt. Abu Simbel was buried with sand and it was discovered by a Swiss explorer in the year of 1813. Today, the carvings on the walls of the temple remain as a frontage for the tourists to stroll past on their way into the temples. On some days of the year, the tourists will be able to observe sunbeam completely through these natural hollow like spaces, enlightening statues of the divine beings.
Next, you need to visit is the Al-Azhar Park which is an alluring and incredible retreat that is situated in the focal point of the city of Cairo. This beautiful haven consists of amazing walking paths and gardens, however, it is particularly eminent for its vicinity on all sides to probably the most astonishing locales in Egypt, for example, the mosques of Darb Al Ahmar, the old Fatimid city, the City of the Dead, and the Ayyubid Citadel. The tourists can get a 360-degree perspective of the city of Cairo from some parts of the hills at the Al-Azhar Park. The tourists will also discover the remaining parts of a twelfth-century divider wall, which was found while the park was being constructed and contains a few stones shrouded in hieroglyphics.
Next on your list must be the Cairo Citadel which is located at the eastern locale of Old Cairo. This magnificent ancient citadel was constructed in the 12th century as a protection against the Crusaders. For more than seven long hundreds of years, this beautiful part of the Old Cairo city was home to the various ruling parties of Egypt. Some of the ruling parties include the Ayyubid Dynasty, the Mamluks, the Ottoman Empire, and also Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces. The beautiful citadel is portrayed by three famous however altogether different mosques, a few excellent royal residences, a bunch of historical centers, and a few porches that provide a breathtaking view to all the way to the Pyramids of Giza on the western outskirt of Cairo.
While at Cairo, you can make a quick visit to the Cairo Tower, located in the district of Zamalek. The Cairo Tower seems to extend up into the sky and it measures up to 187 meters. This wonderful tower made of granite was constructed to look like a lotus plant, a similar plant that the old Egyptians used to make papyrus. Due to the round shaped pattern, it has gotten the epithet “Nasser’s Pineapple”. The tourists will be able to see some really stunning perspectives of Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Nile River from the observation deck of the tower or from the windows of the restaurants situated in the Cairo Tower. The Cairo Tower can become exceptionally crowded, due to possessing only one lift, however, the best view from Cairo Tower are amid late morning or late evening when the sky is cloudless.
Moving on to the next stop, you must visit the Badr Museum that is situated in the district of Farafra that is devoted to fine arts and works of Egyptian craftsman known as Badr Abdel Moghny. Badr Abdel has utilized regular materials like sand, mud, and stone and made incredible pieces of craftsmanship that delineate conventional life in an oasis. Indeed, the museum is itself a magnificent work of art, constructed using mud blocks by Badr. The Badr museum is an incredible place for tourists to gain knowledge about the daily life of Egyptians in the oasis. The Badr Museum is open every day from 8:30 am until dusk, and the entry is free.
While on the topic of museums, you should visit the Coptic Museum. The Copts are Egyptian Christians, and Coptic Cairo is an old and historically significant area of Cairo where the Copts lived. Their way of life and history is praised in the Coptic Museum, which was built in the year of 1908. The Coptic Museum is known to have the largest collection of all the relics of Copts in the entire world. The museum is situated in the interior part of the Babylon Fortress and exhibits various sculptures, writings, frescoes, and fabric materials from the numerous era of Coptic history. The tourists at the Coptic Museum can see these ancient rarities and find out about the historical background of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is an alternate organization of Christianity.
Your Egypt trip will be completely worthless if you do not visit the Nile River. The Nile River streams north through Africa for more than 4,000 miles, and on its banks is probably the most fertile land on the whole landmass. For centuries, the river has provided water to people and for crops in Egypt and is relentlessly entwined with Egyptian history. Numerous significant Egyptian urban areas are situated along the Nile, for example, Luxor, Memphis, and Cairo, and keeping in mind that a visit to any of these places will provide you with a mesmerizing view of the streaming waters of this incredible river. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Nile River while on a river cruise. Regardless of whether you will be on a steamship or on a cruise liner, the tourists in Egypt can see the Nile River, and numerous ancient urban areas that lie on its banks, which will take you to some delightful stops en route, for example, the Pyramids of Giza or the Luxor Temple.
Right over the Nile River are the Colossi of Memnon located at the city of Luxor. The Colossi of Memnon consists of two enormous statues of stone that depicts the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, an ancient Egyptian ruler from around 1400 BC. The two statues are the remaining parts of the sanctuary or temple that they once manned. This was the biggest and most exorbitant temple in all of Egypt at the time. Around 2,000 years ago, a tremor broke and destroyed one of the statues. At the point, when dew formulated in the cracks and scorched in the hot morning sun, the statue transmits an odd, melodic sound that made visitors from Greece and Rome name the statue “Memnon” after an unbelievable legend of the Trojan War.