What to See in Egypt
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The two immense carved rock temples at Abu Simbel are dedicated to 13th century BCE Pharaoh Ramesses II and his first wife Nefertari.
Built around 1400 BCE from Nubian sandstone, the Southern Sanctuary is a great temple complex located at Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile.
Dating from around 2000 BCE, Karnak is one of the largest religious complexes in the world and was once Egypt's most important place of worship.
Temple of Kom Ombo
Located on the banks of the Nile in a village of the same name, Kom Ombo is unique as a double temple - dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus.
Temple of Hatshepsut
The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepshut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is located beneath a sheer cliff face in Deir el-Bahari, near Luxor.
Temple of Philae
Originally located on the island of Philae and dedicated to the goddess of love, Isis, this temple was almost lost in floods when the Aswan Dam was built.
Pyramids of Giza
Located on the Giza Plateau just outside Cairo, the pyramids are Egypt's best known monuments and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.
Valley of the Kings
The final resting place of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, the Valley of the Kings is home to more than 60 magnificent royal tombs.
Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens, or "the place of beauty", is the burial site of the royal wives and princesses of Egypt's New Kingdom.
The tallest building in North Africa since construction ended in 1961, the iconic Cairo Tower offers incredible views over the Egyptian capital.
Mosque of Muhammed Ali
Known as the Alabaster Mosque for the material that covers it, the Mosque of Muhammed Ali is located on the summit of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo.
Al Rifa'i Mosque
The Al Rifa'i Mosque is an impressive Muslim temple also known as the Royal Mosque for being the burial place of a number of Egyptian royal family members.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Completed in the year 879 CE, the enormous Mosque of Ibn Tulun is the oldest mosque in Cairo that is still in its original form.
Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza is an enormous stone sculpture with the head of a man on the body of a lion. It is one of Egypt's most emblematic monuments.
Located south of Cairo, Saqqara was the vast necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis, and is home to the nation's oldest pyramid.
Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan
The Unfinished Obelisk is a granite would-be monument that was never finished. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in Egypt.
Originally built on the site of an old mausoleum, local and foreign merchants have been trading at Khan el-Khalili souk since the 14th century.
Founded around 3100 BCE, Memphis was the first capital of the unified kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypts. It was abandoned in the 7th century CE.
Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous statues of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III originally designed to guard his mortuary temple.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Opened in 1902, the Egyptian Museum is home to the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities and is the most important museum of its kind.
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Constructed during the mid-14th century, the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is one of the largest mosques in the world.
The colourful village of Gharb Seheyl gives a feeling of travelling back in time to ancient Nubia, the home to one of Africa's oldest civilisations.
The hilltop Saladin Citadel, a Medieval Islamic fortress, is one of Cairo's main tourist attractions and offers magnificent views over the city.
Old Cairo, or Islamic Cairo, is charming yet chaotic. The narrow golden-stone streets of the World Heritage Site have captivated visitors for centuries.
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Diving and snorkelling
The Red Sea offers some of the world's best diving and snorkelling. It's almost entirely desert, but Egypt is still a bucket-list watersports destination.