Fast Facts

  • Location: In north eastern corner of Africa with Mediterranean Sea to its north, Jordan to its north east, Red Sea to its East, Sudan to its south, and Libya to its west
  • Capital City: Cairo
  • Language/s: Arabic
  • Currency: Egyptian pound
  • Time Zone: UTC + 2; UTC + 3 in summer
  • ISD Code: 20
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May, September to November
  • International Airports: Cairo, Alexandria, Sham el-Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada Marsa Alam

Must see places in Egypt include the majestic pyramids, finest cotton yarns, the great Sphinx and many more. A land of rich culture and heritage, Egypt rules over the world when it comes to its historical significance and cultural diversities. In spite of being surrounded by barren deserts with a temperature soaring above 45 degree celsius, Egypt is still alluring for its cultural evidences that takes you back to the ancient era of the Tsars, the barbarians and the warriors. The long list of myths and mythological characters form a primary part of the Egyptian culture. The list of tourist places in this country will be endless if you dig into the nitty-gritty of this historical land. It is also gifted with the fresh water of the Nile,which is yet another must see place in Egypt. A long cruise along the river Nile is therefore a preferable and exciting option for tourists to view the enchanting Egyptian landscapes.

Being a popular tourist attraction for all, Egypt provides extensive facilities to tourists. The posh city life amidst the barren Sahara desert, makes Egypt one of the most sought after places in the world. Moreover, Cairo, the capital city of the country is one of the must see tourist attractions in Egypt. The city is distinctively renowned for the Khan al-Khalili market, which is one of the largest market in the world. The market is noted for the traditional Arabic products starting from perfumes, clothes, bottles as well as souvenirs. You can even drop into the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that is a storehouse of hundred thousand artifacts. The true essence of the city and the diverse culture of the country can be grasped from Old Cairo, which is one of the must see places in Egypt.

Dive into the artistry and the architectural masterpiece of the country by visiting the Spinx and the pyramids that are close to river Nile. The country has more than 80 Pyramids, which are graves of the king and the queens, whose bodies are preserved as mummies within the Pyramids. For instance, the Pyramids of Giza, the most famous amongst all is one of the must see places in Egypt. Other than this, the sphinx of Egypt that stands stalwart amidst the barren deserts form major part of Egypt sightseeing. The historical city of Alexandria and the mesmerizing beauty of the Valley of Kings seen with the backdrop of the River Nile is equally impressive for tourists.

The unprecedented beauty of the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple are two other must see places in Egypt. The astonishing and huge size of the Karnak Temple comprises of three temples. The most famous one among them is the Temple of Amun that attracts major tourist interests. The extensive historical significance attached to the Luxor temple has even attracted travelers and geologists to pay a visit to Egypt. Apart from all these, the picturesque landscapes of the Siwa Oasis and the Nubian Museum of Aswan are also worth watching. With all such flora and fauna, Egypt rules of the hearts of tourists who wish to visit the country multiple times in spite of the scorching heat and the extreme weather.

When to Visit Egypt
March to May and September to November are the best months to visit Egypt. Cairo, Aswan and Luxor are best in winter season from December to February. Sinai is crowded in the summer months as the beaches allow for a perfect sun tan. Alexandria on the Mediterranean receives rains in the winters or else it is pleasant.  

Travel to Egypt

Other than Cairo, Alexandria, and Sham el-Sheikh, which are the main international airports, others like Aswan, Luxor, Marsa Alam, and Hurghada airports are also well connected. If you wish to visit the country then May to November is a good time. During this time, you can avail boat services between Port Said in Egypt to Limassol in Cyprus. Limited service also connects Beirut in Lebanon and Antalya in Turkey to Egypt. Ferry service between Aqaba in Jordan and Nuweiba in Egypt is regular and popular. Road transit is possible to Egypt from Israel and Jordan.

List of must see places in Egypt:

  • Ancient Attractions
  • Modern Attractions
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Islamic Cairo
  • Cairo Citadel
  • Nile Dinner Cruises
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo Opera House
  • Djoser’s Step Pyramid
  • Cairo Theatres
  • Memphis Open Air Museum
  • Cairo Restaurants
  • Abu Sir Necropolis
  • Cairo Nightlife
  • Dashur Pyramids
  • Suez Canal
  • Maidum Pyramid
  • Pyramids of Giza

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