Egypt is one of the most storied places on earth. Pharaohs mummified in jewel-encrusted tombs beneath mystifying pyramids standing in the middle of the desert have fascinated amateur archaeologists for hundreds of years.
But today’s Egypt is much more than its ancient past. The modern city of Cairo boasts a wealth of museums, cultural events, restaurants, and limitless shopping. The city of Aswan features the architectural marvel of High Dam, great quarries and ancient temples.
Every visitor to Egypt must experience the unequaled majesty of the Pyramids, which have stood where they are for nearly 5 millennia. But do not miss the opportunity to see the treasures that lie beyond, in greater Egypt. Travel down the Nile on a luxurious River Cruise to Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum, snorkel in the Red Sea, view the treasure trove that is the Valley of the Kings, shop in the 600-year-old maze-like bazaar Khan El Khalili, or explore the oases of the Western Desert.
At Abu Simbel two massive stone temples seem to rise out of the desert in tribute to the great Pharaoh Ramses II and the Egyptian god Hathor. Today these wonders of ancient engineering make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site called the “Nubian Monuments.”
There is no end to what you can see and do in Egypt. Its mysterious and fascinating past will enchant you and leave you vowing to return. Make Egypt your destination and see why so many have fallen in love with this magical place.
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