Whenever someone mentions Egypt, the first thing that comes to your mind would be pyramids. A country that is supremely rich in history and culture, Egypt offers a huge variety of attractions beyond the famous pyramids. SD gives you an overview of what you should be exploring:
What to See in Luxor
Valley of the Kings and Queens, explore the ancient tombs of pharaohs and queens, including the famous Tutankhamun.
Karnak Temple: A vast complex of temples and chapels dedicated to the Theban triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonsu).
Luxor Temple: A well-preserved temple complex in the heart of Luxor.
What to See in Aswan
Philae Temple: Dedicated to the goddess Isis, this temple was relocated to Agilkia Island after the construction of the High Dam.
High Dam: An impressive feat of modern engineering, controlling the flow of the Nile.
What to See in Cairo
Egyptian Museum: Home to a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.
Islamic Cairo: Explore the historic Islamic quarter with its mosques, markets, and medieval architecture.
Coptic Cairo: Visit the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, and the Babylon Fortress.
What to See in Alexandria
Qaitbay Citadel: A medieval fortress on the Mediterranean coast.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A modern library and cultural center paying homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria.
Pompey’s Pillar: A massive ancient column, one of the largest of its type.
Other Spectacular Spots to Visit!
Marvel at the surreal landscapes of the White Desert, known for its chalk rock formations.
Climb to the summit for a stunning sunrise view and visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, one of the oldest continuously functioning Christian monasteries.
Experience a cruise along the Nile River, enjoying the scenic landscapes and stopping at various historical sites.