Sunday, June 9, 2013

10 Ideas For Cultural Tourism in Egypt

Egypt is a wonderful country to visit as a tourist and there are a number of sights and attractions that are worth considering. Below is a look at 10 attractions you might consider for your trip to Egypt.

1. The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx - Whoever comes in Egypt might want to do the pyramids and the Sphinx top of their list. You gain a feeling of immense admiration when they are surrounded by their size, their size and presence. Most tour operators run tours around the areas at once, even if they can not take you inside and those wishing to do so must buy tickets for themselves.

2. The Mummification Museum - Based in Luxor, discover the secret life of embalming and mummification into the tools that were used. But do not expect to attend only human mummies because you will also find the mummies of past and creatures. A little scary, but it is well worth a visit!

3. Pharos - also in Luxor, Pharos is the second of the Seven Wonders of the World Egypt (the Great Pyramid being the first). Originally built as a landmark in terms of navigation, it eventually became a beacon before being partially destroyed by several earthquakes.

4. Valley of the Kings - Valley of the Kings was the final resting place for many royals during ancient Egyptian times, but not more famous Tutankhamen. Located west of Luxor, on the Nile, you can explore the ancient tombs. But be aware that during the hot summer months, the tombs can get terribly hot and it is advised that you visit from November to March.

5. Nile - The Nile has been the lifeline of Egypt without it, civilization could never survive in the hot deserts and desolate. The best way to see the Nile Cruise is, and there are many of them. But if you want something else, try to take a felucca (small sailing boat) instead.

6. The Egyptian Museum - Egyptian Museum is a must for anyone with even a vague interest in ancient Egyptian history. With more than 120,000 objects, including sculptures, and even new mummies to see, you will gain a huge incentive to how the ancient Egyptians probably lived. The museum is located in Cairo.

7. Cairo - Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and it can be loved and hated at the same time for the dust and hotness, but for its sheer beauty and elegance. Religion is very important to the Egyptians, and Cairo is filled with mosques. The bazaars are wonderful places to buy small trinkets that make wonderful gifts for family and friends, but beware all the time. We can also find the former site of the Roman colony of Babylon here.

8. Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel is located near the Great Pyramids. Both temples Abu Simbel up are hidden behind huge monuments Pharaoh who turn over your head, and were thought to have been built for Ramses II. Natural light gives the tourist a unique sound and light show of its kind as it flows into the sanctuary.

9. Karnak - Karnak is home to one of the largest temples of Egypt. It is also Karnak you can find a row of ram-headed sphinxes, unusual, because usually a Sphinx has the head of a man. The temple is huge and would probably take several days to explore its entirety.

10. Siwa Oasis - Western Desert, not far from Libya, that is where you will find the desert of Siwa, and this is the oasis town farthest in Egypt. Here, people speak their own language, and are famous for their beautiful hot springs, which are always popular.

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