Thursday, June 6, 2013

Popular Destinations

Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with its Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada resorts, pyramids and monuments of the glorious past. Egyptian travel agencies are well known for their professionalism and their ability to help organize a memorable tour.

The long and rich history of Egypt has left a large number of world-famous attractions.

Cairo is the capital and the oldest city in Africa that can boast a wealth of monuments from the Middle Ages. Here you can go to the Valley of the Kings to see the mysterious tombs of the pharaohs, which protect mummies. The pyramids are the business card of Egypt, there are over a hundred of them here. At the time of the Pharaohs, the pyramids served as a huge complex of buildings richly decorated temple with statues, obelisks, sphinxes, reliefs and murals.

All the great pyramids of Giza consists of three highest pyramids in Egypt. The most important and famous of these is the Pyramid of Cheops. The second largest pyramid of Khafre's and Menkaure Pyramid completes the package. Besides them, there is a complex of several small pyramids, where the wives of pharaohs, priests and officials were buried. Great Sphinx is carved like more colossal statues of Giza, the solid rock. Every evening there is a special light and color performance called "Sound and Light" at the foot of the pyramids.

The Egyptian Museum is the leading global repository of Egyptian antiquities, probably collection history of art in the world, where even the youngest of the exhibits are about two thousand years. And when you get bored with dark corridors of ancient tombs, you can always go to Alexandria radiant, which keeps the memory of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. Time and culture come together here, preserving the remains of one of the "wonders of the world" - the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Tourists can also see the giant Ptolemaic and Roman theater, Catacombs of Kom el-Shugafa and column 25 meters Pompey, surrounded by statues of sphinx.

After a cruise on the Nile, you can admire the fabulous palaces and temples of Luxor, once known as the city of Thebes, and praised by Homer. In Aswan, you can enjoy a unique spirit of Africa, created by the collision of the great waters of the Nile and the hot sands of the Sahara.

On the edge of the Libyan desert, there are two major temples carved into the rock. They were built to commemorate Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Twice a year, in October and February, temples become the venue of the festival 'The Miracle of the Sun "when the solar disc alternately illuminates the giant statues of gods and kings.

From Sharm El Sheikh, you can take a trip along the Gulf of Suez in the Bedouin land Sinai. One of the local hosts trays here 4000 years, the temple of the goddess Hathor. The pearl of Sinai Feyran Oasis, extends its rustling leaves here with thousands of palm trees. There is also the Christian Monastery of the Seven Sisters. It was at Sinai that Moses received the divine tablets. Back to Sharm el Sheikh, you can swim in the fresh waters of the Red Sea and enjoy one of the most beautiful underwater worlds of the planet.

If you want peace and harmony with nature, it is interesting to go to Taba, offering excellent pristine lagoons and pristine coral reefs. With its unique location on the Sinai Peninsula, Taba offers a magnificent panoramic view of three countries - Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. They can still be visited with guided tours. On the coast, you can find a small island of the Pharaohs, where a medieval fortress rises.

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