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The best of Egypt

The best of Egypt

Aside from the political turmoil and the relative sense of unrest, Egypt is one of the most amazing countries in the world, with an unparalleled cultural legacy. To get to see the best of Egypt, you simply must make a plan…

Here are a few of the tourist attractions that must never miss from your list of places to see in the country of the pyramids:

The Pyramids of Giza are probably featured on all tourist brochures and on all tourist blogs talking about Egypt. It is the last standing Wonder of the Ancient World and one of the most recognizable symbols of human civilization. The pyramids were meant as tombs for the pharaohs and their construction remains a mystery up to date. Guarded by the mighty Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza still stand tall in the bright, yellow desert sun.

The second stop you simply must make is in the enigmatic Valley of Kings, where there is a particular spot you must check on your list: Luxor’s Karnak Temple. The tombs ensemble is regarded as the biggest museum in the open air on Earth.

The 9th century Mosque of Ibn Tulun is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim architecture. It was commissioned by Abbassid governor Ahmad ibn Tulun and served as filming location for the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”.

They say one never comes back being the same after a talk with the desert. And while the experience may be regarded as something somewhat intimidating, braving the White Desert is something that might change, if not even save, a life. The white desert dunes that seem to stretch endlessly towards the burning horizon look like an alien’s planet.

Finally, another place to find beauty and quiet is Lake Qarun, whose formation remains a mystery.

Throughout Egypt, you can travel with Hurghada airport transfers.