Places To Visit in Egypt

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Here are the top 7 tourist places in Egypt

1. Cairo

3.8 /5

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Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is essentially a stunning white desert and one of the greatest megacities in the world. It lies on both banks of the Nile River, near the Nile Delta. Exotic with its rich history and culture, Cairo is one city that travellers absolutely love. Go beyond the modern hustle,...

Best Time: October to April

2. Luxor

3.9 /5

2 out of 7
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Luxor is famously known as the world's greatest open-air museum. Located in Southern Egypt, on the east bank of the River Nile. Luxor is a beautiful city. It has some of the world's most famous temples and tombs, a sprawling desert and the famous Western Valley Ruins.

Best Time: December to February

3. Alexandria

4.5 /5

3 out of 7
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Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt. Being one of the major Mediterranean ports in the country, Alexandria boasts stunning coastlines and beachfronts. Founded by Alexander the Great, the city has a rich history, and is studded with museums, historical neighborhoods, and archaeological par...

4. Hurghada

4.7 /5

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Stretching 40 kms along the Red Coast, Hurghada is a beach town in Egypt, located 600 km from Cairo. It is known for its stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters. One of Egypt's main tourist attractions, Hurghada, which once used to be a fishing village, is now known for its nightlife, holiday reso...

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5. Sharm El Sheikh

3.8 /5

5 out of 7
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Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian resort town nestled in the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. Known for its coral reefs, sheltered sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the best diving spots in the world. It is also regarded as the city of peace, owing to sev...

6. Dahab

4.6 /5

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The quaint coastal village of Dahab is located on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, 80 kms from Sharm el-Sheikh. This Egyptian town enjoys solitude in the form of isolated beaches and laid-back Bedouin hospitality, making it an ideal holiday destination for those who like simple-yet-lux...

7. Aswan

4.2 /5

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Aswan is the southernmost city in Egypt, along the river Nile bank. Known as 'Sono', it was once the commercial center of Egypt and houses 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to date. It is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of craft and folk art. Popular amongst history geeks, Asw...

FAQs on Egypt

What is the currency of Egypt?

The Egyptian Pound is the official currency of Egypt. The most frequently used notes are of denominations EGP 1, EGP 5, EGP 10, EGP 20, EGP 50 and EGP 100. Coins are also used. Dollars, euros and sterling are accepted here by the people, however, the EGP or the local currency definitely holds more value. Cards are accepted by most places.

What is the history of Egypt?

In the 4th Century, Egypt was known as the Byzantine Empire. Ancient Egypt was very well organized, divided into appropriate areas. Egypt's central authority crumbled in 1281 BC when it was split. However, it was soon reunited and art and literature truly flourished during this time. This was followed by the Second Intermediate Period when Egypt was seized by the Hyskos. Egypt became partly autonomous under the Ottomans. After a lot of civil unrest, wars and power struggles, Egypt finally received its new Constitution in the year 2014. Today, it is a flourishing nation.

What is unique about culture of Egypt?

A lot of civilisations developed in the Nile Valley, making Egypt deeply rooted in culture. The country does have a gap between the classes and the masses. Polygyny is on the decline. The nuclear family system is the most predominant one, although there are a few households that still have an extended family unit. Christianity and Islam are the major religions of Egypt. Arabic is the most common language spoken here. Apart from that, a couple of regional dialects also abound. English and French languages are also spoken in equal measure by the locals.

How is Egypt divided into regions?

Egypt can be divided into four prime regions: The Nile Valley and the Nile Delta which form the greatest oasis on the planet, the Western Desert which holds the Great Sand Sea, the Eastern Desert which is known for the Red Sea Hills and the Sinai Peninsula, rife with animals, birds and reptiles.
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