Here are the top 2 tourist places in Egypt

1. Cairo

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Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is essentially a stunning white desert and one of the greatest megacities in the world. Exotic with its rich history and cultures, Cairo is one city that travellers absolutely love. Go beyond the modern hustle and you will find the ancient yet strikingly brilliant archit...

Best Time: October to April

2. Luxor

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Luxor is famously known as a religious hotbed of Egypt. Located in Southern Egypt, Luxor is a beautiful city, divided into several districts. It has beautiful temples, rivers, a sprawling desert and the famous Western Valley Ruins.

Best Time: December to February

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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