Egypt is a country in North Africa that borders the Red Sea and Mediterranean sea. Neighboring countries include Libya, the Gaza Strip and Sudan. Egypt includes parts of the Sahara Desert, Libyan Desert and the Nile River, which runs from south to north. The government system is a republic. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Egypt has mixed economic system in which the economy includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Egypt is a member of the African Union(AU), African Economic Community (AEC), Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) and common market for Eastern and southern Africa (COMESA) .
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Egypt is a land steeped in history, making it a top destination for visitors from around the world. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures as of Egypt, travel Egypt to discover a world of wonder the invigorating desert with its heat, sight and the light, the never failing astonishing monuments, the rejuvenating cool, turquoise waters, a romantic cruise along the world's longest river dazzling the senses with so many amazing places to choose from, Egypt is one of the top focuses of the tourists around the globe. Famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most stunning colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt, including the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the ancient temples of Luxor dating back thousands of years, the Egyptian travel also include the possibilities for snorkeling and diving along the Red Sea coast. Although focus of most tourist visits remains the great monuments along the Nile, Camel trips into the mountains of Sinai, tours to remote oases or visits to the Coptic monasteries of the Eastern Desert are the other tourist attractions in Egypt.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun was built between 876 and 879 AD and is one of the oldest mosques in Cairo. Commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Abbassid governor of Egypt, The mosque is constructed around a courtyard, with one covered hall on each of the four sides. The minaret, which features a helical outer staircase similar to that of the famous minaret in Samarra, was probably built several centuries later.
Siwa Oasis Located in the Libyan Desert is one of Egypt’s isolated settlements, with 23,000 people, mostly ethnic Berbers. Siwa Located on an old date trade route was an oasis vital to the trade route, as the natural springs and shade giving palm trees gave travelers relief from the desert. Siwa began its decline with the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The Egyptian Museum is one of Cairo’s top attractions and is home to at least 120,000 items of ancient Egyptian antiquities. There are two main floors of the museum, on the ground floor an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in by the ancient Egyptians is there. On the first floor artifacts from the final two dynasties of Ancient Egypt and also many artifacts taken from the Valley of the Kings are there with objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamen and the Royal Mummy Room containing 27 royal mummies from pharaonic times being the highlights.
Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions. It is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside as a lasting monument to Pharaoh Ramesses the Great and his queen Nefertari in the 13th century BC during his reign. The complex was relocated in its entirety, due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s that threatened submersion of the temples in Lake Nasser.
Valley of the Kings
For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and privileged nobles of the New Kingdom in a valley near Luxor which is now known as the Valley of the Kings. Ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers it contains 63 tombs and chambers. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology giving clues to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period. Except for the famous tomb of Tutankhamun all of the tombs seem have been opened and robbed in antiquity.
River Nile Cruise
The Nile River has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile. Almost all Egyptian cruise ships travel the Luxor-Aswan route which is safe, scenic and terminates at two of Egypt’s most important towns. Feluccas are sail boats that have been used on the Nile since antiquity taking them down the Nile is an adventurous option. Although Felucca is not quite as comfortable as a luxury cruise ship, but nothing can beat sailing in a quiet rig designed thousands of years ago.
Red Sea Reef
One of the most beautiful places in the world to go diving The Red Sea, situated off the coast of Egypt with its waters renowned for their spectacular visibility and feature some of the most exotic seascapes. It is home to thousands of different sea creatures with its wide expanse of coral formation on the reefs..
Representing the combined achievement of many generations of Egyptian builders, it is the largest ancient religious site ever built. One of most famous structures of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall, a hall area with 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows. The Temple of Karnak actually consists of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about 2.5 kilometers north of Luxor.
Situated in the immediate vicinity of the southwestern suburbs of Cairo the Pyramids of Giza are the undisputable top attractions in Egypt and probably the most famous ancient site in the world. The pyramids, together with the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau, are the iconic image of Egypt. Home to the pyramids of kings Khufu, Khafra and Menkaure, where Khufu’s pyramid is Giza’s oldest and, at its great size became known as “The Great Pyramid”. A UNESCO World Heritage site, The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex estimated to date back to 2528–2520 BC, some Egyptologists believe that this majestic half man, half lion is modeled on Khafra.