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Tourist Destinations in Egypt
Egypt Tourist Destinations is the harmonious fusion of the glorious antiquity of the past with contemporary modernity. Egypt is one of the very few countries in the world that have numerous architectural edifices that have tremendous historic value.
Egypt Tourist Destinations offers something to all its visitors. If you have passion for the historical monuments and antiquity, then Egypt has pyramids, ancient temples and several museums for you to study. If absolute relaxation and total fun is on your mind, then there are several beach destinations for you to stay in pleasure.
     
Cairo
Cairo is a vibrant, exhilarating, exotic, fascinating and welcoming city. Home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt, this city is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten monument you might stumble across while wandering around.  There are also plenty of cinemas, theatres and modern malls. Go for an opera or enjoy oriental music dance shows.
Cairo lies along the River Nile stretching up to 40 km from north to south. The citizens of Cairo proudly call their city as the 'Mother of All Cities'. Cairo or Al Qahirah is not only the capital of Egypt but also the largest city in the Middle East and Africa. Cairo lies in the strategic routes leading to the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. At Cairo, River Nile gets divided into two distributaries, Rosetta and Damietta. The 2000-year-old city is a melting pot of Islamic, Christian Coptic and Jewish cultures, which are flourishing even up to this day.
 
Visiting Cairo, Egypt's capital and Africa's largest city, can be an overwhelming experience. More than 16 million people call it home. It's chaotic, exotic, smelly, dusty, and also beautiful. This travel guide to Cairo will help you make sense of the chaos and give you information about what to see in Cairo, when to go to Cairo, how to get around Cairo,  where to shop in Cairo, a guide to the Pyramids and how to get there and where to stay when you visit Cairo.
Cairo is a throbbing urban city where modern meets the ancient. With a number of ancient buildings dotting its landscape, Cairo in entirety is a reminiscent of a number of rulers - Arab, Roman, Greek, Turkish, British and French - spanning over five millennia. Visit the art galleries and music halls, such as the Cairo Opera House or discover exotic eating joints like Four Seasons; indulge in exclusive shopping experience or let your hair down amid the throbbing nightlife - Cairo promises to let never you down.
     
Giza
Giza Plateau, lying on the west bank of the River Nile opposite Cairo, comprises the northern most attraction of the necropolis of ancient Memphis. It is only 17 km from Saqqara and 8 km from Abu Rawash. Even though the oldest known tomb in Giza is a mastaba that can be dated to the early 1st Dynasty, main attractions of Giza are the three Pyramids that attract several tourists every year.
Giza is among the most important tourist attractions of Egypt and is famous the world over for the Pyramids and the Sphinx. These monuments have been listed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. 
 
     
Luxor 
Luxor was once the ancient city of Thebes and enjoyed the status of being the powerhouse of Upper Egypt. This ancient city has grown into a large modern city with numerous hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. The major source of the income of the city comes from the tourism industry.
Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions. It is also commonly known as the world's largest open air museum. Luxor is built on and around the ancient site of Thebes. Tourists have been visiting the area since the Greco-Roman times, so you won't be the first! There are so many splendid temples and monuments to visit you will have to be picky if you don't want to get "templed out". Luxor is actually three separate areas each with their own highlights.
 
     
Aswan 
Aswan, lying on the eastern bank of the River Nile, is the third largest city of Egypt. It was known as 'Suno' during the Pharaonic period, which means 'the Market'. The Arabs later changed the name to Aswan. Because of its temperate climatic conditions, Aswan is a popular winter resort since the 19th century AD. Today, it is he largest mining area for iron and aluminum.
Aswan,  Egypt's sunniest southern city  has a slow pace of life and a relaxing atmosphere. You can enjoy watching the sailboats heading to the sky with their tall masts or can sit in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eat freshly caught fish, in the Nile River.
 
     
Alexandria 
Founded by Alexander, the Great and designed by architect Denokrates II in the shape of a chessboard in 332 BC, Alexandria lies on the Northern Coast of Egypt. The two main roads connected perpendicularly and parallel are extending from east to west and north to south. The five districts of the city were named after the five letters of the Greek alphabet Alpha (A), Beta (B), Gamma (G), Delta (D) and Epsilon (E). Alpha was the royal district with the royal palaces, temple, museum, libraries and gardens. 'Gateway to Egypt' for the Europe and Mediterranean countries, Alexandria is a busy trade port and a canter of tourist activity. It is the second largest city of Egypt but is less crowded than Cairo and is called the 'Cultural Capital of Europe'.
Alexandria is a bustling city of over 4 million (mostly Egyptian) residents. Alexandria has always been popular as a vacation destination for local Egyptians looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy the Mediterranean beaches. 
 
Alexandria is rich in tourist attractions and offers ample opportunity for you to enjoy Egypt. Tour the historical buildings and church located at Abu Mina,visit the Sidi Abdel Rahman Beach, Sidi Kir Beach,visit the temples and lighthouse at Borg al-Arab,enjoy tours to the King Mairut Spa on your Egypt travel with Travour.
     
Hurghada  
Hurghada is one of the popular holiday spots in Egypt. Loosen up at the nightclubs, casinos and beaches. Tour the National Museum, ruins of Roman Mons Porphyrites, Giftun Island and the Aquarium near the Red Sea. 
Hurghada, founded in the 20th century, was a small fishing hamlet till a few years back. Over the years, the city has seen a lot of changes and has become a popular beach resort on the Red Sea Coast and an international center for aquatic sports. Hurghada comprises of three main centers and various self-contained tourist villages. The important centers of activity in Hurghada are Ad-Dahar, Al-Gouna, Sigala, New Hurghada, Safaga and Soma Bay.
Hurghada is split into 3 sections. The northern end of town is El Dahhar which is where most of the budget hotels are located. This is the most "Egyptian" part of town, there are souqs, local restaurants and a general authentic bustle.
 
Al-Sakkala is Hurghada's mid-section, it's crowded with hotels on the beach and lower-end establishments in the back. South of Al-Sakkala is the resort strip, filled with high-end resorts, half-finished resorts and some western-style shops.
     
The Nile
The Nile is the longest river in Africa. The name of the Nile River is derived from the Greek word "Nelios", which means the River Valley. The most spectacular view of Nile can be seen when it thunders over the Tisisat Falls near Bahar Dar, forming millions of gallons of water cascade and creating spectacular rainbows, earning its name ‘Smoking Water’. The Nile River in Egypt forms a highly cultivated land for Nile River Valley and Nile River Delta, that small, narrow strip part of Egypt embraces more than 90 percent of the population.
 
     
Red Sea
The Red Sea Egypt is located on the eastern coast of Mainland Egypt that borders this sea and the shores of the Sinai Peninsula. Red Sea of Egypt is famous for its rich coral reefs and teeming underwater life Red Sea ports are the departure points for snorkeling, diving and fishing excursions.
 
     
 
 
   
   
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