Egypt is visited mostly for its primeval civilization and monuments that are known all over the world. While the ancient temples of Luxor, the Giza pyramids and the Great Sphinx are the focus of one’s travels to Egypt, there are also some possibilities that may include visits and activities in the following eye catching views.

1. Giza Necropolis

Undoubtedly, the Pyramids of Giza is the top tourist attraction in Egypt. These pyramids were built across three generations, with Khufu being credited for building the largest pyramids at 139 meters or 455 feet tall.

  • Giza pyramids and Sphinx

2. Karnak

Karnak is an ancient place of worship, the largest ever built in Egypt. It is now badly damaged, but still impressive. This consists of 3 main shrines, several outer shrines and smaller enclosed shrines.

3. Red Sea Reef

The Red Sea, with its spectacular clear waters is considered as among the most beautiful places in the world. The seascape is exotic; the coral formations and thousands of various types of sea creatures make it worth visiting. There are beach resorts, both on the eastern and western sides of the sea.

4. River Nile Cruise

Following the course of the Nile River on a cruise is a great way of tracing the history of Egypt. You can choose from luxury cruise ships or the felucca, which is a sailboat and has been available on the Nile, since centuries ago.

5. Valley of the Kings

This region of land between mountains is where the tombs for ancient kings and people who belong to high social and political status were built. Most of the tombs seemed to be opened and robbed in the ancient past.

6. Abu Simbel

This is a site that comprises of two rock-carved temples that serve as an archeological site. Its original purpose was to create a lasting monument for Pharaoh Ramesses the Great and his wife, Queen Nefertari.

7. Egyptian Museum

Located in Cairo, this museum offers about 120,000 items about Egyptian antiquities; the Egyptian museum is among the eye-catching views of the country.

8. Siwa Oasis

This was formerly an uninhabited place in the desert, where people established a community. The Siwa provides natural springs, palm trees that give shade and is under further development.

9. Dahab

From being a hippie hang out in the 80s, Dahab has become an alternative resort, where visitors can wind surf, snorkel or scuba dive.

10. Mosque of Ibn Tulun

One of Cairo’s oldest Muslim places of worship, where filming of the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me took place.