<h4>Egypt is packed with popular landmarks and beautiful scenery. The fabled Sahara Desert and the famed Nile River are top attractions to visit, not to mention their world-class diving, and fantastic beach holidays.<\/h4>\r\nMany people are familiar with the <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Giza_pyramid_complex" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Giza Pyramids<\/a>, but there are many other famous sites to visit in Egypt that will excite even the most experienced travelers.\r\n\r\nThe planet website reviewed 19 amazing places in Egypt. Here you will learn about what is there to see and what places should you visit:\r\n\r\n<strong>1. White Desert National Park<\/strong>\r\nGiant white chalky rock formations jut out of the desert landscape creating an incredible scene.\r\n\r\nThese powdery mounds, brought about by erosion, produce the illusion of huge mushrooms, eagles and turkeys, and even one that looks like a camel.\r\n\r\n<strong>2. <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/time-for-tales-from-castaway-siwa\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Siwa<\/a> Oasis<\/strong>\r\nSiwa takes you away from the beaten road, along the Libyan border.\r\n\r\nIn the center of Siwa Oasis is a fortified walled town constructed by mud-brick and rock salt from the 13th century. Today it is in ruins but a tour of the abandoned buildings is a highlight of every trip to Egypt.\r\n\r\n<strong>3. Abu Simbel<\/strong>\r\nRamses II is an immense temple, located on Lake Nassar Abut Simbel. Built to demonstrate Egypt's strength\r\n\r\nAbu Simbel was originally based on The Nile when the Egyptians built the Aswan Dam project. It would have been eaten up by water, never again to be seen until the government came to its rescue.\r\n\r\nAbu Simbel was disassembled piece by piece and reconstructed high on the banks of Nassar Lake.\r\n\r\nAbul Simbel is crossing the border to Wadi Halfa on the way to Sudan. This is a truly amazing place to explore, taking you off Egypt's beaten path.\r\n\r\n<strong>4. Valley of The Kings<\/strong>\r\nWe all know about King Tut and you can visit his graves here. You should finally visit all the graves of the Pharaoh's Kings.\r\n\r\nRamses, I-V, and all in between were buried on the West Bank of the Nile in lavish graves packed with riches and jewels.\r\n\r\nYou won't see the treasures in these graves today, but you'll see the drawings and hieroglyphics drawn on these Massi's walls.\r\n\r\nThe graves are amazing but even more remarkable is the valley itself. I can see why the ancient Egyptians chose this as their most important leaders' resting-place.\r\n\r\n<strong>5. Temple of Hatshepsut<\/strong>\r\nThis imposing temple is dedicated to King Hatshepsut, the wife.\r\n\r\nShe was the Pharaohs chief for 27 years. The monument to Hatshepsut rivals even the biggest of kings.\r\n\r\nEstablished between 1490-1460BC, it is one of Egypt's most imposing temples.\r\n\r\nIt is difficult to imagine the Nile touching the grounds of this temple complex, and the surrounding area being lush and green.\r\n\r\nThe desert is dry today but Queen Hatshepsut's mortuary temple is no less impressive.\r\n\r\n<strong>6. Luxor Temple<\/strong>\r\nThe Luxor Temple is Luxor's main attraction on the banks of the Nile and is one of Egypt's best-preserved temples.\r\n\r\n<strong>7. Karnak Temple<\/strong>\r\nThe Temple of Karnak is a must-see too. Awe-inspiring is the vast site of the ancient ruins. Walking through the Columns and Obelisks will take away your breath.\r\n\r\n<strong>8. Aswan Nile River Cruise<\/strong>\r\nMany cruises from Luxor to Aswan set sail for one to three days, and Aswan is a perfect place to spend a few days.\r\n\r\nAswan is in the southern part of Egypt on the Nile just before the journey across Lake Nassar. It's a famous city where ships set sail every day, but be sure to spend a few days exploring it.\r\n\r\nThere is the Nubian Museum waiting to be explored, day trips to Abu Simbel, Isis Temple, Aswan Dam and Elephant Island.\r\n\r\n<strong>9. Red Pyramid<\/strong>\r\nThe Red Pyramid is Egypt's lesser-known pyramid, but it was our favorite.\r\n\r\nWe crawled through the pyramid to see the complex's interior and see what it was like deep inside the room.\r\n\r\nThe Red Pyramid is much less frequented than the Giza Pyramids. You can also visit the nearby Step Pyramid while you are there.\r\n\r\n<strong>10. The Bent Pyramid of Egypt<\/strong>\r\nThe Bent Pyramid is believed to be the first attempt to construct a smooth-faced pyramid in Saqqara, between the Step Pyramid and the Red Pyramid.\r\n\r\nAlthough it didn't work, the large pyramid survived with its curved sides through the centuries, rather than the straight points of the other Egyptian pyramids.\r\n\r\n<strong>11. Islamic Cairo<\/strong>\r\nIslamic Cairo is regarded as the "City of Citadels," which includes the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Alabaster Mosque aka, Muhammad Ali Mosque. It is and for good reason the most visited mosque in all of Egypt.\r\n\r\nLost yourself in Khan el-Khalili bazaar streets and Cairo Citadel guide.\r\n\r\n<strong>12. Pyramids of Giza<\/strong>\r\nWeaving in our hired camels through the back streets of Cairo we felt as if we were going back a thousand years in time. Markets were in a whirlwind of clients and we could scarcely catch a glimpse of the old pyramids. But then we turned a corner in front of us, gasping at the view.\r\n\r\nTwo more times we visited them and hired a private guide to lead us on a tour of the pyramids and the Sphinx.\r\n\r\n<strong>13. Egyptian Museum <\/strong>\r\nMany museums around the world are packed with Egyptian artifacts but this brings them to the next level.\r\n\r\nIt's worth a tour of the museum because when you visit Egypt's temples, there's nothing inside that they've all moved to the museum's protection where you can see them with your own eyes.\r\n\r\n<strong>14. El Gouna<\/strong>\r\nEl Gouna is a popular holiday destination for a luxurious escape into Egypt. It's the famous Red Sea diving spot, hanging out at the beach and spotting dolphins.\r\n\r\nFrom five star resorts to fine dining, it\u2019s a wonderful escape after having an adventure in Egypt.\r\n\r\n<strong>15. Red Sea Safaga<\/strong>\r\n\r\nTo sit by the Red Sea, soaking in the balmy air, was a wonderful rest. In addition to being popular for diving, Safaga has plenty to do with luxury resorts, fine dining, boutique shopping, and museums, it's a wonderful place to visit in Egypt!\r\n\r\n<strong>16. Sharm El Sheik<\/strong>\r\nSharm El Sheik is the most popular resort destination in Egypt, on the Sinai Peninsula.\r\n\r\nIt is yet another excellent spot for scuba diving, but it is also a perfect spot for adventure with its convenient location. You can go up Mount Sinai or take a desert trip to visit one of the Bedouin camps\r\n\r\n<strong>17. Saint Catherine\u2019s Monastery<\/strong>\r\nLocated at the foot of Mount Sinai, a visit to the Monastery of Saint Catherine is a must-see while in the Sinai Peninsula. It is the very place where God was speaking like a burning bush to Moses. (When you believe that kind of thing).\r\n\r\nThis is the oldest continuously operating Christian monastery in the world, dating back to the 500s AD.\r\n\r\n<strong>18. Alexandria<\/strong>\r\nAlexandria, located on the Mediterranean Sea, is where East meets West. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great and housed one of the world's seven ancient wonders, the Lighthouse of Alexandria.