Sada Elbald English (SEE) chose the five most stunning attractions in Egypt that should be at the top of everyone’s travel list this time.
Amidst our list of vacation destinations, there is always some sort of confusion regarding choosing the best place to visit in Egypt. Well! SEE relieves you of this dilemma and present the list of the top 5 attractions in Egypt for all kinds of travelers
One of the most incredible places in Upper Egypt, Aswan is known for its natural beauty and is thus, rightly called Heaven on Earth. With its picturesque lakes, lush fruit orchards, verdant meadows, pines, and deodars forests, all enclosed with sand dunes and hills – Aswan seems to have directly made its way right out from a postcard.
The beautiful Aswan Valley is home to many destinations ideal for nature lovers, family vacationers, and even a group of friends. Along with great sightseeing opportunities, it offers adventure activities like trekking, sand skiing, and river rafting, recreational activities like fishing & angling, and even spa & wellness. Shopaholics and antique lovers can also have their share of enjoyment as the southern city spoils them with many options.
The renowned castle dating from the Ayyubid Period reopened in 2021 and also welcomes visitors from all over the world for its first semester of 2022. Moreover, this castle was Mamlouk and Ottoman Rulers’ favorite place to stay. At the same time, Mohamed Ali Basha stayed there, a number of international singers presented their concerts, and Ibrahim Basha, the elder son of Mohamed Ali and one of the renowned leaders of the Egyptian army, was born in this landmark.
This is one of Egypt’s leading museums, and it contains a number of well-known precious treasures of Pharaoh’s families and old parchments collections, all organized wonderfully. It’s a display of the extraordinary, complex creativity of the Ancient Egyptians and Pharaoh times, with pieces cherry-picked from every main archaeological spot in Egypt. If you just have one day in Tahrir Square, Cairo, this museum should be on top of your to-do list.
Ancient Egypt City
A city of heritage, monuments, teeming with iconic bazaars and street food, domestic malls, and luxury hotels & restaurants; Ancient Cairo has something for everyone. So whether you are looking for a heritage walk or a shopping experience or places for photography or even seek the blessings of Mighty God, Ancient Cairo will not disappoint. Moreover, it has a great history encounter within the dust-caked massive and ancient Walls of Cairo surrounding Fatimid Cairo.
This iconic city is well known for its long relation to the Islamic ancient world, it’s been a hub of the teachings of Islam since no less than the 7th century.
Tourists can have the opportunity to see the Great Mosque of Al-Hakim Bamr Ellah: a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of devotees to its prayer halls and compounds every year. It was also cited as the first in Egypt to have a façade made of brick. Its minarets, like those of other Fatimid mosques influenced by the North African style of architecture, have square bases. However, very little is left of the original construction nowadays.
Once you’ve marveled at that astonishing Fatimid remains, be certain to travel the old medina and its Yellowwashed lodges, try delicious Egyptian Kabbab in the domestic restaurants there, and find out the amazing Mosque of the Hussain. And then there’s its medina houses and inns, with fretworks and engravings and brick art straight from the ancient arabesque world.
Known for its beautiful beaches, stellar nightlife, delish seafood, world-heritage-listed monuments, Alexandria is where all the fun is in Egypt. Although the beaches of it are the primary tourism attractions, there are many surprises waiting to be unraveled.
The coastal city, which is cited as the bride of the Mediterranean and was founded in 331 BC by Great Alexander the Great, has one of the best nightlife in Egypt with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes, and many clubs also. For those looking for a luxury stay, Alexandria has many options.