Egypt is an undeniable top tourist destination, boasting a rich history that spans over 5,000 years. It is the birthplace of pharaohs and a land shrouded in mystique. Each year, thousands of visitors flock to Egypt's cities, towns, and attractions, with many returning for subsequent visits.
The Nile, bustling streets, charming hotels, lively markets, friendly locals, vibrant shops, impressive architecture, and ancient civilization all add to the charm of this fascinating country, making it a must-visit destination for travelers.
Take a look at the best places in our list below.
1- Aswan Botanical Gardens
Aswan Botanical Gardens is the world's largest collection of living plants. Its lush gardens feature beautiful palms and rare plants from the Far East, India, and parts of Africa. Covering 6.8 hectares, the flush gardens are filled with birds as well as numerous species of flora.
Literally, it is a lovely place to visit. Its rare collection includes a wide selection of the plants found in one of the most bioperse countries on the earth, with a major highlight being the orchid house, which contains a good range of several thousand varieties. In addition to spectacular bromeliads, fuchsias, and African fruit trees, there are many butterflies and birds to be seen, including many hummingbird species.
2- The Hanging Church
The Hanging Church complex in ancient Egypt may not be the oldest in Egypt, but it is still very old, and probably the best known in the Middle East and African content.
It’s remarkable because of the way in which the church was constructed. The iconic church is constructed using logs of palm and layers of stone, its ceiling a replica of Noah’s Ark. The Hanging Church is considered one of Egypt’s most unique feats of architecture—a mix of fresco and finesse—saturated with religious sanctuaries. Notably, the church is open to tourists and the public.
3- Khan El-Khalili Market
Khan El-Khalili is one of the largest street markets and iconic bazaars in the two spheres, where thousands of tourists and Arab visitors stream through the colorful 800-year-old market daily.
In Cairo's iconic bazaar, there are hundreds of shops and stalls selling handcrafted accessories, carpets, spices, souvenirs, leather goods, antiques, and jewelry.
If you’re willing to get excited, stroll down in its back alleys of the Bazaar and you might be pleasantly rewarded with most of Egypt's authentic grab.
4- El Gouna
El Gouna, unspoiled Hurghada has a growing fan base. Some of its vacationers are ping lovers, letting loose at the springtime El Gouna Festival, or adrenaline junkies, testing their limits climbing Gabal Sha'ib El Banat mountain and ping in the red sea as well as navigating the islands, and zip-lining through its Nature reserves. Others are honeymooners, unwinding on one of the Orange island's chalky beaches or holing up in one of its isolated resorts.
But what if you don't fall into any of these categories? Don't worry: Hurghada can't be cited as any "type" of Red Sea vacation. Moreover, you also don't have to spend a lot of money (its reputation as a luxurious hideout is only somewhat warranted). To discover some of its gorgeous islands' indescribable charms, you'll have to visit for yourself. Start your mornings basking in an orange-tinted El Mamsha sunrise then round out your evenings at evening dance parties along Geftoun Islet.
Geftoun and Orange islands have the perfect antidote for your hectic lifestyle; blindingly white sand fringed by shimmering azure water, colorful coral reefs, crispy conch fritters, and a sleepy, lighthearted atmosphere. These beautiful islands hold tight to their reputation as an exclusive and secluded getaway. Regular vacationers to these skinny strips of alabaster sand will tell you that they wouldn't have it any other way.