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Top 4 Hidden Gems in Egypt

Mon 12 Feb 2024 | 09:43 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt is a country that never fails to amaze its visitors with its majestic, centuries-old temples and fascinating deserts. It is known for being home to the world's most magnificent civilization and enchanting historical sites, such as the Pyramid of Giza and Luxor. However, there are many off-the-radar places in Egypt that are worth exploring. These hidden gems are sure to leave you in awe and provide a thrilling adventure. To help plan your next trip to Egypt, here are nine of the best hidden gems to check out.

Tunis Village, El Fayoum:

Tunis Village in El Fayoum is a very attractive place worth visiting. Formed by a group of writers and artists, many Egyptians and tourists are unaware of its existence. You can enjoy many activities there, such as watching birds, horse riding, and more.

Valley Temple of Khephren, Giza:

The Valley Temple of Khephren at Giza is located near the Nile and the famous Great Sphinx temple. It is part of a legendary land where some of the biggest Kings and Pharaohs of Egypt chose to build their burial temples. Many remains have been found in the Valley Temple that mention the names of Hathor and Bubastis, as well as Khafre. Statues of Khafre were discovered in the temple in the 1860s.

Sannur Cave Protectorate, Bani Sueif

The Sannur Cave Protectorate in Bani Sueif, Egypt, is one of the most important features of the Sannur cave reserve. The quality of its natural formations is the rarest in the world. Sannur Cave is the only large limestone cave in Egypt. 

It was created by groundwater percolating through the Eocene of the Galala Plateau. As water percolates downwards, excess calcium carbonates are deposited on the roof and floor of the cave, forming spectacular stalactites and stalagmites of various forms. The quality and rareness of the natural formations "Egyptian Alabaster" found in the cave make this place one of the rarest on earth.

Meidum Pyramid, Dahshour

The Meidum Pyramid, located even further south, offers a glimpse into the evolution of pyramid construction. Initially, a stepped pyramid, it transformed over time, making it a captivating historical puzzle. Its remote location ensures a serene visit, where you can ponder the mysteries of ancient engineering.