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Top Tourist Attractions To Visit in Egypt

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 02:20 PM
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Egypt boasts one of the oldest civilizations in the world, dating back to 5500 BC. The country was once ruled by pharaohs and later became an important outpost for the Greek and Roman empires. In 332 BC, Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria.

Today, Egypt is a popular destination for tourists seeking stunning archaeological ruins and landmarks from ancient civilizations, set against the backdrop of the Sahara desert and the Nile River. Whether you visit during winter or summer, Egypt is a year-round destination. 

Here's a short guide to the most popular tourist attractions in Egypt that you must visit during your holiday.

Islamic Cairo:

The district of Islamic Cairo in Egypt's capital city is a popular tourist attraction due to its medieval mosques, monuments, and madrassas. The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is an impressive example of the Islamic heritage of this beautiful city, visible to all. 

The walled city area of Islamic Cairo also has workshops and artisan families that have been working there for centuries, making it one of the best places to visit in Egypt.


Luxor boasts an unparalleled collection of ancient Egyptian monuments. Its main attractions include the Luxor Temple, which is 3400 years old, and the Karnak Temple Complex. The necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, as well as the Colossi of Menmon, are also worth visiting.

Despite being a small city, Luxor is easily navigable by taxi or horse-drawn carriage - a popular choice among tourists. Alternatively, renting a bike can be a fun way to explore the city, but it is only recommended during daylight hours and not during the hottest times of the year.


Once home to the world's largest library and a significant outpost of the Greco-Roman empires, Alexandria has lost much of its former glory. Nevertheless, the city has become one of the best Egypt destinations, away from the hustle and bustle of other Egyptian cities. 

The Pompey pillar square is a great place to hang out, and the streets are lined with chic cafes, which provide a refreshing break from the cuisine elsewhere in Egypt.

Ras Muhammad:

Ras Muhammad is not only the most famous national park in Egypt, but it is also one of the most popular diving sites in the world. Located amidst the colorful coral reefs and mangroves of the Red Sea and the inland desert of Sinai, the park has crystal-clear waters that allow divers and snorkeling enthusiasts to spot vibrant corals as well as vertebrate and invertebrate marine species. 

If you take a boat and venture a little further into the sea, you might even spot dolphins, including Risso's Dolphin. The park is also a habitat to thousands of White Storks.