GizaThere are many fabulous and famous places to see in Egypt. Many of them relate to the rich history of the country. Nowhere else in this entire world has what Egypt can offer. If you are planning to travel to Egypt, you have to include these places in your itinerary. It would be a shame to skip any of them.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

This pyramid is also known by other names like Pyramid of Khufu or Pyramid of Cheops. It is one of the oldest pyramids in the city of Giza, and the only Seventh Wonder of the Ancient World still remaining.

King Khufu, who is also known by his Greek name, Cheops, had this pyramid built for him. It took more than 20 years to complete, and it was the tallest structure ever built by men for almost 4,000 years.

Luxor

LuxorIn Luxor which is located in the southern part of Egypt, near the Nile Valley, you have so many sites to visit. It used to be the religious capital of the New Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.

Here, you can travel by desert to the Nile Valley and back to the busy metropolis, and all along the way, there are wondrous ancient sites and destinations to see.

For a little tweak in your travel plans, why not go on a hot air balloon ride over the city of Luxor. You can choose between sunrise or towards late afternoon, to see the sunset. When you are serenely flying way above the city, you will see Luxor in all its glory with the magnificent temples, and amazing mountain scenery. The entire trip is extremely breathtaking and unforgettable.

Luxor Museum

Full of artifacts and the history of Egypt, a visit to the Luxor Museum is considered a must stop site. Here in this amazing place, you get the feel of history as it unfolds before your eyes. Display of artifacts from the Theban temples to the Tutankhamen exhibits are awesome. You don’t even have to be a history enthusiast to appreciate the beauty of the Egyptian culture and history.

The Sphinx

SphinxBuilt over 4,000 years ago, during the reign of Pharaoh Khafre, the Great Sphinx is the most biggest free standing sculpture in the world.

It is said that the Sphinx has the face of this Egyptian Pharaoh but none of this has been confirmed, earning it the title Riddle of the Sphinx.
Visiting this incredible Egyptian wonder is something you absolutely have to do. The entire history of the Sphinx is fraught with drama and intrigue. Part of what Egypt is today can be seen in the history of the Sphinx.

Many of the famous places to visit in Egypt circle around its history and culture, but this is not to say that Egypt is just that. On the contrary, visiting Egypt is like seeing how well the ancient and modern world work together to make a great country well worth its claim of being one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world.

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