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Egypt is often thought of as one of the first modern civilizations that human developed. The number of ancient sites and artifact-filled museums are numerous, giving anyone the opportunity to explore for days on end. You may wish to visit world-famous sites like the Great Pyramid or the Sphinx, but there is much more to this culturally-rich nation than its antiquities.
Numerous seaside resorts are available all along the Sinai Peninsula, offering a combination of Old World charm and modern amenities. Experience undisturbed sunrises, sun-drenched beaches, and an opportunity to relax like you’ve never experienced before.
National Parks throughout Egypt see relatively few guests every year, with Ras Mohammed National Park averaging about 50,000 visitors annually. This gives you the opportunity to explore some of the most diverse natural environments in the world today without another person in sight. Take a snorkeling or scuba diving experience to see the colorful coral reefs and all the marine life that calls the waters of Egypt their home.
And let’s not forget about the Red Sea. The story of the waters parting on this prehistoric trade route is buried into our legends, yet a visit here is more than just a pilgrimage. It is an opportunity to see Egypt at its authentic best.
From the city of Alexandria to the many historical sites in Giza, Egypt is a country that is built on the stuff of legends. The list of sites to visit is numerous and the culture is warm and welcoming. Plan your visit and you will be inspired to do great things.
Ohhh and by the way. Food is delicious in Egypt, some of the famous delicacies of Egypt are, Egyptian bean salad, Egyptian stuffed egg plant with rice, meat and okra stew, Egyptian stuffed pigeon, Egyptian green soup, Egyptian salty rice, stuffed grape leaves, fig cakes, um ali, Egyptian spiced drink etc.
Travel and vacation in Egypt
Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Egypt. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Egypt. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.
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See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.
Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017
|4||Shubra El Kheima||1,072,951|
|7||El Mahalla El Kubra||538,297|
Official National Holidays
Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.
|January 25||National Police Day|
|.April 25||Sinai Liberation Day|
|May 1||Labour Day|
|June 30||Revolution Day 2013 |
|July 23||Revolution Day|
|October 6||Armed Forces Day|
|Variable||Sham El Nessim (Spring Festival)|
|Variable||Islamic New Year|
|Variable||Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni)|
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Best of Egypt
Egypt features 3000 years old city in the banks of River Nile. Egypt is also one of the oldest tourist spots in the world with visitors coming from the ancient Rome and Greece.
Moving your way south from Cairo, the nation’s capital, you can stop at Giza where the infamous Great Pyramid stands. It was built by Pharaoh Khafu in the year 2550 BC. Standing at 147 meters, it was the largest and the most ambitious structure built in the ancient Egypt requiring 2.3 million stone block to erect. Also at Giza, see the Pyramid of Khafre home if the Sphinx. It was built 30 after the Great Pyramid. As the second largest, the Pyramid of Khafre stands at 144 meters of 471 feet. The third pyramid located at Giza was the Pyramid of Menkaure which stands at 65 meters or 213 feet.
Further south, Saqqara is home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser built in 2630 BC. Pyramid of Pepi II, also located at Saqqara was the last pyramid built by ancient Egyptians. In Dahshur, the Bent and the Red Pyramids are located. And down south at Maidum, the Maidum Pyramid can be found.
See the temples, mummies, tombs, hieroglyphics, and Valley of the Kings and the Queens if you visit Egypt.
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