The major attractions in Egypt include the many historically important places such as the various pyramids and the temples of Ancient Pharoic civilization, the Sphinx and the mosques, built in the time period of Arabian and Ottoman rule. The other important
Map of Attractions in Egypt
places for tourist interest include the oases in the Eastern and Western Desert of Egypt. These Oases are inhabited by the Bedouin tribes and the culture in these parts of Egypt is significantly different from those in other parts of Egypt.
The Sinai region of Egypt is one of the highest visited places in Egypt. Most of the towns and cities, which dot the coastal strip of Sinai region, draw tourists because of the fabulous view of the marine life.
|Popular Tourist Attractions of Egypt|
|Great Pyramid Of Giza||Colossi Of Memnon|
|Great Sphinx Of Giza||Pyramid Of Menkaure|
|Library Of Alexandria||Deir El-Bahari|
|Valley Of The Kings||Cairo Tower|
|Egyptian Museum||Temple Of Edfu|
|Karnak||Dendera Temple Complex|
|Abu Simbel Temples||Temple Of Kom Ombo|
|Luxor Temple||Medinet Habu|
|Bibliotheca Alexandrina||Babylon Fortress|
|Siwa Oasis||Mosque Of Muhammad Ali|
|Pyramid Of Djoser||Museum Of Islamic Art, Cairo|
|Pyramid Of Khafre||Grand Egyptian Museum|
|Saint Catherine'S Monastery||Alexandria Zoo|
Some Major Pryamids in Egypt are:
The oasis in Egypt comprises the many depressions in the desert regions of Egypt. The desert regions include the Western desert and the Eastern desert, where the climatic conditions are very harsh throughout the year. The only places of relief in the deserts are these oases regions. Though these places are densely populated, it represents only a hundredth of the total population of Egypt. It is the Bedouin tribes in chief, who inhabit these oases regions. Agriculture is the chief means of occupation.
Some of the Important Oases in Egypt
The Fayom Oasis: This oasis gets much of its water supply from the river Nile and is home to more the two million Egyptians. The depression region has artesian wells, getting their supply of water from the underground water reservoir. The region also gets water supply from irrigation canals.
The Siwa Oasis: The Siwa Oasis is famous for its hot water springs and the Berber culture, which has developed in the region, different from the rest of Egypt. The place is facilitated by an airport, but is rather a less frequented destination in terms of tourism.
Egyptian Pyramids are indeed one of the biggest wonders on earth. The pyramids are considered to be the most fascinating manmade attractions of Egypt, most of which were constructed in the Old and Middle Kingdom era. Egypt is mainly visited by the international tourists for its wonderful construction of pyramids.
In Giza, the Pyramid of Khufu is found along with a number of small satellite edifices. Since ancient period, the Giza Necropolis has drawn the attention of many tourists across the globe.
There are around 57 ancient Egyptian pyramids at this site and it is said that in the 5th dynasty, it was considered to be the major royal necropolis. It houses 3 major pyramids of Neferirkare Kakai, Niuserre and Sahure. Beside this, tourists can also get a glance of the Pyramid of Neferefre.
Situated to the southern part of Dahshur, Mazghuna is famous for its mud- brick pyramids.
At Saqqara, some renowned pyramids including the Pyramid of Userkaf, the Step Pyramid of Djozer and the Pyramid of Teti can be visited. Apart from this, the Pyramid of Unas is also well-preserved over here.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Dahshur area consists of important pyramids.
Saint Barbaras Church
Saint Barbara's Church is one of the oldest Coptic Churches in the city of Cairo in Egypt. There is a long story associated with this Egyptian church. The exact year of the establishment of this Egyptian church is not known. According to some historians, this church was previously built in honor of Saint Cyrus. But Saint Barbara's relics are restored in the chapel of this church.
In about 750, Saint Barbara's Church was destroyed by the fire of Fustat. Later during 11th century, it was restored only to get destroyed again in the next century. In 20th century, renovations were done in Saint Barbara's Church.
Pyramid of Merenre
Pyramid of Merenre was built by Merenre. He was Pepi I's eldest son. This ancient Egyptian pyramid was built during the 6th Dynasty. The height of Pyramid of Merenre is 52.5 meter and its base is 78.75 meter. The slope is about 53 degree.
Pyramid of Merenre features in the long list of tourist attractions in Egypt. At present the pyramid is in a state of ruin, having worn out with the passage of time. Excavations and investigations by archaeologists show that the structure was built with different kind of stones, which are pink granite, Greywacke and alabaster. These stones were brought from Aswan, Ibhat and Hatnub respectively.
The Pyramid of Senusret III
The Pyramid of Senusret III was excavated during 1894 and 1895 at Dahshur in Egypt. The design and construction of this pyramid are distinctly different from other pyramids. It is located in the northeastern side of the Red Pyramid.
There is a small mortuary temple on the east side of the Senusret III's pyramid. The temple had a false door in the center made of granite, an offering hall, cult, and an entrance chamber, which was completely ruined. It was very difficult for the excavators to find the entrance to the pyramid. Evidences reveal that the walls of Senusret III's pyramid were decorated and inscribed with titles, pictures of kings with deities around, pictures of officials and also pictures depicting slaughter of cattle. Nothing is much known about the valley temple, but a causeway leading to the pyramid existed for sure.
A new temple was constructed to the south of the enlarged enclosure wall. The king wearing a cloak during the Sed-festival is depicted in one of the walls of the temple. The substructure is made of cheap limestone and has red dots. The substructure consists of floor and a false door.