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Alexandria City

Alexandria is the second largest city of Egypt with a population of 4.1 million. Its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, home to the Bibliot ...

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Ras Mohammed Park

Lot of people believe that Ras Mohamed does not belong to this world with its extraordinary environment and its unique location. The air here is cleaner and even smells different than any other place of Egypt. Declared in 1983 and subjected to a comp ...

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Dakhla Oasis

Dakhla Oasis, one of Egypt’s mot remote oases, is a splendid refugee that is surrounded by a wall of colorful rock formations and fertile cultivated areas scattered between sand dunes within the area, offering natural magnificent scenery, it is per ...

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St. Anthony Monastery

Saint Anthony Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. St. Antony the Great, when orphaned at the age of 18, became a hermit and thus lived to 105 years old. He lived as an Anchorite and it is sai ...

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Sharm El Naga

Hurghada is perfect for those seeking total relaxation with fantastic weather and warm sea temperatures throughout the year. Sharm El Naga is located 45 minutes south of Hurghada, it is perfect to visit for a relaxing Holiday, Sharm el Naga is a very ...

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Hurghada City

Hurghada ‎ is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city (after Suez) in Egypt located on the Red Sea coast. It is fast growing into a major holiday resort, packed full of attractions, and a grow ...

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Sakkara Necropolis

Sakkara is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt. Yet it is still one of the virgin archaeological sites despite the fact that so much has already been found here! Best ...

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Nile River

The Nile is a major north flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. In the ancient Egyptian language, the Nile is called "Great River". The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black) becaus ...

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Pharaoh Island

Taba, in the eastern Sinai Peninsula, marks the location of the southern border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Pharaoh Island refers to an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba off the shore of Egypt eastern Sinai Peninsula. Pharaoh Island is as ...

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Al Alamein City

Approximately 130 Km west of Alexandria on the main coast road to Mersa Matruh. El Alamein has a hot desert climate , in common with most of the Middle East & North Africa. Al Alemein War Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt.

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Egyptian Museum

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments. Cairo Museum in Tahrir Square is one of Egypt’s top attractions, known more commonly as the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, houses the largest collection ...

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Dendra Temple

The temple complex of Dendera is one of the best preserved complexes in Egypt. Located about 2.5 km south-east of Dendera, Egypt.The area was used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos. Ancient Egyptian Iunet or Tantere, known to the Gree ...

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Abydos Temple

Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, also of the eight Upper Nome. Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Pharoah Seti I, the temple been built during the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. It contains an inscription know ...

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White Desert

The white desert is the most popular and interesting area in the Western Desert. It has a white cream color and massive chalk rock formations that been created as result of occasional sandstorm in the area, intensified by the clear light of noon, shi ...

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Siwa Oasis

An oasis of surprises in a stunning desert landscape. Siwa, once the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases, is also the most fascinating, lying some 60 feet below sea level, located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libya ...

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Kharga Oasis

Most of the desert tours specifically visit Egypt's Western Desert, which in more general terms, is known as the Sahara Desert stop at Kharga Oasis. It is the capital of the governorate of the new valley, or Al Wadi Al Gadeed. It connected Egypt to S ...

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Farafra Oasis

The Western Desert is 262, 000 square miles of dunes, canyons, oases, mountainous plateaus, and valleys that span most of land west of the Nile Valley. Al Farafra is a small oasis located in the western desert of Egypt. It is the second biggest depre ...

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Bahariya Oasis

The most accessible of the Western Desert Oases, Bahariya, offers many interesting attractions and a foretaste of how life goes in an oasis. The Bahariya Oasis is about 500 Kms from Cairo. Bahariya has a particular historical significance as it was a ...

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Djara cave

Djara cave is about 30m wide and 8m high, and contains animal engravings dating back from the Neolithic Period. It is rather famous, located the middle of the Western Desert, on a limestone plateau, next to an old camel track connecting Farafra and A ...

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Black Desert

Most people are not aware of the beauty of specific parts of the desert. The section that attracts tourists the most in the Western Desert is that particular area located between Bahariya Oasis in the South and Farafra Oasis in the North & it have a ...

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Taba City

Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba located on the Egypt Israel border. It is a popular destination among the travelers who come to spend their long awaited vacation in Egypt. It has quite a number of exotic locat ...

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Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine is the capital city of Saint Catherine at the foot of Moses Mountain in the Sinai Peninsula. Its relative proximity to Sinai resorts has resulted in a growing number of visitors to this National Park. The area unique natural & cultura ...

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Sinai National Parks

The South Sinai is one of the most spectacularly beautiful landscapes on the planet, some of which has in recent years been set aside as national parks. No visit to Sinai is complete without uncovering (Ras Mohamed, Colored Canyon, St. Catherine, Abu ...

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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El-Sheikh is an Egyptian city in the province of South Sinai , with around 12,000 inhabitants. Sharm El Sheikh boasts the widest array of fun, exciting and even crazy water and extreme sports: besides diving, snorkeling, sailing, wind and kite ...

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Dahab City

Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is a place that many have fallen in love with over the years, and return to time & time again. Dahab is the Arabic word for gold, and it is almost certain that ...

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Valley of Kings

The Valley of the Kings is the major tourist attraction in Luxor. It is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC. In modern times it has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and i ...

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Memnon Colossi

One of the main attractions in Luxor West Bank on the road to the monument area, 2 gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon belong to Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis.

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Edfu Temple

Edfu is an Egyptian city, located 60 Km to the north of Aswan, today it is an important center for sugar production and pottery. The most important monument in the city is the Temple of Horus, considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved ...

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Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo is located in Upper Egypt on the east bank of the Nile. The origins of Kom Ombo are mysterious, perhaps still buried for future generations to discover. The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in ...

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Luxor West Bank

Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities is nothing less than an understatement. The West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is even more of an archaeological paradise than the East Bank. It is much more than what we refer to as the Valley of the Kings, tho ...

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Luxor Temple

Known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, means the southern shrine. Amenhotep III built Luxor Temple. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes (Waset in ancient Egyptian). The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival ...

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Luxor East Bank

In ancient times it was known as Waset and later Thebes under the Greeks. Homer is said to have described Luxor as the ‘City of the Hundred Gates’. Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions. Luxor is one ...

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Karnak Temple

It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest Temple in World ! It contains a group of Temples (Great Temple of Amon Ra, Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, Temple ...

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Hatshepsut Temple

Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex It is an incredible expression of the absolute power of a pharaoh, whether woman or man. It includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world due to its design & decorations. In the 7th century AD, ...

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Esna Lock

Esna is a city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the River Nile, about 33 miles south of Luxor, The town was formerly part of the modern Qena Governorate. Esna Greek name was Latopolis and here fish (lates) where thought to embody the godde ...

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Luxor City

Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. To say that the Luxor area is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt would be an understatement, it has been ...

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Wadi El Seboua

2 Egyptian temples were built here in the new kingdom: a temple for king Ramesses II which was moved to the new site several Kilometers to North West, the earlier temple of king Amenhotep III was left in its original location & is now covered by Lake ...

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Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most popular sites in Aswan. Situated on the southern edge of the Northern quarry, provides insight into the stone working methods employed by ancient Egyptians. It is being promoted to attract more visitors to th ...

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High Dam

To find a way to manage the water of the Nile so that Egyptians had just the right amount all the time so the solution of this problem was the dam. Tourists visiting Aswan come to marvel at the High Dam, which has become somewhat of a local attractio ...

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Dakka Temple

The temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth of the Sycamore Fig, was originally located about 100 kilometers south of the Aswan High Dam in what we refer to today as Nubia, though much of that ancient land is covered by Lake Nasser.

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Philae Temple

One of the main sites visited by almost every tour to Egypt, Philae is actually a nonexistent island now buried beneath Lake Nasser and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. It is believed to be the former center ...

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Qasr Ibrim

Qasr Ibrim is an archaeological site in Lower Nubia. Kasr Ibrim was named after the ancient citadel on Lake Nasser. It is the only major archaeological site in Lower Nubia both prior to and after the Nile floods, it has remained a major site for arch ...

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Aswan City

Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist center located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. Aswan is Egypt's hottest driest inhabited ...

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Amada Temple

Amada Temple in Nubia, though small, contains some important historical inscriptions and is also significant as the oldest of the Lake Nasser temples. It was built on the orders of Tuthmosis III and his son, Amenhotep II during Egypt's New Kingdom 18 ...

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Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel, site of two temples built by the Egyptian king Ramses II, now located in Aswān, southern Egypt. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, one of the most beauti ...

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Kom El Shokafa

Alexandria's catacombs, known as Kom al-Shoqafa, are a short distance southwest of the pillar; consist of a multi-level labyrinth, reached via a large spiral staircase. The Catacombs (meaning underground tunnels) is considered one of the Seven Wonder ...

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Qaitbay Citadel

The Castle of Qaitbay is also known as the Quaitbay Citadel and is very impressive in both its size and design as a defensive stronghold. The Citadel of Qaitbay ‎ is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is an ...

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Pompey Pillar

The so-called "Pompey Pillar" is the biggest memorial column in Egypt. Whilst called “Pompey’s Pillar”, this 25 meter tall structure, completed in 292 AD, was actually dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian. It is made of red granite, quarried and ...

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Tel Amarna

The Capital of Ikhnaton, 100 km on the east bank of the Nile River north of Asyut city in Upper Egypt. Built 1348 BC by Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) to be his capital and devoted to god Aton. Horizion of Aton was the name given to the city and the site h ...

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Beni Hassan Tombs

Egyptian archaeological site carved into limestone tombs at the eastern bank of the river Nile about 20 Km south of the modern city of El Minya, 245 Km south of Cairo. The tombs are the burial site for the military ‎leaders and local rulers of the ...

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Al Minya City

Ikhnaton capital 1390 BC and the 'Bride of Upper Egypt', El Minya 245 km south of Cairo at the border between the Upper & Lower parts of Egypt halfway between Cairo and Luxor. The city covers an area of 32,279 sq with 4 million population. Al Minya n ...

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Wadi Hitan Park

Whales Valley also known as zeugloden valley is 60 km south of Wadi EL Rayan in Fayoum oasis 150 km from Cairo. Wadi Hitan is an open air museum dates back to 45 million years, discovered in 1936, announced in 2005 by UNESCO as world heritage site, f ...

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Wadi El-Rayan

42km protected area below sea level & 65 km southwest Faiyum city about 2 hours drive from the Western Desert. Wadi El Rayyan national reserve covers an area of 1759 km2 and designated a national park in 2005. Consists of 2 man made lakes joint by ch ...

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Al Fayoum City

90 km southwest of Cairo less than 2 hours driving located Al Faiyum Governorate. One of Egypt oldest cities and oases with several historic sites from various eras. Home to multiple activities from bird watching, hiking and fishing. Wadi El Hitan, ...

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Memphis, Giza

The ancient capital of Egypt, founded 2925 BC south the river Nile delta by king Menes the unifier of ancient Egypt and the founder of the first dynasty. It is part of Saqqara necropolis with remains of God Ptah temple and 2 huge statues of Ramses II ...

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Khan El Khalili

Khan El-Khalili open air bazaar is 14th century old Arab souk. Built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid Islamic Cairo. Filled with exotic unique items from jewelry, spices, souvenirs and perfumes to t-shirts and galab ...

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Old Cairo

Misr Al Qadimah or Old Cairo, goes back in history to the 6th century and The name was given to the the ancient southern part of the city the site of those capitals before modern Cairo. known also as Cairo religious comunity as it conatins some of th ...

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Alabaster Mosque

Situated inside the open court of Cairo Saladin Citadel, designed by the Turkish architect Yousf Boushnaq in 1830 A.D as replica of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. Limestone was the main material for construction but alabaster been used largely in t ...

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Giza Pyramids

Dating back to 2589 BC, Giza Pyramids are the Only remaining ancient world wonders with its 3 pyramids built for kings Cheops, Chephren & Micerinus. Cheops pyramid is the oldest and largest, Chefren built The sphinx, Chephren and Micerinus pyramids a ...

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Cairo City

Founded 969 Ad and located in the northerneast of Africa near the head of River Nile Delta. Cairo is the largest African Arabian city with 12,000,000 Population and covers an area of 215 sq km. Known as the Mother of World & The Well Guarded, it incl ...

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