Egyptian temples, the tombs ancient Pharaohs, picturesque old towns, and the souks are just some of the awe-inspiring things to find in Egypt. The country’s historic landmarks that date back to Ancient Egypt and its cultural treasures are among the top reasons to visit it at least once in your life. With so many fascinating sights to explore, here are some of the must-see sights you need to have on your list.
Pyramids of Giza (Giza)
Why go: The Great Pyramid of Giza is not only the oldest monument listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is also the only one left standing. This architectural wonder is one of the structures that can be found in the Pyramids of Giza complex. This important archaeological site is brimming with stunningly impressive sights that you simply cannot miss.
Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings (Luxor)
Why go: Luxor is one of Egypt’s top destinations famous for the temple complex of Karnak, which is the ancient site of the Temple of Amun at Thebes, and the Valley of the Kings. Some of the top attractions not to be missed are the Great Temple of Amun and the Temple of Khons in Karnak and the wall paintings, the tombs including that of Tutankhamun, and more in the Valley of the Kings.
Islamic District of Cairo (Cairo)
Why go: The Islamic District of Cairo is home to ancient mosques, souks, and medieval forts that offer a glimpse into the city’s past. Here you will find old markets that dating back to over a thousand years. One of the district’s popular sights is the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar. This old market is famous for its spices and a wide array of traditional items. Not to mention the shops that sell delicious foods and teas.