We offer you a list of the 10 most beau­ti­ful places worth vis­it­ing while in Egypt. This is one of the most ancient places, with a colos­sal col­lec­tion of sights and leg­endary nation­al trea­sures, which has been delight­ing crowds of peo­ple for many cen­turies. The sights of Egypt are pop­u­lar not only because of their his­to­ry, but also because of their extra­or­di­nary beau­ty and grandeur.

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Entry relat­ed to place: Egypt
1. Alexandria

The sec­ond largest city in Egypt, some­thing like Mar­seille or Athens. Alexan­dria is known for its great archi­tec­tur­al struc­tures and his­tor­i­cal her­itage. Once it was a very fash­ion­able and high­ly devel­oped city. Despite the fact that many attrac­tions have dis­ap­peared from the face of the Earth, there are still a num­ber of places in Alexan­dria that are def­i­nite­ly worth a vis­it. You can explore the his­tor­i­cal ruins all day long, and in the evening sit down in some old cof­fee shop and watch the Mediter­ranean Sea while sip­ping smoke from a hookah.

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2. Cairo

This city is a trav­el­er’s dream, as ancient tra­di­tions have been pre­served here, as well as many ancient tem­ples, graves, church­es, mon­u­ments and muse­ums. It is also worth vis­it­ing the numer­ous street mar­kets, the chaos of which will plunge you into cul­ture shock. Egypt­ian spec­u­la­tors will offer you all their goods, from car­pets to all sorts of small trin­kets. Read more about this in the arti­cle about the sights of Cairo.


3. Coast of the Red Sea

Sharm El Sheikh is a famous Egypt­ian resort filled with lux­u­ry hotels, casi­nos, night­clubs and numer­ous tourists relax­ing on the white sand beach­es. Hol­i­days in Sharm El Sheikh are very pop­u­lar, although the real beau­ty of this area is the Red Sea and its coast­line. The clear blue waters here are home to an incred­i­ble amount of exot­ic fish and corals, which are so prized among div­ing enthu­si­asts. In fact, it is one of the best snor­kel­ing spots in the world. Under­wa­ter nat­ur­al sights of Egypt are in no way infe­ri­or to ter­res­tri­al ones, and some­times even sur­pass them. You can see for your­self by rent­ing a scu­ba gear.

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4. Great Pyramids of Giza

No one should leave Egypt with­out vis­it­ing the Egypt­ian pyra­mids. These are the only sur­viv­ing 7 ancient won­ders of the world, whose age exceeds 4600 years. A whole com­plex of ancient struc­tures is still shroud­ed in mys­tery. You will have to set aside a whole day for a trip here to care­ful­ly exam­ine all the inter­est­ing places.


5. The ancient city of Luxor

There are only a few places in the world that can be called an open-air muse­um, and the Egypt­ian city of Lux­or is def­i­nite­ly one of them. The num­ber of mon­u­ments and sights here just rolls over. Be sure to vis­it the Egypt­ian Tem­ple of Lux­or, as well as the famous Kar­nak tem­ples, allo­cat­ing at least a few days to get to know Lux­or.

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6. River Nile

The best way to explore one of the world’s most famous rivers is to take a mul­ti-day riv­er cruise. The Nile Riv­er is famous for its flo­ra and fau­na, dur­ing the trip you will get bet­ter acquaint­ed with the rur­al life of Egypt, as well as be able to vis­it all the famous tem­ples and ancient places of inter­est.


7. Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai is one of the most inter­est­ing sights of the Sinai Penin­su­la. Its reli­gious sig­nif­i­cance is sim­ply colos­sal, it is men­tioned many times both in the Book of Exo­dus and in the Bible and the Koran. That is why there are always many tourists and pil­grims here. Most go here on foot, and some even stay overnight in cab­ins to watch the sun­rise from here.

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8. Monastery of St. Catherine

Saint Cather­ine’s Monastery is locat­ed on Mount Sinai and is a UNESCO World Her­itage Site. This is one of the old­est per­ma­nent Chris­t­ian monas­ter­ies in the world. This is a very unusu­al and strange build­ing with an amaz­ing his­to­ry, which is def­i­nite­ly worth a vis­it.

9. Siwa Oasis

The sights of Egypt are very unusu­al and the proof of this is the Siwa oasis, one of the most beau­ti­ful places to vis­it. Set in the mid­dle of nowhere between the Qat­tara Depres­sion and the Egypt­ian Sea of ​​Sand, the oasis is famous for its own cul­ture, dis­tinct from the dom­i­nant Arab cul­ture. They speak their own lan­guage and the area is famous for its hot springs, jew­el­ry, sweets and olives.

10. White Desert of Egypt

The leg­endary White Desert is locat­ed 28 miles north of the city of Farafra. This is one of the most unusu­al places in the world, with bizarre land­scapes and ghost­ly moun­tain for­ma­tions grow­ing out of the sands. These strange sculp­tures are chalk for­ma­tions cre­at­ed by sand­storms in the area. Here it is best to go on a safari by rent­ing a jeep and stay­ing overnight for a unique trav­el expe­ri­ence.

This is not the end of our sto­ry about the most inter­est­ing places in Egypt. In the sec­tion ded­i­cat­ed to this coun­try, you will also find many inter­est­ing arti­cles that will be sup­ple­ment­ed in the future.