Top 50 Things to Do and to See in Egypt


Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in African continent. Egypt is spread over 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi) and it is 15th most populated country in the world. It has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for centuries for man for different reasons that include religion, the desert, history, culture, river Nile, red sea and culture to name a few. Along with Sahara desert it also has lush green vegetation and fertile land. Famous for Pharaoh and the mummies, Egypt also offers modern day travelers a plenty of things to do and watch. Fifty things that you can do in Egypt along with your family are as follows: www.travelrows.com

1. Cairo

Cairo is a city that is the capital of Egypt. It is one of the most historical, revered and important cities of the world. It is the largest city in the Arab as well as Africa. It is also known as Um-ul-Duniya (Mother of the World). Cairo is also referred by the locals as Masr. The metropolitan region of Cairo is the 16th largest in the world and has an area of 453 square kilometers (175 sq mi). Cairo is located near the Nile Delta and founded by Fatimid dynasty during 969 AC. The city is also called as “the city of a thousand minarets” as it is rich in Islamic architecture. Cairo is a dense bed of human civilization, culture and religion. The great Pyramids and River Nile of Cairo are unarguably the greatest tourist attractions in Cairo. However, the city has uncountable places of tourist attraction that include Museums, Mosques, Palaces, Historical Places, Island, Zoos, Culture, Markets, Churches and Synagogues to name a few.

2. The Great Pyramids at Giza Egypt

The pyramids of Egypt surely need no introduction, being the icons most associated with Egypt. There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt; most of them are built as tombs the reason is to preserve the mummified bodies of the dead pharaohs. In these huge tombs, the pharaohs’ bodies would keep on receiving food offerings long after their death. The greatest of among these pyramids is the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu who is also known as Pharaoh Cheops, found at Giza, a few kilometers south of Cairo. You can also find is the great Sphinx, a half-human half-lion statue at Giza considered one of the world’s largest and oldest statue.

3. Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum is one of the favorite tourist destinations, and it is well said that after your visit to Giza, your next stop must be the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Here you will find the instantly recognizable death mask of Tutankhamen is on exhibit together with a lot of wonderful items from Giza and the Valley of the Kings. The death mask, which is made of solid gold, is kept in a steel reinforced cabinet but it’s still possible to wonder at the brilliance of it. You will also find here the ‘Book of the Dead’ presenting the process dead pharaohs went through to reach the afterlife.

4. Hot Air Ballooning Over the Pyramids

Hot Air ballooning Over the Pyramids is one of the favorite things tourists loves to do in Cairo. You will find this air balloon trips quite close to the outside of Giza complex, it offers trips over the Pyramid complex. The view from a height of several thousand feet is absolutely spectacular. The pyramids still dwarf everything around them and you can see the staggered footprint of them quite clearly. It also offers you dawn and sunset trips which are absolutely magical and can be accompanied by champagne breakfasts aboard.

5. Khan Ali-Kalili

Cairo’s biggest open air market is called as Khan Ali-Kalili which is the most famous market in entire Cairo. It is said that the scenario of Cairo dint not changed since the 14th century and many of the families here have been working in the Khan Market business for generations. It is situated in the heart of Cairo; and you will find here hundred of stalls selling exotic jewellery, spices, perfumes and souvenirs.

6. Egyptian Music

Egyptian music is very popular and enchanting among tourist as well as the local people. The music is so popular and well liked that it is played outdoors all over the city but to get the real feel don’t forget to visit in November when the Arab Music Festival comes to Cairo. It is presented at the famous Cairo Opera House and blends Arab music with undertones of western music. The resulting mix is a delicious cocktail of melodies and harmonies. You will also find CDs that are usually sold at the venue of the music played so you’ll be able to bring home a reminder to intrigue your friends with.

7. River Nile

It is said that your trip to Cairo is not complete until you visit the most famous Nile River. It is the longest River in the world. The hotel type ‘Nile Cruise’ with all the services and luxuries and the shorter ‘Dinner Cruise’ with the traditional belly dancing are popular among tourists however they looked far from an authentic experience. However, it was right in the middle of the chaotic and polluted city, the quiet blue stream of the river is very refreshing.

8. Muhammad Ali Mosque

One of the famous mosques of Cairo, Muhammad Ali mosques interiors are worth visiting it. The interiors have some what similarity to the Ottoman era. The large central dome is rested on four half-domes on the central dome hangs an enormous chandelier that lightly illuminates the space. The ceiling and domes are similar to Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and are ornately decorated in Ottoman motifs and includes medallions, there are inscription of the names of God (Allah), the Prophet Mohammed, and the first four Caliphs. Muhammad Ali, who constructed this mosque died after construction in 1848, he is buried within the mosque.

9. Cairo Tower

One of the best views of the city of Cairo is from the top of Cairo Tower; it is located on Gezira Island (Zemalak) that is north of the Museum of Modern Art that provides a splendid view of Cairo. The tower is 187 meter tall and it is constructed in the form of a latticework tube that expands slightly at the top. The tower looks like a lotus plant. The tower is fourth among the world’s tallest towers. The tower is built using granite (the same material is used by the ancient Egyptians). The tower is nearly 45 meters taller than the great Pyramid at Giza.

10. Camel Ride

One of the most famous activities in Cairo is riding a camel; don’t forget to indulge in this mind blowing ride on your tour to Cairo. The ideal place for this is at the pyramid complex but the price reflects the location. It’s definitely worth an experience. It is said that on your ride you have to be very careful to keep your balance as the creatures have a violently jolting way of getting up off the floor and lying back down again.

11. Alexandria

Alexandria is one of the most popular tourist destinations that are not to be missed of Egypt. The city offers plenty of cultural attractions such as the Citadel of Qaitbay, for instance, is a gorgeous structure which was erected to care for the city from crusaders who entered by sea to attack Alexandria. Once you visit Alexandria you have lot to explore, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts, feel free to gawk at the Royal Jewelry Museum, or embark on a scenic cruise of the Nile. You will find yourself suspended in earlier times as you travel from the modern buildings of Alexandria to ancient villages and ruins. Most excellent places to see are – Pompey’s Pillar, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria National Museum, King Farouk Palace and the Roman Amphitheater.

12. Al-Azhar University

The most honorable of universities in Islamic world and in Cairo is Al-Azhar University. The university was founded around 970-972, it is called as madrasa in Arabic or centre of Islamic learning. The students of university study Islamics in detail that include the glorious Qur’an, the hadiths (sayings of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)), Islamic Law (Sharia Law) and memorize the entire Qur’an in Arabic language. They also study logic, rhetoric, and modern sciences. It is the first universities in the world that teaches religion along with secular and modern subjects in the curriculum that has survived since 972. It is also the oldest degree-granting university in Egypt. The university is associated with Al-Azhar Mosque. It is believed that it was established by the Fatimid’s dynasty.

13. Saqqara

Saqqara is mostly a vast area of desert and the step pyramid is the major attraction. Saqqara is home to the first pyramid of Cairo – The Pyramid of Djoser which is famously known as the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. There are also other pyramids that are present in the form of ruins near the parking area. Near Saqqara you can also find underground that you can explore. There are also some sights on the other side of the step pyramid that are worth visiting.

14. The hanging church

The hanging church is the oldest church in old Cairo region. It is layered hanging as it was constructed on the remains of 2 previous towers that remain from an old fortress that was known as the fortress of Babylon. This beautiful church has been committed to Virgin Mary and Saint Dimiana and it was constructed during the late 3rd century and the early 4th. It also got renovated and reconstructed several times since then. In the church you will find 110 icons.

15. Islamic/Fatimid Cairo

Islamic Cairo is quite usually also referred to as Fatimid Cairo is absolutely mesmerizing. It was the centre of Cairo for eight centuries, from its founding in 969 AD by the Fatimid through the Ayyubid and Mamluke periods, and until the 18th century when Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire. This region is very rich in architectural with almost 800 listed historic buildings, which includes some of the most visited historic sites like the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, el-Azhar Mosque, the Citadel and many more. Take a look at the Travelogues, “Images from Old Cairo” and Images from Fatimid Cairo for more pictures from this area.

16. Memphis

Memphis is the capital city of ancient Egypt which was founded in 3000 BC – during the old kingdom. It is considered as the center for commerce and trade hence, was a famous place full of business activities during its glory days. It is to be found 20 kilometers south of Cairo; Memphis is near and around the cities and towns of Mit Rahina, Dahshur, Abusir, Abu Gorab, and Zawyet el Aryan. What all you can find here is the old kingdom capital is just a small open-air museum and the huge statue of Rameses II laying on its back located inside a 2-level building structure and surrounded by blocks of other historical findings in the ancient capital.

17. Pharaonic Village

If you are interested in knowing the history and culture of Egyptian life, what it was during the times of the pharaohs, then you must visit this palace. You first ride on a motorized raft that sails around an island and on the banks are simulated scenes with live actors who demonstrate how life was before: farmers, fishermen, craftsmen, etc. even their houses and lifestyle.

18. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

The country of pyramids, culture, history and Semitic religions has in it abode The Red Sea a place perfect for bronzed bodies. Sharm el-Sheikh brings you close to Egypt’s modern culture with beaches around. Sharm el-Sheikh has come to be known as Egypt’s resort capital. It’s warm, it has crystal clear waters and wide beaches and a great place for swimmers and sunbathers and also, along the reefs of the Red Sea, it’s the gateway to the best diving experience in the world.

19. Abu Simbel in Egypt

Abu Simbel in Egypt is known for the two temples because of two reasons: their dazzling magnificence, and their historic relocation from their original cliff. These two monumental temples have originally been carved out of a sandstone cliff near River Nile some millenniums ago, during the reign of Pharaoh – Ramesses II. The temples were dedicated to the Egyptian gods and to Pharaoh Ramesses II. Now the two temples have been relocated after facing some climatic danger, in their new location, the temples are surrounded by an artificial mountain.

20. Valley of the Kings, Egypt

The tombs for kings and other aristocrats were constructed is this Valley of the Kings located in Egypt, It is called the Valley of the Kings because it was the place for tombs of the kings for over a period of 500 years between 16th and 11th centuries BC were constructed. The Valley of the Kings is seen near Luxor, on the west bank of river Nile and is well-known to include 63 such tombs. Most of these tombs hold priceless Egyptian antiquities, some of which have unfortunately been stolen after a period of time. This valley became famous after the discovery in 1922 of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun and is today one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world.

21. Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt

Karnak is one of the major and most remarkable temple sites in Egypt. The Karnak Temple Complex is an accumulation of three main temples and several smaller broken temples. Karnak is located near Luxor, an area which is home to other extraordinary sites. It is only the main temple area of Karnak – the Temple of Amun – that is currently accessible to tourists and the general public. The Temple of Amun is by far the largest and the most influential temple and is loved by almost all the visitors.

22. Dahab

Another most famous tourist attraction of Egypt is Dahab. It is situated around 85 km (53 miles) north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. Previously it was considered as an isolated coastal village; but now turned into a hippie hangout in the 1980′s, mixing cheap accommodation with a laid back lifestyle. Activities such as wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and camel and jeep trips make it one of the most popular destinations along the Red Sea.

23. Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Egypt which is located in the Libyan Desert; it is one of Egypt’s isolated settlements, with the population of around 23,000, mostly ethnic Berbers. It is situated on an old date trade route, Siwa was an oasis vital to the trade route, as the natural springs and shade giving palm trees gave tourist interval from the desert. When the Roman Empire was collapsed, Siwa began its decline. Currently, tourism has become a vital source of income.

24. Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Mosque of Ibn Tulan is another most prominent site to visit in Egypt. The mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun is considered as one of the oldest mosques in Cairo. It was built from mud bricks and was completed in 879 AD. It is also the third largest mosque in the world. The main reason for its popularity is its minaret. Only one other minaret in the world (Iraq) has an external spiral staircase. It is worth the climb of 168 steps – the views from the lower balcony are stunning – only the imam can go to the top. The wood carving on the minbar is particularly fine.

25. Red Sea Reef

The Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt, is one of the most attractive places in the world to go diving. The water that you will find in the Red Sea is well-known for their impressive visibility and features some of the most interesting seascapes. It is home to a lot of different sea creatures, with its wide expanse of coral formation on the reefs. You will find various Red Sea beach resorts that are situated on both sides of the sea, on the east side and part of the Sinai Peninsula is the long established Sharm el Sheikh and its neo-hippy counterpart, Dahab. On the west coast of the Red Sea lie comparatively old and touristy Hurghada and a cluster of new resort towns.

26. Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa

Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa is a famous site in Egypt. It is very interesting experience of exploring these ancient underground tunnels as anything else. As you stroll down the winding stairways into its depths, you find yourself in the heart of an ancient necropolis. It represents to you a culture infused with Roman, Greek and Egyptian architecture. This relatively unknown attraction houses at least 300 tombs. The Hall of Caracalla is a must visit and it is said to contain the unfortunate victims of a brutal ancient massacre.

27. Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is one of the most prominent sites to visit in Egypt. Here you can witness approximately 100,000 pieces in all, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo holds the most widespread collection of ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Iconic funereal mask of the boy king Tutankhamen is among its most prized possessions, and a number of other objects related to this famous young pharaoh. With so much to see it’s a good idea to plan your route before getting started, otherwise the whole experience can be somewhat overwhelming.

28. Dendera

Dendera is one of the beautiful ancient temples of Egypt which is extremely popular among tourist as well as the locals. It is said to be greatly stands out for its excellent state of preservation. Dating back to the first century BC, this mesmerizing ancient temple is part of a wider complex of temples, tombs and even a Christian chapel. Many tourists visit Dendera on a day trip from Luxor and this makes it both a popular and practical place to explore, ensuring it remains among the top visitor attractions in Egypt, an ideal place to enjoy with complete family.

29. El Alamein Battlefield

One of the most touching and thought-provoking tourist destinations in Egypt is the spot of the Battle of El Alamein. It is said that the crucial World War Two that took place here, saw battle rage across the Egyptian sands and a final hard-fought victory for the Allies. Presently, it remains a place of great significance not only to veterans and their relatives, but to visitors from across the world. And also the battlefield itself a lot of other points of note can be visited, including the Commonwealth Cemetery, El Alamein War Museum and the German and Italian cemeteries as well.

30. Abydos

Abydos is situated aroung 50 miles north-west of Luxor, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Egypt. Abydos includes the striking ancient Egyptian temple of Seti I – its decorated columns and just an ideal symmetry remains a great monument to the skill and expertise of its creators. Most tourists visit Abydos from Luxor, often incorporating a visit to Dendera at the same time.

31. Underground Library of Alexandria

The underground Library of Alexandria is one of the most famous destinations of Egypt. Here you will find all that remains of the once-world famous Great Library of Alexandria. It is situated underneath the remains of the Serapeum, this interesting attraction is encompasses of a sequence of underground tunnels and rooms where part of the collection of the Great Library was stored. Not far from the ancient site, visitors can now also visit the impressive Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or New Library, which opened to the public in 2002.

32. luxor temple

The famous Luxor Temple that is to be found in the city of Luxor was once considered a sacred temple constructed in honour of the deity Amun. It was built during the 14th century BC by Amenhotep III, the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty; the Luxor Temple was part of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Presently it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Thebes and its Necropolis”. It is unbelievably well-preserved and, with its statues of Ramesses II, it is clear that several pharaohs and other leaders added to it at later stages, including Tutankhamun and later even Alexander the Great.

33. Colossus of Rameses II

Colossus of Rameses II is conceivably one of the most well preserved statues of a Pharaoh. A 33.8 ft (10 m) statue made out of limestone was found by the Italian Giovanni Caviglia in 1820. It is considered that the enormous statue was an unfinished work of a trained artist for Rameses II since the Pharaoh had a fondness of making sculptures of himself more than any other Egyptian royalty. This sculpture is just one of the structures he he’d erected along the entire stretch of Nile. The tall structure is now housed in a mini museum in Memphis.

34. Esna Temple by the Nile River

The Esna Temple is mostly admired by the visitors who Loves the Egyptian mythology. It is said that visitors will enjoy this ancient shrine located near the Nile River. The Esna Temple or Temple of Khnum is a blessed shrine at Esna, Egypt dedicated to several gods primarily to Khnum (god of creation and the Nile River) but also to Heka (god of magic), Horus (god of victory) and Neith (god of war). It was constructed in Ancient Latapolis, about 485 mi south of Cairo. The roof of the building holds an interesting representation of ancient Egyptian astronomy. It supported by 6 sturdy columns decorated with floral patterns of which still holds faint original color.

35. Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Saladin is located in Cairo and also referred as Citadel of Cairo. From here you can find a breath taking view of Cairo. The Citadel is an exciting memory of the regal residence as well as military camp of 11th century Egypt. The Citadel sits on top of a hill to that gives a remarkable view from all the angles of the cities of Fustat and Cairo. It was built by lieutenant of great Egyptian ruler Saladin for protection. The citadel has many thick walls, watchtowers, and gates that make the city difficult to attack by the enemies.

36. Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple is located on a mound on the west bank of Nile River in Edfu city and lies in between Loxur and Aswan. It is an ancient temple that was built between 237 and 57 B.C., during the Ptolemaic period. Edu used to be a flourishing city during the Ancient Egyptian times, because of this Edu temple was a major symbol of power. In Egypy this temple is one of the largest and well preserved temples. The temple was earlier dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god of ancient Egypt. The temple of Edfu has some of the traditional Egyptian elements, as well as Greek influences. The Pylon of the temple deserves a look. The temple is 37 meters high.

37. Hatshepsut Temple

The Hatshepsut or Deir el Bahri temple was built just next to the Mortuary Temple; it has served as a trace point for the major events that happened during the Hatshepsut’s reign. The Hatshepsut is believed to be the fifth ancient Egyptian ruler of the 18th century dynasty in Egypt. The Hatshepsut is believed to be one of the most famous and successful rulers of Egypt. The tenure of this lady ruler was longer than any other women in the entire Egyptian dynasty. Hatshepsut was the only daughter of Thutmosis I. She has been pictured extensively in her mortuary temple and other monuments.

38. Philae Island

Philae is an island located in the Nile River. The Island has rich greenery, lovely flowers and splendid temples. The beauty of the Philae Island and the abundance of natural beauty, made it to call it the ‘pearl of Egypt’. The Island is also regarded once as one of the most romantic and most beautiful places in Egypt. But today due to constant floods of the Nile River, the island has lost the attraction. The other important monuments of the island were transported due to constant rains and rebuilt in the adjacent island of Agilkia.

39. Kom Ombo Temple

In Kom Ombo Temple you will notice a temple that has two sets of gods at the same time. Thus the Kom Ombo Temple has two entrances and duplicate rooms one is for god Sobek (that is crocodile god of fertility and creation), Hathor (that is goddess of love, joy and motherhood) as well as Knhonsu (moon god). Where as, the north part is dedicated Panebtawy (lord of 2 lands), Horus (the elder Falcon god) and Tasenetnofret (Good sister). In the structure there are 2 courts, 2 hypostyle halls, 2 colonnades, and 2 sanctuaries. There are unique Egyptian style structures in the temple that you can appreciate.

40. Ras Mohammad National Park

Ras Mohammed National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning park in Egypt. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula. The park is situated some 30 kilometers south of Sharm El Sheikh. The park has vibrant coral reefs that you may not find in a park and it is Egypt’s first and well-kept national parks. There are so many things to do and watch in the park. There are more than 1000 marine species. There is a best dive spot which is Shark & Yolanda Reef that lets you see almost every marine species in the Red Sea. There are rare scorpion fish, which can be only seen in this area. There is also the wreck of Yolanda. Divers fascinate by the beauty of Anemone city.

41. The Sahara Desert

The world famous Sahara Desert which is also the largest and the hottest deserts in the world also pass through Egypt. The history of the Sahara Desert is thousands of years old. The sand dunes of Egypt’s Sahara are worth seeing which reach to heights of 600 feet. The Sahara Desert has the highest temperatures of the world which is around 57.7 degree Celsius. The fauna of this region include domestic camels and goats. Ostriches and cheetahs are another fauna worth watching here. However, the only birds that can be seen here is Silver bills and black throated fire finch.

42. Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula is situated on the eastern part of Egypt, between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. Gulf of Suez and Aqaba are both forks of the Red Sea. The shore of West and North are isolated.However, the eastern coasts attract several tourist has it has tourist attractions as well as Bedouin settlements. The Sinai Peninsula features Mount Sinai, the famous Biblical location mentioned in the Bible (Book of Exodus). It is believed that God has handed down his ten commandments to Moses on Mt Sinai. Mt. Sinai is a place of pilgrimage for the followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as it has religious significance.

43. Tutankhamun’s Treasures

It is the Tomb of Tutankhamun which was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and it was intact when it got discovered. It is believed that it is one of the most remarkable and dazzling archaeological finds ever. Tutankhamen had ruled Egypt as a world superpower for two centuries, and the royal family lived a luxurious lifestyle. Tutankhamun’s father left the multitude of gods worshipped by the Egyptians. He also abolished the priesthood and established a new rule to worship the sun god Aten.

44. St. Catherine’s Monastery

St. Catherine’s Monastery is located about 230 kilometers from Sharm el Sheikh, and sits at the foot of Mount Sinai in St. Katherine city, Egypt. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site now. This monastery is also the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world. The Monastery was constructed during 527 and 565 AD, by the order of Emperor Justinian. The monastery was constructed on the site of Burning Bush.

45. Valley of the Queens

As the name suggest this valley has something related to Queens. It is a place where the wives of the Egypt rulers were buried during their period. During the 18th, 19th and the 20th centuries many young princess and prince were also buried here. The valley of Queens is close by to the Valley of the Kings. The valley of Queen is very barren, isolated and away from the main town. This came into existence as the 18th dynasty kings did not want to be buried in pyramids, but wanted to be placed in rock cut tombs. There are about 70 tombs and many of them look elegant and decorative.

46. The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is one of the major and known waterway that is present in Egypt. The waterway was inaugurated in the year 1869 . It was built to allow transportation of water between Europe and Asia. The length of the canal is about 193 kilometers (120 miles). The depth of the canal is 24 meters (79 ft) and the width of the canal is 205 meters (673 ft).

The Suez Canal is believed to be very important oil transit chokepoints from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. This Canal is also home to almost 8% of shipping traffic. Tourist must try traveling around the Cape Agulhas, this route supports ships that are too large and huge in size.

47. Mount Sinai

The famous mount Sinai is located Sinai Peninsula and has a height of 2,285 metres here Moses received the Ten Commandments. The summit is mesmerizing and not for the weak-hearted, it’s hard to believe the incredible sense of achievement and sensational views when you reach the top. There is also World Expeditions’ 11-day Sinai Trek that begins in Cairo, check out for the dates. There would be guides and camels to carry your stuff. Watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai is one most amazing thing that one must do while in Egypt.

48. Western Desert

The Western Desert extends Sudan on the south, Libya on the west, and the Nile on its east. It is a vast area that covers nearly two thirds of the country. It is an adventurous holiday for intrepid travelers. Travel by camel and Jeep to reach here and include in you adventures: desert camps, visits to empty desert villages, visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales where 40 million-year-old fossils are found and the tomb of Alexander the Great. There are joyful donkey rides to the Valley of the Kings from Luxor.

49. Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi is located in Alexandria and it is the largest mosque there. The mosque was built in 1775 to commemorate the life of an Andalusian Sheikh. It is among the most visited mosques on the White Med coast. The mosque has four great domes, a cream coloured façade, arabesque designs and a towering minaret, and the mosque provides is a beautiful sight. The mosque also features the eight monolithic granite columns, colonnade of elongated arches, and the beautiful marble floor.

50. Island of Pharos

The Island of Pharos is located around the Qaitbay citadel of Alexandria, outside the Eastern harbor. It is a diving site that features more than 5000 archeological pieces dotted on an area of 5000 Sq m. To be there is to acknowledge the mighty power of the destructive earthquakes that hit the city of Alexandria. Columns, statues and sphinxes are lying for ages. There are also parts of the wall that in ancient times surrounded the city. There are ruins from the popular ancient Alexandrine lighthouse that was an architectural wonder and the tallest building on earth with the height of 117 metres. There is also truly astonishing underwater museum.


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