Egypt – Land of the Gods and Pyramids. Egypt is a country that brings to mind the exotic beautiful pyramids, mysterious mummies and lots of gold. That is what everybody perceives Egypt as. But it is so much more. There is Cairo, it’s most famous city, the river Nile, desert adventures, its temples and mosques and the general aura of history rooted in the culture that pervades the entire country.
The most common language spoken in Egypt is Egyptian Arabic. Some Egyptians can speak English, mainly the street traders, who are looking to earn a living off foreign tourists, and some of whom know French as well to appeal to even more foreigners.
Tourist places in Egypt comprises of temples, tombs, vast tracts of desert, the beautiful Nile River, historic treasures, ancient monuments etc. These places together manage to attract many tourists from all over the world every year. But well, it is not correct to give these places alone the credit for maintaining Egypt tourism. There are equal amount of fun activities for beach bums in Egypt as well as who can head to the Sinai to soak up the sun. Or can even engage in watersports like diving, sailing, surfing etc. On the other hand, archaeology fans can have a field day in Luxor. Cairo, one of the main cities is the megalopolis that can’t be beaten for city seekers. Whereas, Siwa oasis and the southern town of Aswan offer a slice of the slow pace lifestyle of the countryside life. Egypt has so much for travelers to see and do that nobody can go back disappointed. It is the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation.
The Egyptian pyramids are one of the main reasons that millions of people travel to Egypt. These pyramids have a history that spans over 4000 years and have been listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
To say the least these incredible monuments are both architecturally stunning and mind boggling, despite being 4000 plus years old.
Travelers should aim to see the pyramids once during the day and once at night as the light show, shown during the evening sessions is a stunning viewpoint. Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, should be on every travelers Egyptian bucket list regardless of their age.
Egypt and its ancient culture throughout the Nile has captivated and amazed travelers for centuries. From the sand-covered tombs of lost civilizations to the dusty barren desert of the Sahara, Egypt will bring out the adventurer in all of us. You get to learn the history of Ancient Egypt, see firsthand the ruins of the pinnacle of human achievements while acting out one of your favorite scene in the Indiana Jones movies. Now, tell me why you would not want to visit Egypt?