Egypt is a country in South Africa most of its territory located in northeastern Africa. The majority of Egyptians live in the River Nile. Most of the land is part of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. The majority of the population of Egypt is a Muslim country. Tourism in Egypt is one of the most important sectors in Egypt’s economy. More than 12.8 million tourists visited Egypt in 2008, providing revenues of nearly $11 billion. The sector employs about 12% of Egypt’s workforce.
Tourist attractions in Egypt such as The Egyptian MuseumTemple in Aswan, The Sphinx, Djoser Step Pyramid, Cairo Tower, Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria, The Roman Theatre in Alexandria, Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria, Saint Catherine Monastery in Saint Catherine City, Al-Mahmeya (a National Protected Park in Hurghada), Al-Azhar Mosque (built in the Fatimid era in Cairo), The Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha in Cairo, The Mosque of the Imam Al-Husayn (the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed in Cairo), The Great Pyramids of Giza in Giza, The Luxor Temple in Luxor, Temple of Ramesses II in Abu Simbel, Temple of Nefertari in Abu Simbel, Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Coptic Style in Aswan, Dahab, Sinai is one of the popular beach and diving resorts in Egypt. Here are the list of most popular tourist attractions in Egypt that you must visit.
1. Pyramids and Sphinx
Egypt is almost identical with its pyramids and sphinx. There are more than 80 pyramids in Egypt, and the largest pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx is the greatest shpinx. In the pyramid there are mummies of kings or bodies are preserved, while the sphinx is statue of a lion-headed man. Pyramid and sphinx in Egypt prove that the highest man-made structure in the world that holds many mysteries.
The capital of Egypt is the largest city in Africa and the most populous. Cairo also as a center of Islamic scholarship. The world’s oldest university Al Azhar also in Cairo. Building houses, ancient buildings are very thick with Islamic architecture. Cairo is the nickname for the city by 1000 the tower. Because of the mosques in Cairo at least have 2 towers.
3. Alexandria city
Alexandria or Al Iskandariyya is Egypt’s second largest city and one of the most famous cities in the world. In Alexandria there is a sphinx and the ancient Roman theater. The Great Lighthouse in the 7 Wonders of the World. Many tourists are attracted to visit Alexandria as a very beautiful place.
4. Red Sea
Red Sea is called in scripture when Moses parted the Red Sea with his cane. When the Prophet Moses and his followers the Israelites escape the Pharaoh. Suez Canal connects the Red Sea (Egypt) to the Mediterranean Sea. Red Sea biodiversity, coral reefs, atolls and high salinity. Although many harmful species in the Red Sea, but it did not dampen the divers to enjoy its beauty.
Luxor is the ancient city of South Heliopolis, in Luxor there are many historical sites such as the ancient Egyptian monuments lies, ruins of temples and tombs as well as the largest open air museum. Tourism became the foundation of the economy of Luxor.
6. River Nile
The Nile is the longest river in the world and the legendary where Prophet Moses had washed away into the Nile until it was discovered by the daughter of Pharaoh. The Nile is the heart of Egypt’s population lives. Egyptian society rests on the Nile. Starting from tourism facilities, dams, the center of economy, agriculture, fisheries, transportation and others. There is also a saying that says, “The Nile is a gift to the people of Egypt”.
Hurghada is a city in Egypt located on the Red Sea and is famous for its beautiful beaches with white sand. Hurghada also offers tourist spots are well-supported facilities. In Hurghada there are many resorts, hotels and inns. Hurghada Beach Coral reefs are considered the most beautiful in the world. Hurghada also become an international center of water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, diving and more.
8. Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh is the Egyptian tourist city, lots of entertainment and tourist facilities are here. Strategic position overlooking the Gulf of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba, Sharm el-Sheikh heavenly water attractions such as snorkeling, scuba diving and more. In Sharm el-Sheikh, we can see Mount Sinai and Naama Bay. Golf courses with full facilities are also available there.
Karnak is a temple complex, which is ruins of temples, colonnades and other buildings. This site shows that had once held a civilization. There are 3 main temples and many smaller temples. In the reign of Pharaoh, Karnak was built as a place of worship.
10. Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai is the highest peak in the town of Saint Kahterine’s. Mount Sinai visited by many tourists, because in this mountain Moses received a revelation from God, the 10 commandments given to the Israelites. At the peak of Sinai also stands a mosque and a church, and many climbers are attracted to the top.