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Egypt travel guide

Ancient civilization of Egypt is amazing. You can always feel its mystery and mysticism when visiting Egyptian temples or the Tombs of Pharaohs. Though this civilization is over 4 thousand years, most temples are still in good state.

Alas, in the 19th century most beautiful and valuable things were taken away from Egypt, and are now stored in European museums. And just imagine what would be Egyptian temples if everything was intact. Egyptian pyramids are the only World`s Wonder which has survived until our time.

Traditionally, most people consider Egypt as popular seaside resort where one can spend a good time on some beach in autumn, winter or spring. As in summer it is too hot there. Winter is also isn’t the best time for bathing, though it is quite possible if there weather isn’t windy. Perfect time for visiting Egypt is spring or autumn. Egyptian resorts are also very convenient because they are easily accessible almost from any point of the world. Thus, it takes about 3-4 hours to get there from Europe.

There are well-known resorts, such as Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada. These resorts are relatively similar, though some tourists believe that Sharm-el-Sheikh is more luxurious.

Also, new resorts are being actively developed, such as Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba on Sinai Peninsula, and Safaga, Marsa Alam, El-Gouna on the continental part of Egypt. And indeed, you can have a good and fairly inexpensive holiday there. Recently there have been built many hotels. It has an excellent entertainment infrastructure and warm, quiet sea for a full year.

Also, there are opportunities of adventure holiday. There are many dive spots, such as Ras Mohamed National Park, which is considered most interesting of them. Red Sea underwater world is very rich and various. Dahab has excellent conditions for wind surfing.

However, apart from beaches, Egypt is undoubtedly most interesting for its tours. Probably, its historical sites are only comparable with those of Italy and Israel.

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Gaze of sphinxe is especially expressive at sunset
Great Temple at Abu Simbel built by Ramesses II the Great
Courtyard in-between the first and second pylons of Karnak temple.
General view of the Memnon Colossi
Statue of the pharaoh Ramesses II in the first courtyard of Karnak temple
Broken obelisks near the second pylon
Hatshepsut temple at the foot of the jagged rocks in the Deir el-Bahri Valley
The first and the largest pylon of Ramesses III temple at Medinet-Habu
Image of Sebek, the crocodile god, at the Kom Ombo temple
Temple of Horus in Edfu. The first pylon of the temple built in 327 B.C. It is the best preserved temple in Egypt
A lot Egyptian sailing boat feluccas sail in Aswan
The temples of Isis goddess on the island of Philae in Aswan was built under the Ptolemies in 350 BC
The Pyramid of Khafre, also known as the Pyramid of Chefren (136 meters) was built in 2550 B.C. 40 years after the Great Pyramid of Cheops
Great hypostyle hall in Karnak temple.
Giant columns above the alley between the courts of Ramses and Amenhotep in the Luxor temple
Entrance pylons in front of the Luxor temple
Alley of Sphinxes between the Luxor and Karnak temples in Luxor
These sphinxes guarded the entrance to Karnak temple
Second pylon of the Ramesseum temple with assyrian sculptures
Entrance to the temple is guarded by the falcon god Horus. The sculpture is made ​​of black granite.
Giant statues at the Abu Simbel temple: those of Amun-Ra, Ptah, Ra-Harahte and the one of pharaoh Ramesses II.
Dozens of cruise ships are moored at the Aswan quay
Small Temple at Abu Simbe is devoted to Hathor and was erected to commemorate Nefertari, the wife of Ramesses II.
Hypostyle hall of the Abu Simbel temple.
Large court between the Temple of Nectanebo I and the first pylon of the monumental Temple of Isis
Stone lions at the Gate of Ptolemy, the main entrance to the Temple of Isis
In ancient Egypt Horus, the falcon god, was considered as the healer.
Walls of the Horus sanctuary are covered with paintings on religious subjects. The boat of Horus was taken out of the sanctuary during the ceremonies.