Egypt reminds you nothing else but of a destination for one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Egyptians had once mystical pharaohs as their rulers for ages. Roman and Greek empires also took the country as a significant outpost. Alexander the great’s proud discovery of the city of Alexandria in 322BC is another significance of Egyptian history.
Egypt, Africa, is heaven for those tourists aiming to experience excellent archaeological landmarks and historical sites from classic civilizations. Egypt is a year-round tourist destination. Are you wondering what to see in this African county? Let us tell you the top fascinating tourist attractions in Egypt to visit in 2022.
1. Pyramids of Giza
Located in the vicinity of Giza Plateau, three pyramids of Giza are among the ancient world’s seven wonders. They house the final resting place of ancient pharaohs and are the only wonder that has survived intact over hundreds of centuries. One of three pyramids, the Pyramid of Khufu, is open to the public through the Robber’s tunnel. Also known as the Great Pyramid, this 138 meters high complex boasts the structure of a limestone Sphinx. You can visit all three pyramids of Giza and the Solar Boat Museum from 8 am to 5 pm.
When visiting Egypt, some spots become a must to explore. Aswan is a relaxing holiday destination on the southern side of the country. 900km away from Cairo, Aswan was once known as Swenette and supplied stone material for the construction of famous pyramids. Today, this stunning spot is known for its fantastic desert dunes views that look more beautiful in the backdrop of The River Nile. Aswan is home to the Elephantine Islands, where you can spend a day relaxing. Visit the vibrant Nubian villages in the middle of the island to discover offbeat tourist attractions.
3. Citadel of Saladin
Listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the Citadel of Saladin in ancient Egypt is a must-visit tourist destination. The famous ruler Saladin built the fort to the first Egyptian capital under a caliph: Cairo and Fustat against the Crusaders. The fort surrounds many houses, clocktowers, and beautiful mosques. It also has the famous well of Joseph inside the citadel.
4. Islamic Cairo
The capital of Egypt has a separate district known as the Islamic Cairo, comprising monuments, mosques, and madrassas (centers of Islamic teaching). Sultan Hassan Mosque Madrassa is one of the most impressive examples of medieval worshipping places in Islamic Cairo. It also visibly reminds us of the great Islamic heritage of the city. The walled town has workshops and artisan groups known for being workers there for a millennium.
5. Luxor or Valley of Kings
Famous for the Valley of Kings, Luxor was once the city of Thebes. It lies on the eastern bank of the River Nile, attracting tourists worldwide to view to rock-cut tombs of old pharaohs, including Amenhotep and Tutankhamun. Today, Luxor serves as an open-air museum, believed to be the largest one in the world. While about 63 tombs have been excavated so far, tourists have access to only a few of them. Visiting the tomb of Tutankhamun requires a separate entry fee. The Valley of Kings is open from 6 am to 5 pm in summer, whereas it is open till 4 pm in the cold season.