Egypt is a well-known transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, which makes it an Afro-Asiatic country via land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt has a very long history of any modern country. Its history dates in the tenth millennium BCE as one of the world's first nation states. Egypt is also considered as a cradle of civilisation. Ancient Egypt according to historians experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion, and central government in history. Egypt is known for its iconic monuments, such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest all over the world.
Valley of the Kings - This tourist destination is located in Luxor, Egypt and was once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh, or the Place of Truth. This place is quite popular for having 63 magnificent royal tombs from the New Kingdom period 1550–1069 BC, which are all very different from each other. Travellers will enjoy viewing this place to enrich their knowledge of the country's history. Most of the tombs described here are usually open to visitors and among these include the tombs of Ramses VII, Ramses IV, Ramses IX, Ramses II, Merenptah, Tutankhamun, Horemheb, and Amenhotep II.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria’s ancient library is globally recognised as one of the greatest of all classical institutions. It opened in the year 2002, attracting travellers all over for its impressive piece of modern architecture which is a deliberate attempt to rekindle the brilliance of the original centre of learning and culture. The complex aside from being a library is known to become one of Egypt’s major cultural venues and a stage for numerous international performers. Travellers who plan to visit this place can purchase tickets to the library outside the main entrance, where all bags must be checked.
Cleopatra’s Bath – This place is a great location to visit to learn more about Cleopatra and her exquisite story. Following the track that leads to the Temple of the Oracle and continuing past the Temple of Umm Ubayd, travellers will be led to Siwa’s most famous spring, which is also known as Cleopatra’s Bath. The crystal-clear water gurgles up into a large stone pool, which is a popular bathing spot for both locals and tourists. There are also a couple of cafes beside the spring where travellers can relax and spend a great afternoon taking in the scenery.
How to get around within Egypt
There are two ways to get around Egypt. Travellers can either opt for the railway system or the metro. The main line of Egypt's railway network which is the second oldest railway network in the history runs from Alexandria to Aswan and is operated by Egyptian National Railways. Travellers can also choose to take the Cairo Metro, where it is the first of only two full-fledged metro systems in Africa and the Arab World. The Cairo Metro consists of three operational lines with a fourth line expected in the future.
How to get there
Travellers who wish to visit Egypt can book flights that are bound for Cairo International Airport. Cairo alone has a lot to offer travellers; therefore it is no doubt if there are a lot of airlines operating at the Cairo International Airport. Travellers can purchase cheap flights using Skyscanner and choose from airlines such as Aegean Airlines, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Gild Air, Lufthansa, and Yemenia.
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