Egypt - A Land Where Beauty Never Fades Posted by Elizabeth Dâ€™Costa on 25th, July 2012 Wondering where to go on your next vacation? Bring out your world map and take a look at the African Continent. Focus on a tiny section on the North East, shaped like a slice of pizza, with the Red Sea to its East and the Mediterranean Sea above, lapping at its sandy white shores. This is a country with more than a six-thousand-year old rich history to back its phenomenal presence in the vast continent of Africa! Egypt, once the land of the Pharaohs, is today one of the most populous countries in the Middle East and Africa. And she continues to attract more visitors every year to immerse themselves into her magnificent past laced with enigma, beauty and splendor. Holidays To Egypt A country with a great culture,history,nature,and beauty. If you are considering a vacation to Africa then booking your holidays in Egypt is must from visiting the Great Pyramid of Giza to some of most interesting Museums ....... adventure is guaranteed.
Vacation To Africa As you walk through the passages and stairways of the ancient temples and pyramids, the beauty in Egyptian architecture, intricacy in design and walls filled with hieroglyphics almost whisper to you the tales of ancient Pharaohs and their Queens. You could be exploring the antiquities of Cairo or visiting
Egypt's Coptic churches and Jewish synagogues; from witnessing the Catacombs in Alexandria (Kom El Shoqafa) to visiting the museums that conjure up Egyptian history; from discovering the modern day nightlife to taking a cruise along the River Nile that sweeps you back into a 2000 year old pastâ€Ś Egypt is a land where the discovery never ends. Although Egypt is a fairly large country, its harsh deserts and arid land have pushed the majority of its vast population to sustain themselves on the banks of the River Nile. The most important cities in Egypt therefore, lie along the Nile. Travel is best done from Alexandria and Cairo in Lower Egypt to Aswan in Upper Egypt. CAIRO The capital city of Egypt is also the largest African city, crowded, dusty, noisy, and yet exotic in its own right. If you are staying in a hotel or have booked with a tour operator, they could provide you with a good Egyptologist who can be your guide and help you find order in the chaos. Influences of the ancient empires that ruled here, like the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks and British are all seen in the architecture found here. Travel Tips For Egypt
Holidays to Egypt | Egypt Tours and Travel Coptic Cairo Coptic Cairo is the nucleus of the Coptic Christians and also the oldest part of the city, being inhabited for over 2000 years. A walk down its cobbled streets would help you discover most of Egypt's churches and synagogues including the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and some ancient Roman ruins. Medieval Cairo brings you into the bustling streets and bazaars of Egypt offering trinkets, perfumes, alabaster lamps, musical instruments, carpets, spices, Egyptian cotton, gold and silver and even a camel if you can afford one! Of course you are perfectly welcome to politely refuse. Bazaars like Khan al-Khalili, Khan Misr Touloun, and Wekalet al-Balah welcome tourists looking for
souvenirs to carry back home. This part of Cairo houses some famous mosques including Ibn Tulun, the largest mosque in the world, and Al-Azhar, a mosque that houses the world's oldest university. Egyptian Museum What you missed in the tombs at Luxor and in the Pyramids of Giza have landed here to be protected and kept for the world to see. 120000 retrieved treasures and artifacts from the tombs and the sarcophaguses, jewellery and pottery, mummies and ancient relics have all been retained in the museum to preserve Egypt's glorious past. Pyramids of Giza- The main attraction of Egypt lies here in the three pyramids- the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), the Pyramid of Kafhre and the third and smallest of them all, Pyramid of Menkaura. Adventure Trips | The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Seated in front of the pyramids and carved from a single block of stone, is the Sphinx seemingly left to guard the pyramids and what once lay within. The Saqqara, also called the Step Pyramid is one of the first and oldest pyramids built in 2800 BC.
Travel To Egypt | Egypt Tours and Travel The Memphis Museum is an open air museum close to Saqqara, worth visiting. Apart from these, Cairo can afford you experiences of renting your own Falucca (an ancient Egyptian sailboat) on the river Nile, weekly performances of Sufi dancers at the Citadel, a panoramic view of the ancient city from the Cairo Tower, and finally the Quarafa (the city of the dead) where cemeteries have come alive with the poor folk making their homes and business quarters within the ornate tombs!