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Land Based Attractions in Egypt

Egypt is world famous for tourist attractions above water and needs no introduction! Below is just a handful of the many exciting attractions you may wish to visit while in Egypt. We are able to organise all of your land based sightseeing tours to ensure that you get the most from your Oceans Divers Egyptian experience!

 

Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx: The Pyramids of Giza represent one of the greatest architectural achievements of man. The Great Pyramid of Giza (the last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World) is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and attracts vast numbers of tourists every year. Each of the three main pyramids’ in Giza (the Great Pyramid of Khufu, The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura) is a tomb to a different Egyptian King. The Sphinx lies in front of the pyramids and is carved out of a single block of stone. This enormous cat-like sculpture is another ‘must-see’ attraction and over many decades has captivated millions.

 

 

Tutankhamun’s Tomb and The Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings (the home of Tutankhamun) is situated on the ancient site of Thebes and is where the Pharaoh’s were buried. Another great attraction to see whilst visiting Egypt. To see Tutankhamun’s treasure you will have to visit the National Museum in Cairo. Amongst Tutankhamun (who was relatively a minor king) there are many more impressive tombs to discover in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

Abu Simbel Temples: Next to the Pyramids of Giza, the twin temples Abu Simbel are also possibly the most recognised monument of ancient Egypt. These two enormous rock temples, originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, have been attracting visitors to Egypt since the Victorian times.

 

 

The River Nile: Generally regarded as the longest river in the world, the Nile is a major flowing river in North Africa. Approximately 4,130 miles (6,650 km) long, it runs through eleven countries – Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Egypt. The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt (a country whose civilisation has depended on the river since ancient times). Most of the cities of Egypt lie along these parts of the Nile valley and nearly all the historical and cultural sites of Ancient Egypt are found along its riverbanks. The Nile eventually ends and empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

 

 

The Temple of Luxor: Travelling to Luxor it is hard to miss the spectacular Luxor Temple which is situated in the city centre, close to the east bank of the River Nile. Principally built by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II around 1400BC, remains a place of worship for Christians and Muslims. The Luxor Temple is beautifully lit at night and is well worth visiting at sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

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