The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little introduction. Tourism is again on the rise after Egypt has come through its pollical changes, the mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleeds out from each landmark some of which have stood for thousands of years. From bustling markets to vast desert, Inspiring archaeological sites such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Things to know before visit Egypt
Egypt has a region based climate due to its size but usually it is categorized into hot and dry seasons. The north of Egypt gets quite cold in the winter season. September, March and April are pleasant months and are best to enjoy the Red Sea for water activities.
The architectural amazement, Pyramids of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the pride of Egypt to house this wonder. Many centuries have passed in unfolding the mysterious reason behind the construction of this only remaining wonder but none has been found. Beside the questions arisen that mainly lay unanswered, this eye-pleasing sight offered by Egypt is worth a visit.
Abu Simbel is a temple that comprises of Temple of Ramses II and Temple of Hathor. The temples are wonderful to watch and are a must-visit to experience the intricate designing and engineering.
Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, is the house of the vast library with the most ancient knowledge. The city is located on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea that also offers imposing and thrilling natural views. Apart from being an ancient preacher, Alexandria is also a modern city which has paved its way for urban lifestyle to take the center stage.
Valley of the kings is a royal place that was a choicest place for burial for all the Egyptian kings and elite natives. The place is also known as the Valley of Tombs. The place is worth a visit for its 62 decorated tombs that were hidden later for safety concerns.
Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, is the treasure of brilliant art-e-facts and more. From mummies, antique jewellery, carved goods to cutlery and bowls, the museum stores and preserves every little thing that offers an insight into the ancient Egyptian life.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar is one of the most loved tourist attraction of Cairo. It comprises of the best shopping stretches across Cairo and is famous for brass show-pieces, glasses, gold and silver pieces and more. Tourists can spend a day or two exploring and splurging in the Egyptian specialties to take home as souvenirs and gifts for their loved ones.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Egypt supplies electricity in the range of 220-240 volts and uses European socket plug type.