5 historic places worth exploring in Egypt

Travelling in Egypt is like entering a time machine, where ancient wonders and modern marvels mix perfectly. Treasures buried in its sands tell the stories of pharaohs, conquerors and dynasties from the past. Among these treasures are popular ancient sites in Egypt that are testaments to human ingenuity and ambition.

Here are 5 historic places worth exploring in Egypt


1. Pyramids of Giza

One of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt are the three pyramids, which contain the tombs of the ancient pharaohs. The pyramids, situated on the Giza Plateau, are the only Wonders that have survived for thousands of years. The Great Pyramid, commonly known as the Pyramid of Khufu, stands 138 meters tall and is open to tourists via the Robber’s Tunnel.

2. Valley of Kings

Situated on the East bank of the river Nile, Luxor is a well-liked tourist destination in Egypt and the ancient site of Thebes. Luxor, which is regarded as the largest open-air museum in the world, is most known for the Valley of Kings, which contains the rock-cut tombs of ancient pharaohs.

3. Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple, a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture, was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. It is dedicated to the rebirth of kingship and might perhaps host coronations. As the sun goes down, the temple’s beauty, featuring a towering obelisk honouring Pharaoh Ramses II, is illuminated, attracting visitors.

4. Abu Simbel

The Great Temple of Ramses and the Small Temple of Nefertari, both constructed by Ramses II in 1244 BCE, are the main attractions of Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel, located in a remote desert region on the Nile’s banks, is known for its remarkable carvings and hieroglyphics.

5. Karnak Temple

In Luxor, the Karnak Temple is among the most well-known tourist destinations in Egypt. The most amazing tourist destination is the temple complex, which also includes the Karnark Open Air Museum. The temple houses include three other well-known temples: the Temple of Khons, the Great Temple of Amun and the Festival Temple of Tuthmosis III.