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Explore The Riches of Ancient Egypt

''Be it the charming golden dunes or striking oasis, Egypt will leave you spell-bound with its beauty''

Admire the grand pyramids, dig into ancient history at the Egyptian museum, cruise the Nile with your beloved, or travel through miles and miles of golden dunes to take home the best of moments spent here!

THINGS TO DO : Situated close to the south-western suburbs of Cairo are the great Pyramids of Giza. The main three pyramids – Khufu, Khafra and Menkhare stand firmly on a large flat stretch of land in the vicinity of the city. You can do sightseeing on foot or go around the pyramids on a camel.

After going through the history and clicking a few selfies with the pyramids, you can enjoy light and sound show at the mystical Sphinx, the iconic guardian of the pyramids. Sphinx is the largest monolith structure in the world at 73.5 metres long built from s single large block of sandstone.

Get to listen to the history of the temple of Karnak at the light and sound show that comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. It’s one of the few well-preserved monuments of Egypt and the largest ancient religious site ever built. The temple of Amun is the heart of the Karnak Temple and is also the largest surviving column-supported temple.

Go around the Valley of the Kings, which used to be the burial ground for the ancient kings and privileged nobles of the ancient Egypt. The valley contains 63 tombs and chambers, ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. The tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology.

Situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser are the Abu Simbel temples. The two temples within the main complex are dedicated to the gods Ra-Horakty, Ptah, and the deified Ramesses II (The Great Temple) and the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari, Ramesses' favourite wife (The Small Temple).

Spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun or go diving at the red sea that is known for its spectacular visibility and striking seascapes. The red sea lies between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez also boasts of magnificent coastlines. Alternatively, you can board the Sindbad submarine for an unforgettable underwater experience from the magical views of sea corals to an array of .brightly coloured tropical fish. Cruising options are also available on red sea to explore the blue waters while snorkelling at different sites.

Cruising through the river Nile is an unforgettable experience in Egypt. Nile river has been Egypt’s lifeline since the ancient times. While the Luxor-Aswan route is supposed to be the safest, taking a Felucca down the river is adventurous to enjoy the ancient sites of the upper Egypt.

Take a look at some of the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities at the Egyptian museum. Designed in the neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods.

Head to Siwa settlement in the western desert region of Egypt that is full of natural mineral springs, salt lakes and ceaseless olive and palm grooves. The ruins of Shali Fortress dominate the town. Don’t forget to take a dip at the Cleopatra’s Pool where the legendary queen is herself is believed to have once swum.

SHOPPING

Khan el-Khalili at Hussein District in Cairo: For souvenirs, brassware, antiques and jewellery.

Oum El Dounia at Cairo: For local handicrafts, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, books, and cotton clothes.

Caravanserai at Nile Valley, Luxor: For beautiful pottery, appliqué bags, Siwan embroideries, and other unique crafts.

Souq District: For clothes, accessories, and junk jewellery.

Habiba Gallery at Nile Valley, Luxor: Egyptian jewellery, leather work, Siwan scarves, pottery, hand loomed organic linens, Hamam towels, bedouin embroidery, and brass lights.

EGYPTIAN FOOD
Egypt is not only famous for its history and culture, but also food.

Kushari: It is the national dish of Egypt comprising pasta, rice, lentils, caramelized onions, garlic and chickpeas and is largely served for lunch.

Fatta: This dish is common in festivities consisting of layers of rice and fried bread, covered in a garlic, vinegar, tomato sauce, and meat broth. Large chunks of stewed beef and deep-fried poached eggs are usually served along with it.

Ful Medames: It is a hearty stew of warmed fava beans stirred with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. It is eaten plain or salted with Egyptian bread bun.

Falafel: It consists of balls of fava beans (broad beans) or chickpeas that have been deep fried.

Feseekh: It is a fermented, salted and dried gray mullet fish.


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