Have you always dreamed of traveling to Egypt?
Now' s the TIME
Egypt is a Middle Eastern country located in the north-east corner of Africa.
A small part of Egypt , the Sinai Peninsula, is in Asia. Travelers have been marveling at Egypt's wondrous antiquities for thousands of years- even the ancient Greeks and Romans were awed by them. But today, a visit to Egypt is more than an immersion into past glories-mud-brick villages sprout TV antennae, stone and glass high-rises tower over ancient monuments and pop music blaring from radios. Although modern life coexists with the legacies of the past, it has also opened up possibilities for exploring a wider area of Egypt. In addition to the great monuments of the Nile Valley, an Egyptian itinerary could also include diving along the Red Sea coast, a desert trek to remote oases or a visit to the Sinai Peninsula. The hub of transportation -- and most likely your first and last stop in the country -- remains Cairo, a city that never fails to make a strong impression.
The Triumphant City, known officially as al-Qāhirah is one of the world's largest urban areas and offers many sites to see. It is the administrative capital of Egypt and, close by, is almost every Egypt Pyramids , such as the Great Pyramids of Giza on the very edge of the city. But there are also ancient temples, tombs, Christian churches, magnificent Muslim Monuments, and of course, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum all either within or nearby the city.
Cairo offers an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. Shopping ranges from the famousKhan El Khalili souk, (or bazaar) largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centers displaying the latest fashions. Particularly good buys are spices, perfumes, gold, silver, carpets, brass and copperware, leatherwork, glass, ceramics and mashrabiya. including Egyptian cotton, and although you probably won't want to buy, the Camel Market makes a fascinating trip. This is, and has been for over a thousand years, truly a shopper's paradise.
The Pyramids of Giza:
The most famous structure in the world was built by King Cheops (IV Dynasty) around 2650 B.C., on an area of 13 feddans. Its height now is 137 ms (original height: 146 ms). Almost 2.5 million blocks of stone were put into building this pyramid, which measure 230 ms square at the base.
All this, however, dwindles when compared to the precision and astounding ability of the ancient Egyptian in building this pyramid. Close to the eastern flank of the Pyramid of Cheops lie three small pyramids dedicated either to his wives or family members.
North of Tahrir Sq., The Egyptian museum contains splendid burial furnishings of Tutankhamen and a superb collection of Egyptian antiquities one of the great museums of the world.
The Sphinx is one of the best known monuments on Earth and dates back over 4,500 years to the Old Kingdom and the time of king Khafre - builder of the second largest pyramid on the Giza plateau on Cairo's outskirts.
The head of the Sphinx probably depicts Khafre, while the body is that of a recumbent lion.
It is the oldest capital of Egypt, was built by King Menes, and lies 24 km southwest of Cairo, in Al-Badrasheen. You can see in Memphis, the colossal statue of Ramsis II that is exhibited in the Egyptian museum now.
Saqqara is the ancient site of Memphis City, hence it abounds in monuments, antiquities and tombs. It is the most ancient burial ground in ancient Egypt. It lies on a desert plateau, southwest of Cairo. Above rises the step-pyramid and mortuary compound, built by the engineer Imhotep for King Zoser, the first of the III Dynasty pharaohs circa 2780 BC.
A visit to the Citadel of Salah Al-Din which overlooks Cairo one of towering tops of Al-Muqattam Hills, evokes the memory of its great founder. The Citadel was built by Salah Al-Din in 1183 AD on the Medieval castles style, It is including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the Alabaster Mosque, the 90-meter deep bir yusuf
( Joseph’s well), the Military Museum and Al-Jawhara Palace.
Christian monuments in Egypt are of religious and historic significance, they are regarded as a transitional period between Pharaonic and Islamic art.