Top 10 Tourist attractions in Egypt

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Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt as tourism sector in Egypt is one of the most important sectors in the Egyptian economy, which attracts millions of tourists annually. According to the figures for 2015, the Egyptian tourism sector contributed a total of 112.1 billion Egyptian pounds (14,334,271,350 billion dollars), contributing 11.4% of the gross domestic product. Tourism investments in the same year reached 2,158,144,050 billion dollars, accounting for 12.5%   of the total investment in the country.

In Egypt, the share of tourists’ spending in 2015 was 57.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($ 3,173,741,250 billion), contributing 20.7% of the country’s GDP. The tourism sector in Egypt has contributed 2,620,000 jobs or 10.5% of the total number of employees.

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Egypt has many important and attractive monuments that are attractive tourist attractions for all interested in studying the history of the region from all over the world. Among the most important tourist attractions on this earth are the following:

 Pyramids of Giza Pyramids of Giza

 Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 1 is the famous pyramids of Giza which consider one of the most important historical and historical landmarks in Egypt and one of the oldest monuments to date. The pyramids of Giza consist of three pyramids: the pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Khafra, and the pyramid of Menqra.

The pyramid of Khufu,

the largest pyramid is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. The height of each side of the pyramid is 231 meters. The weight of each brick in the pyramid is 2.5 tons, while the weight of the pyramid is 6 million tons. The pyramids are located in the Giza area of   Egypt, In the western region of the Nile. The pyramids are considered one of the most important royal tombs in Egypt, which include the bodies of the pharaohs who ruled Egypt. More than 100 pyramids dating back to the ancient pharaohs have been discovered so far. The pyramids were built between 2055-1650 BC, and the last pyramid was built between 1550 and 2525 BC

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 Abu Simbel

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 2 is the famous Abu Simbel is an archaeological site with two temples: the Small Temple, the Great Temple, Sculpted in the rocks.The temples were built during the reign of Ramesses II in 1279-1213 BC. The construction of the temples is due to the commemoration of the victory of the pharaoh Ramses II in the battle of Kadesh, where the great temple of the god Ra-Horakhti, the god Ptah, and the pharaoh Ramses II was built.

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The small temple was built for the goddess Hathor and Nefertiti, the beloved wife of Ramses II. The temples are located in southern Egypt on the banks of the Nile. The temple contains four large statues sitting at the entrance to the temple; two on each side, representing Pharaoh Ramses II and his family and gods, each with a length of 20 meters, while the height of the temple 30 meters, and a length of 35 meters. The small temple, with six statues carved at its entrance, represents Ramses and his wife Nefertiti. Each statue is 10 meters long, while the temple is 28 meters long and 12 meters high.

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 The Valley of the Kings,

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 3 is the so called the Gates of the King or valley of the kings , The site includes the tombs of some ancient pharaohs and nobles rich in wealth from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. The valley includes the tombs of several prominent pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, siti I and Ramses II, along with many queens. Cemeteries represent the preparation for the next life, containing all the tools that the pharaohs may need to be buried on their side. The valley is located on the bank of the West Nile next to the city of Luxor.

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Karnak Temple

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 4 is Karnak Temple is the biggest complex of ancient statues and temples, dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. This area was the place of worship; it contains four major temples, one of the most famous temples and the largest of which is the temple of the god Amun. In addition to the temples, the site contains many ancient monuments and statues, as well as historical scenes from the battles fought by the Pharaohs with their enemies. The Karnak Temple is located in southern Egypt, near the city of Luxor.

Philae Temple

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 5 is the Romantic Temple of Philae is a temple located in the city of Aswan. The temple was built for the goddess Isis by Pharaoh Ptolemy II, but was completed by the Roman kings. The temple tells the story of Isis, the wife of Pharaoh Osiris, where the goddess symbolizes funeral rituals and the gift of life. They are usually represented by a throne that carries them over their heads. The word “Philae” means the end, referring to the location of the temple located in the far south of Egypt.

White Desert

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 6 is the unbelievable White Desert The White Desert is one of the most beautiful natural places in the desert of Egypt and the most famous. The area is called Al Farafra Oasis. The area contains carved giant mushroom or cone-shaped rocks, formed by erosion and erosion. Tourists travel to the white desert to watch the landscape and see the landscape.  The site is located in the northeast of Egypt. It was an ancient ocean of water, but it dried up completely, and the sedimentary layers formed white, which in turn formed the white desert.

Siwa Oasis

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 7 is Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s oldest historical areas. It has been known for centuries by the ancient Arabs, as well as the oasis of Jupiter-Amun, the Palm and Santar by Egyptians The Ancients. The site contains traces of houses that form a large gathering such as the oasis. [18] Despite Egypt’s great cultural progress, Siwa continues to maintain its customs and traditions. The inhabitants speak their native language, Amazigh, alongside Arabic, and women wear the traditional dress of the region.

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 The Great Sphinx of Giza

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 8 is the famous Sphinx which is a statue represents the body of a lion with the head of a pharaoh of Egypt sculpted in the form of a large statue, measuring 73 meters long and 20 meters high.  Built in the reign of King Khafra in about 2530 BC. The statue of the Sphinx is located next to the three pyramids of Giza. It is believed that the statue was built to protect Pharaonic tombs inside the pyramids of evil spirits, hence the Arabic Sphinx.

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Khan al-Khalili

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt, Number 9 is Khan al-Khalili Market which considered one of the most famous Egyptian neighborhoods. It is located in the area known as Old Cairo. It is considered a very important tourist attraction in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. One of the most important features of this Khan is the existence of many important and vital bazaars, as well as many popular restaurants and cafes, which enriched this neighborhood and made it all this great value.

Khan al-Khalili (Great Bazaar).

Al-Azhar Mosque

Top 10 tourist attractions in Egypt Number 10 is Al-Azhar Mosque is considered one of the most important mosques, not only in Egypt but also in the whole Islamic world. Al-Azhar has great value throughout Islamic history. This great mosque was built by Jawhar al-Saqli, when it opened in the tenth century AD and was ordered by the Fatimid Caliph al-Mu’izz Ladinullah. The first prayer was held on 7 Ramadan 361 AH / 972 AD, and the Friday prayer was.


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