Must-Visit Places In Egypt To Feed Your Wanderlust

Egypt is home to one of the seven wonders of the world and it’s also one of the oldest tourist destinations.

A mystical place to travel to, Egypt was once ruled by the ancient pharaohs, dating back to 5500 BC. It was also an important outpost for the Greeks and Roman empires, so you can imagine how much history the place holds!

Intrigued to know more about the desert paradise? Here’s our list of the most beautiful places to visit in Egypt:

1. Pyramid of Giza

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The Pyramid of Giza is one of the world’s most well-known landmarks and it’s also the last surviving Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built as tombs for the mighty Pharaohs and guarded by enigmatic Sphinx — a mythical creature that is equipped with a human head and the body of a lion. The Great Pyramid aka Pyramid of Khufu, is measured to be 138 meters in height and is open to tourists using the Robber’s Tunnel. If you’re in Egypt, this is one magnificent  place to visit!

2. The Nile – Egypt’s world-famous river

The best way to experience one of the world’s most famous rivers is to go on a cruise that lasts for a few days. Set sail at The Nile and explore Egypt’s rural beauty. There’ll be stops at famous temples and ancient sites along the way. But if you’re not into boat rides, head to the banks of Aswan to watch the sunset at one of the most beautiful stretches of the Nile. So romantic!

3. Marsa Alam, Red Sea Beach Resort 

One of the gorgeous towns to visit in Egypt, Marsa Alam is situated on the Red Sea and is famous for its untouched beaches and coral reefs. If you’re there, check out Abu Dabab Bay, a U-shaped natural bay with crystal clear water, plenty of seawater creatures including turtles, dugongs and dolphins! Can we just go for a vacay already?

4. White Desert 

Located 28 miles north of the tow of Farafra, you’ll find the fabled White Desert of Egypt. You’ll find mushroom-like stones  all over the White Desert made of chalk, which was the result of sandstorms in the desert. It’s a snowy-sand wonderland!

5. Abu Simbel Temples

Also another recognisable historical sights in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples are massive rock temples built between 1264 BC and 1244 BC in Nubia. The temples are carved out of the mountainside during Pharaoh Ramses II.

6. Great Sand Sea 

The Great Sand Sea is the third largest sand sea that spans 650 km from Siwa to Gilf Kebir Platea. The best part for you to get there is to travel by 4WD or by camels. You should also grab this chance to experience sand surfing at this amazing sea of sands!

7. Siwa’s Salt Lakes

Stroll along the palm trees and enjoy the view of its salt lakes, or better yet, soak yourself in one of the most beautiful oasis in Egypt, Siwa. Crystal blue in colour, these lakes are filled with large amount of salts and act as medical treatment for the eyes and skin. What a way to rejuvenate your body!

On that note, if you’d like to travel to Egypt but it’s not your leave yet, start by immersing yourself with delicious Egyptian food for only RM26 from Superdeals. You know what they say.. food is always the best way to experience new cultures!