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Tourist attractions in Egypt Ayman Abdelkhalek Central Academy k-12 Ann Arbor, MI
Facts about Egypt Location:- Its located in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Libya is on the west and the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea make up the eastern border.
Facts about Egypt Area:- Its just over 1 million square kilometers, about the same size of Texas and New Mexico combined. Capital City:- Cairo Capital Cairo
Facts about Egypt Population:- Around 85 million people Language:- Arabic (official), English and French are widely understood by educated classes.
Facts about Egypt Religion:- Muslims (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%. Climate:- It's hot and sunny for most of the year in Egypt. Winters (November to February) are generally mild.
Facts about Egypt Currency:- Egyptian Pound. Climate:- It's hot and sunny for most of the year in Egypt. Winters (November to February) are generally mild.
Facts about Egypt Currency:- Egyptian Pound. Geography:- Egypt covers 95,450 sq km, slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico, US. It has a desert climate with hot, dry summers and moderate winters. The country is basically a vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile valley and delta. There is a driving windstorm called khamsin which occurs in the spring. Egypt controls the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal, a sea link between the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
Egypts Main Attractions The pyramids of Giza:- The Pyramids represent one of the greatest architectural feats by man. The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid is one of the world's oldest tourist attractions and the reason most people visit Egypt today.
Egypts Main Attractions Luxor:- Luxor is known as the world's largest open air museum. Luxor and Karnak Temples are hugely impressive as are the tombs across the Nile in the Valley of Kings and Queens.
Karnak Temple in Luxor
The Valley of the Kings Hatshibsut temple
Egyptian Museum in Cairo:-. With over 120,000 artifacts, the museum houses an incredible display depicting ancient Egypt's glorious reign. Mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and of course King Tutankhamen's treasures.
Egypts Main Attractions Abu Simbel:- The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times.
Fayoum ( the harbor of serenity) Wadi El Rayan it is considered a unique open air museum, Wadi El Rayan has been declared as a natural protected, consists of upper and lower lakes and waterfalls area connecting the two lakes Two lakes have been formed in Wadi El Rayan as it had been submerged by agricultural drainage water, these lakes are rich of different types of unique birds, in addition the area is perfect for those who love desert landscape such as sand dunes and rare formations of the non populated desert oases, this area also includes many species of animals, hence many tourists like to visit Wadi El Rayan for enjoying swimming & waterfalls in addition to its natural wealth.
Fayoum ( the harbor of serenity) Lake Qaroun: It is located in the north western part of El Fayoum, it is the oldest nature lake in all over the world, it is 40 KM in length, 5.7 KM in width, 4.2 meters in depth. El Fayoum This Lake is an important archeological site because it contains a unique collection of marine creatures, fossil fauna and flora that dates back to some 40 million years, in addition it also includes a rare plants, various birds, and the oldest monkey in the world, In this area you will also see Roman, Coptic and even Pharaohs monuments.
Sinai Peninsula Sinai Peninsula Saint Catherine's Monastery The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world together with the Monastery of Saint Anthony, situated across the Red Sea in the desert south of Cairo, which also lays claim to that title. In the area around the monastery, a small town has grown, with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City.Orthodox UNESCOWorld Heritage SiteMonastery of Saint AnthonyRed SeadesertCairo
. Known throughout the world as a full service divers destination, the waters surrounding Sharm El Sheikh along the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt continue to be visited by more and more divers on an annual basis. The entire area is now known as the Red Sea Riviera for its many high quality resorts and remarkable natural beauty. sharm-el-sheikh.htmlSharm El SheikhSinai Peninsula Sharm El-Sheikh
The Citadel of Qaitbey in Alexandria Standing on the foundations of one of the famous Seven Wonders of the World is the Qaitbey Citadel, Alexandria, Egypt. This fortress is seated upon the exact location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was completely eliminated by several earthquakes over the centuries, beginning in the 800s and continuing to the eleventh century. By the fourteenth century the entire site had been destroyed and the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay decided to use the location as a defensive fort. Alexandria, Egypt qaitbey.html
When the world lost the original Library of Alexandria it was truly a tragedy since it housed some of the most well-known and earliest manuscripts in the world, in fact some books and works disappeared forever in the fire. When the new Library of Alexandria, or Bibliotheca Alexandrina, opened its doors in 2002 it was if the world could finally recover from that much earlier loss. The Most Important Collection of Books The goal of the New Alexandria Library is to once again become the most important collection of books and manuscripts in the known world, and to work at recreating what was lost. The designers created enough space to hold more than eight million volumes, as well as a special conference center and distinct individual libraries for the blind and for childrens literature. alexandria.html The New Library of Alexandria
1 - Farafra Oasis Al Farafra is a quiet and relaxing place. It has a number of attractions, of which the fantastic White Desert is one of Egypt's most famous nature sights. The architecture of Farafra is an old and ingenious one, where mud brick houses stand close together, with narrow roads with roofs. Many of the houses have painted exteriors with murals. Desert Oases
2 - Dakhla Oasis It is one of the seven oases of Egypt's Western Desert (part of the Libyan Desert). Dakhla Oasis lies in the New Valley Governorate. It has an interesting cemetery with unusual mud tombstones which are painted blue or white.oasesEgyptWestern Desert Libyan DesertNew Valley Governorate
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