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5 Top Reasons To Visit Egypt
By Nick Nikolis
Are you looking for a great travel destination, but do not want to visit the same old tourist haunts? Are you looking for a place that can provide an exotic and interesting environment? Then consider taking a trip to the unique and ancient land of Egypt. If you love to explore the architecture and lifestyles of the old world, then a getaway to the mystical land of Egypt is the perfect place to indulge your dreams. Here are 5 top reasons for you to visit Egypt, listed from number 5 to the number 1 reason.

#5) Nile River
Known as the longest river in the world, the Nile is not only visually stunning, but is the focal point of several centuries of ancient history. From legendary tales of Biblical times to the stories of Cleopatra, this river has many tales to tell. Treat yourself to one of the Nile River Cruises, viewing Egyptian life on the river. The Nile is a very important part of Egyptian life and lore. The pyramids and tombs were often built along the river, since ancient Egyptians believed that the river was an influence on life and the afterlife. The Nile River Valley is also the place of much of Egypts agriculture and farming.

#4) Cairo
As the largest city in Egypt, Cairo is the center of industry and commerce.

Here you will find not only the modern conveniences, but also many bazaars and outdoor markets with local goods and merchandise that has been imported from the region. While in Cairo, be sure to check out the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island. This 187-metre structure gives a fantastic view of the city and outlying areas. The public transit system in Cairo has been greatly improved in recent years, allowing for easier travel around the city.

#3) Mt. Sinai
As a very important and historic Christian site, this is proclaimed to be the place where Moses led the children of Israel and received the Ten Commandments from God. It is also claimed as the place where Moses saw the burning bush and spoke to God. The site is currently the home of St. Catherine's Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration.

#2) Ancient Temples
You will find temples dedicated to various gods scattered throughout the country of Egypt. In Abu Simbel, in the southern region of Egypt, you will find the Temple of Ramses II as well as the Temple of Nefertati. Heading north up the Nile River to Luxor, you will come to the valley of the kings. Filled with ancient temples and statues, this valley is the one of the most well known areas of Egypt for studying ancient Egyptian architecture. This is also the place where you will find the burial chamber of Tutankhamun and also the sarcophagus of Ramses IV.

#1) The Pyramids
The most recognizable and popular tourist site in Egypt, the pyramids are filled with legends and mysteries. Located in Giza, the Great Pyramid is known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Built during the second century B.C., these pyramids stand as witnesses of the Egyptians architectural and engineering mastery. They have been studied by many archaeologists and have been the subject of thousands of articles. Your visit is not complete until you see these ancient structures.

Your vacation will become much more memorable when you include a trip to Egypt. You will have stories you will be telling for years to come. You will be glad you chose to venture out of the ordinary and typical vacation spots and who knows, you might even discover something you didn't know.
Nick Nikolis is working in Atlantica Hotels and Resorts as It manager in Rhodos. Atlantica Hotels and Resorts is a Europe Hotels chain currently offering lodging services in Cyprus Greece and Egypt. Check here Greece Hotels and Cyprus Hotels.

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