Every kid grew up loving the Egyptian tales of pharaohs and pyramids. Who can forget the famous child, god-king Tutankhamen? We think they are all well worth a visit on their own, but if you’re venturing to Egypt and want to see beyond those well-known icons, then read on. Here’s how to visit Egypt like a local.
While the beaches of the Sinai Peninsula see thousands of holiday goers every year, few venture as far inland as to reach Mount Sinai. Here you can enjoy a virtually untouched mountain region with natural terrain. Plus, you can visit St Catherine’s, the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.
Alternatively, if you are looking for some inner soul searching we’d highly recommend the 350km pilgrimage from the Nile Valley to The Dakhla Oasis. It’s one of seven oases in the Western Desert and comes complete with sandy dunes and mirages. This whopping icon is 80km from east to west and 25 km from south to north. You’ll also be treated to several ancient remains from the Roman and Islamic periods.
Looking for something less dry? The Lost City of Heracleion is a real-life Atlantis in Egypt. Transport yourself 2300 years into the past and discover what life might have been like for the residents of Heracleion. Similar to Venice, scholars believe these people got around their city by boat through a network of canals.
Lastly, the lesser-known but quiet & atmospheric Philae Temple is well worth a visit. Not only will you be able to enjoy the carvings without being shoved forward by other visitors, but the temple makes a fabulous background for luscious Instagram snaps.
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