Egypt is without a doubt of the greatest civilization ever created with a history that dates back to 8000 BC years but all the glory is focused on the last 5170 years when Egypt took its first step and became a unified country under the rule of one king called Menes or Narmer, the founder of the first dynasty. Through the years, Egypt established her repudiation as a powerful kingdom thanks to the annual Nile River flood that acted as the bloodstream and the life bringer of Egypt as the ancient Greek historian Herodotus stated: "Egypt is the Gift of the Nile" which started an agriculture evolution that provided great wealth which acted as fuel for future immortal projects. For the next three millennia, many great pharaohs of strong men and women worked on driving the country to new heights of wealth and power like Queen Hatshepsut, king Ramsess the great, and more. During this time many great monuments all over the county were constructed and countless beautiful artifacts were created to protect their achievements from oblivion and immortalize their legacy for many generations to come like the great pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, the Abu Simbel temple, Karnak temple, valley of the kings and many more. After the end of the last native dynasty by the hand of the Persians in 341 BC and soon enough came the Greek, Romans, and Byzantines then came the Coptic era and finally came the Arabs led by Amr Ibn Alas who introduced the religion of Islam and the current language Arabic during the 7th century under the leadership of the Mamluks and the Fatimid who filled the city of Cairo with countless mosques and schools such as Al-Azhar which was the second-largest university in history. The country then became under the rule of the Ottoman empire in 1517 until the empire fell and the country under British rule in 1882 until it gained its independence in 1922.
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Egypt is an African and Arabian country, located in a very unique location in North Africa and West Asia (Sinai Peninsula). Egypt bordered from the north by the Mediterranean Sea that separates it from Europe, from the east by Palestine, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba which separate Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, from the south by Sudan, and from the west by Libya.
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The weather in Egypt is usually hot, dry, and sunny all year long especially during the summer as the temperature could reach 40 C (104 F) but in the winter months from September to April the climate is quite wonderful with low temperatures. The winter months are known to be the best time for tourists to visit Egypt as the climate becomes quite tolerable which create the best atmosphere for checking the various artifacts and monuments of the magical land in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and across the red sea in Hurghada and Sharm el sheik.
Egypt is an agricultural country by nature due to the great Nile River which crosses between all over Egypt from the north to the south and creates a fertile valley using its silt on the river banks where the ancient Egyptians found life and wealth.
Egypt is an industrial country where a huge number of factories depend on the martial harvested from the rich agricultural environment of Egypt and from the mines of gold and gemstones. Nowadays Egypt is involved in a number of modern industries while maintaining its roots.
Egypt is a very massive commercial center in the world due to its special location in the world where most of the international commerce cross Egypt from the Suez channel which is considered to be the shortest international commercial way that links the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, in Addition to Egypt having many ports that facilitate global commerce. Egypt is also involved in every major industrial and commercial activity especially tourism.
Egypt "Land of Pharaohs" is one of the most important tourist attractions in the entire world, where everyone put it on their travel bucket list. Egypt is one of the oldest and most beautiful countries in the world and the ancient Egyptians were great artists and innovators as shown across all the legendary historical attractions all over the country. Egypt is a true miracle where ancient Egyptians built a great civilization in the Nile valley, filled with a lot of temples, artifacts, and breathtaking monuments to discover them during your Egypt tours.
Egypt tourist attractions have Two-thirds of the world monuments. Where is the Great Pyramid that’s is one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Sphinx, historical places in upper Egypt in Luxor, and Aswan where many of the great temples that still stand from 4000 years ago. Many museums all over Egypt contain a lot of rare artifacts, ancient treasures, and mummified bodies for ancient Egyptian Kings.
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Culture tourism in Egypt is very diverse as many Islamic and Coptic monuments are represented in many places like Salah El-Din Citadel that holds Mohammed Ali mosque, and around it there are many mosques like the mosques of Amr Ibn Alas, Sultan Hassan, the Hanging Church, and many more. And in Alexandria lies the Citadel of Quitbay on the same location of the lighthouse of Alexandria once occupied which is considered to be one of the largest construction ever created and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Recreational tourism which is represented in a wonderful beach on both Mediterranean like:-
Alexandria, North Coast, and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Sea where the finest climate in summer and nice beaches. In the Red Sea like:-
Hurghada, Marsa Alam, El Gouna, Safaga, and Sharm El-Sheikh where nice tropical climate all over the year; fine in summer, sunny and warm in winter, amazing beaches with white sand, golden sun, and blue sea that spreads magic all across the people, carols reef and rare colorful fish under the sea that surprise all visitors with a whole new underwater universe. Also, there are adventure tours like snorkeling, diving and water sports, Super Safari by quads, and Jeep to discover the western desert and do a little camping within the Bedouin Sahara.
Egypt is the home of the most important monuments across the course of the three holy religions of the divine across more than 3500 years. Religious tourism is represented in a combination of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian monuments and sacred places in Sinai like El-Tor, Mount Catherine Ben Ezra Synagogue, the hanging church, Abu Serga Church, and more. Egypt is the home to "Al Azhar" the biggest source of Islamic doctrine in the world, and home to students from all over the world that’s come to learn about Islamic knowledge, Ibn Tulan Mosque, Amr Ibn Al-As mosque, and more within the city of minarets.
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Medical tourism is represented in Helwan, El Ain El Sokhna, Oasis, Sinai, Hurghada, and Safaga, using black sand and natural spring water which was also used for many medical purposes like recovery from many diseases such as rheumatoid, arthritis, Psoriasis and many other diseases.
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