King Ramses II

King Ramses II

King Ramses II

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Who is King Ramses II?

King Ramses II one of the greatest pharaohs who ruled Egypt, he Known as Ramesses II or Sese also called Ramesses The Great, he was the third king of the 19th dynasty (1292-1186 BCE), he was born in 1303 BC to his father the Pharaoh Sethi I and his mother Queen Tuya. he was second-in-command during his father’s military campaigns in Nubia, Libya, and Palestine when he was just  14 years old and when he was 22 years old he was leading the campaigns with his sons.

When did Ramses II Get the Throne of Egypt?

After the death of his father, Ramses set on the thrones of Egypt in 1279 B.C at the age of 25 years old and he was the Pharaoh of Egypt for 66 years until 1213 BC, he was a smart military leader, he protects his empire against many of enemies like Hittites, Libyans, Syrians, and Nubians. He led his army which reached in his era to 100,000 men who would send many campaigns to Nubia and Levant to expand his empire and return the glory of the Egyptian empire, the control on many cities in the Levant and warn the Hittites from their unwise actions. Which started the battle of Kadesh between Ramses II and the hotties in the city of Kadesh in one of the oldest battle in the history, no one won in this battle which made both sides make the first peace treaty in the history. Ramses was a great empire Known for stability and progress in this period.

What are the Best Works of King Ramses II?

He built a new city in the Nile River delta called Per Ramessu to be his home while being at war with Hittites, Ramses is considered to be the second longest king to ever rule Egypt, he also known as a Great builder, during his period he constructed many temples and rebuild many of  his ancestor temples and added to it like Amenhotep III Temple in Luxor, which are the hall of columns in El-Karnak Temple and he built his own temples the largest temple was found in the west bank of the river was the Ramesseum temple that shows his campaigns to Nubia and the great achievements, he built Abu Simbel Complex that contains two temples one for Ramses II and decorated with his victory in his battles and other for him and his wife Nefertari. He was one of the famous kings to rule Egypt, his name was mentioned on every temple and monuments were made in his era.

Note Abu Simbel temple one of the most tourist attractions places in Egypt, where is a lot of tourists prefer to visit it as a part of their Luxor and Aswan Nile cruise.

When did King Ramses II Die?

King Ramses II was a great and powerful king who had about 200 wives most famous of them was Nefertari, and had about 111 sons and 51 daughters. He died in 1213 B.C at the age of 90 years old, his body was in Valley of Kings in Luxor then moved to The Egyptian Museum in Cairo like his great statue that’s moved from Ramses Square.

If you prefer to discover more about Ancient Egyptian Civilization then you should visit Egypt ”Cradle of Human Civilization” and witness these historical monuments. So you can explore our Egypt tour packages and book your most suitable tour.

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Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

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The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library.

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish. Read More About Egyptian Food

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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