Important Egypt Cities

Cairo

Alexandria

Luxor

Aswan

Sharm Elsheik

Hurghada

Port Said

Suez

Guide to all Egypt attractions here are 75 sites listed here, with more to come in the future!

Sites

in

Lower

Egypt

:

The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

Among the major tourist sites.

The Step Pyramid at Sakkara

is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt!

The Open Air Museum of Memphis

The Open Air Museum at Memphis is one of the “must see” sites in Egypt

The Pyramids of Dashur

is one of the extraordinarily wonderful Islamic Monuments

The Pyramid of Meidum

It is one of those sites that had, and still keeps, lots of secrets!!

The Egyptian Museum

is considerd to be one of the oldest, most famous, and largest museums in the world.

The Pharaonic Village

The Pharaonic Village was founded by Dr. Hassan Ragab Ph.D.

Pyramids of Giza

Among the major tourist sites.

Pyramids of Sakkara

is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt!

Pyramids of Dashur

is one of the extraordinarily wonderful Islamic Monuments

Pyramids of Abu sir

In Abu sir there are total of about 14 pyramids in this site.

Pyramid of Meidum

It is one of those sites that had, and still keeps, lots of secrets!!

Pyramids of eleisht

is built by Amenmehat I who changed the governing system of Egypt.

Pyramids of Hawara

one of the wonderful Egyptian destinations.

Pyramids of Abu Rawash

is belongs to Djedefre who reigned at the fourth dynasty after king khufu.

Pyramids of EL-Lahoun

The site of El – Lahoun is the southernmost pyramid structure in Egypt.


Sites

to

see

while

visiting

Cairo:

The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

Among the major tourist sites.

The Step Pyramid at Sakkara

is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt!

The Open Air Museum of Memphis

The Open Air Museum at Memphis is one of the “must see” sites in Egypt

The Pyramids of Dashur

is one of the extraordinarily wonderful Islamic Monuments

The Pyramid of Meidum

It is one of those sites that had, and still keeps, lots of secrets!!

The Egyptian Museum

is considerd to be one of the oldest, most famous, and largest museums in the world.

The Castle of Saladin

The citadel was used as the seat of the king.

The Old Market of Khan El-Khalili

one of the most interesting bazaars.

The Cairo Tower

This city looks quite different from above than what one see from bellow

The Hanging Church

is considered the oldest church in the area of Al-Fustat (Old Cairo).

Santa Barbara

The church of St. Barbara is one of the oldest and the most remarkable churches in Cairo. .

St. Sergious Church

was built in the centre of the Ancient Roman fort of Babylon.

Ben Ezra Synagogue

In the Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Synagogue is described as “A prayer place for the Jews”.

The Coptic museum

an area which is full of Coptic Churches and chapels.


Old

Islamic

Cairo:

Refai Mosque

is considered one of the remarkable Islamic structures in Cairo.

Mosque of Mohamed Ali

is amongst the most interesting Mosques in Egypt.

Mosque Sultan Hassan

is one of the extraordinarily wonderful Islamic Monuments In the Islamic World.

Mosque of EL Hakim

has started since the Moslems first opened Egypt in 641 AD.

Mosque of Ahmed Ben Tulun

is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo.

Mosue of Amro Ibn Elass

is the first mosque built in Egypt and Africa .

The Pharaonic Village

The Pharaonic Village was founded by Dr. Hassan Ragab Ph.D.


Sites

to

visit

in

Luxor:

Luxor Temple

is among the most beautiful Temples in Egypt.

Karnak Temple

is the largest Temple in the World!

The Colossi of Memnon

The Greeks gave them their name, after the Trojan hero Agha Memnon.

Valley of the Kings

was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs and is located on the west bank at Luxor.

Hatshepsut Temple At Deir El-Bahri

is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt.

Medinat Hapu Temple of Ramses III

is one of the largest memorial Temples in Egypt.

Valley of the Queens

It contains about 70 tombs.

Valley of the Nobles

is locatThe site has rock cut tombs of Nobles

Temple of Dendera

is very famous for the manufacture of water pots

Temple of Esna

It was the ancient city of Senat, called Latopolis by the Greeks.

Temple of Abydos

is located to the west of El-Baliana.


Sites

to

visit

in

Aswan:

Temple of Kom Ombo

is situated on the East side of the Nile.

The Temple of Edfu

is located 60Km to the north of Aswan.

Philae Temple

It was also known by the Greek “Elephantine”.

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk lies, in its original location, in a granite quarry in Aswan.

The High Dam

is one of the most important achievements of the in the last century in Egypt.

Tomb Chapels of the Nobles

situated near the West Bank of Aswan in front of the Northern section.

Aswan Botanical Island

the famous visits in Aswan is to see the botanical gardens of Aswan.

Abu Simbel Temples

are amongst the most interesting Pharaonic Temples.


All

Temples

of

Egypt

:

Temple of Karnack

is the largest Temple in the World.

Temple of Luxor

is among the most beautiful Temples in Egypt.

Temple of Hatshepsut

is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt.

Temple of Abydos

is located to the west of El-Baliana.

Temple of Dendera

is located about 4KM from the River Nile.

Temple of Madinat Habu

is one of the largest memorial Temples in Egypt.

Temple of Esna

It was the ancient city of Senat.

Temple of Edfu

was a flourishing city in Ancient Times.

Temple of Maharraqa

Small temple that goes back the end of the Greco-Roman period.

Temple of Dakka

was built by the Nubian Agher Amon who ruled at the time of king Ptolemy II.

Temple of Abu Simbel

are amongst the most interesting Pharaonic Temple.

Temple of Kiosk of Qertassi

is dedicated to goddess Hathor goddess of love Music and maternity .

Temple of Ramesseum

was built by Ramses II the as a funerary Temple in 1304-1207 B.C.

Temple of Derr

is located 208 KM south of Aswan.

Temple of Wadi es-Sebua

It is located 150 km south of Aswan.

Temple of Amada

is located 20 KM to the south of Wadi es-Sebua.

Tomb of Aniba

belongs to one of the officials who lived at the time of Ramses II and was called Pennut.

Temple of Kalabsha

is located 65 KM south of Aswan dam.

Kaser Ibrim

is located 235 KM to the south of Aswan.

Temple of Amada

is located 20 KM to the south of Wadi es-Sebua.

Tomb of Aniba

belongs to one of the officials who lived at the time of Ramses II and was called Pennut.

Ancient Egypt Temples

Temples were very important in ancient Egypt and people

Temple of Kalabsha

is located 65 KM south of Aswan dam.


Sites

in

Alexandria:

The city of Alexandria

The city created by Alexander the Great in 333BCEn.

The Catacomb of kom el-shoukafa

in which the bodies of the deceased were lowered.

The Memorial of Diocletian (the Pompey’s Pillar)

is the biggest memorial column in Egypt.

The Castle of Quaitbay

is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds.

Roman amphitheatre in Alexandria

is one of the most popular monuments located in the city.


Sites

in Lake

Nasser

and

Nubia:

Temple of Abu- Simbel

are amongst the most interesting Pharaonic Temples.

Temple of Amada

is located 20 KM to the south of Wadi es-Sebua.

Temple of Derr

is located 208 KM south of Aswan.

Tomb of Aniba

one of the officials who lived at the time of Ramses II.

Temple of Wadi es-Sebua

is located 150 km south of Aswan.

Temple of Dekka

was built by the Nubian Agher Amon who ruled at the time of king Ptolemy II.

Temple of Mahraka

Small temple that goes back the end of the Greco-Roman period.

Temple of Kalabsha

is located 65 KM south of Aswan dam.

Kaser ebrim

is located 235 KM to the south of Aswan.


Other

Sites:

Saint Catherine Monastery

a great attraction for the Christian monks.

monastery of st. paul

is about 40 Km to the south of the monastery of St. Anthony.

monastery of st. Anthony

this church is rectangular in shape and measures 20 metres by 10 metres.

The Kharga oasis

is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Bahayia oasis

is the northernmost oasis of Egypt.

The Farfra oasis

hosts many monuments, including a number of unique pyramids.

The Siwa Oasis

is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

City of Rosetta

is situated on the western bank of the branch of the Nile called “Rashid”.

Wadi el natron

is located 100 km to the north west of Cairo.


Egypt

Museums:

The Egyptian Museum

is considerd to be one of the oldest, most famous, and largest museums in the world.

The Coptic museum

an area which is full of Coptic Churches and chapels.

The Islamic Museum

is considered to be one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.

The National Museum of Alexadria

is located in the Horeya Street .

The Nubian museum

is located between Aswan to the North and the city of Debba in Sudan to the South.

Mahmoud khalil modern art museum

The most interesting and remarkable art museums.

Luxor Museum

is located on the East Bank of the River Nile in the city of Luxor.


Egypt

Famous

Tombs:

Amenhotep I

Amenshotep I was the second Pharaoh who ruled in the 18th Dynasty in ancient Egypt

Horemheb

Horemheb, the successor of Ay, served in the courts of Amenophis IV

Inherkhau

This valley was inhabited by painters, laborers, craftsmen and cravers

Irunefer

Irunefer’s tomb no 290, referred as TT 290 is located at the far end of the Western Cemetery

Khaemhat

Khaemhat or Mahu was a Royal Scribe and the “Overseer of the Granaries of Upper

Khaemwaset

Khaemwaset was one of the sons of Ramesses III, and the prince held the title of the Eldest Son of the King

Kheruef

TT 192, which is the private tomb of Kheruef

Khonsu

Khonsu, also known as To, with the title First Prophet of Menkheperre

Menna

It’s believed that Menna worked at Karnak at the Temple of Amun and supervised field measurement

Merneptah

Throne of Merneptah was named as Ba-en-re Mery-netjeru

Nakht

Nakht, who held the title of Astronomer of Amun, or Observer of the Hours

Neferrenpet

Neferrenpet or Kenro was a Scribe and an officer of the Treasury at Thebes

Nefersekheru

Scribe of the Divine Offerings of all the Gods’ and ‘Officer in the Treasury

Nefertari

Valley of the Queens, also known by the names Biban el-Sultanat

Pashedu

Pashedu, whose father was Menna, is believed to be the first member in his family

Ramesses-i

KV 16, the tomb of Rameses I, is located opposite to the tomb of Horemheb

Ramesses-ii

KV7 tomb in the Valley of the Kings is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh

Ramesses-iii

The tomb of Ramesses III, designated as KV 11, is a complex system

Ramesses-ii-sons

The tomb is a subterranean, rock-cut tomb located in the main wadi

Ramesses-iv

Tomb number KV2 in the Valley of the Kings is the burial place of Ramesses IV

Ramesses-vi

KV9, which is said to be the tomb of Ramesses VI, is located in the main wadi of Valley

Ramesses-ix

Ramesses IX was perhaps the most successful who helped in returning Egypt

Ramesses-vii

The tomb KV1 is the burial place of Ramesses VII and it’s a small tomb

Ramesses-x

Used during the New Kingdom, twentieth dynasty, Tomb KV 18 in the Valley of the Kings

Ramesses-xi

Tomb KV4 which is the final resting place of king Ramesses XI

Ramesses-Mentuherkhepshef

Mentuherkhepshef, who was the son of Ramesses IX

Ramose

Ramose was a Vizier during the eighteenth dynasty

Rekhmire

Rekhmire was a Vizier during the reigns of Tuthmose III and Amenhotep II

Roy

Roy was a royal scribe and a steward in the estate of the King Horemheb

Sennedjem

Sennedjem who lived during the reign of Seti I

Sennefer

Sennefer was an important Egyptian official during the rule of Amenhotep II

Seti I

Tomb of Seti I, referred as KV17, is located in the southeast branch

Seti II

The son of King Merenptah and Queen Isonofret, Seti II Userkheperure

Shuroy

Shuroy who lived during the Ramesside period in the 19th Dynasty

Siptah

The tomb of Siptah referred as KV47 is located in the Valley of the Kings

Sitre In

The tomb number KV 60 in the Valley of the Kings at the west bank of Luxor

Tausert & Setnakht

The tomb KV14 in the Valley of the Kings at the west bank of Luxor in Egypt

Tutankhamen

Tutankhamen the meaning of which was the Living image of Amun

Tuthmosis I

Thutmosis I was the third Pharaoh who ruled in the 18th dynasty in Egypt

Tuthmosis I & Hatshepsut

The tomb KV 20 at the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor

Thutmosis III

KV34 in the Valley of the Kings is said to be the final resting place

Tuthmosis IV

Located in the east valley, the tomb of Tuthmosis IV

Tyti

Tyti is believed to have been the wife of Ramesses III

Userhat (TT51)

Userhat lived during the 19th dynasty and had an unusual post of grave

Userhat (TT56)

Userhat who lived during the eighteenth dynasty in Egypt

Yuya & Tjuyu

Yuva ad Tjuyu, who lived during the 18th dynasty in Egypt


Egypt

Main

Cities:

City of Cairo

It is located on both banks of the River Nile.

City of Alexandria

the city created by Alexander the Great in 333BCE.

City of Luxor

Located in Upper Egypt Luxor has been described as the world’s biggest open air museum.

City of Aswan

Egypt’s 3rd largest city, and the largest in Upper Egypt.

City of Hurghada

The area has two of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Coptic Egypt.

City of Sharm El shiek

the finest city in the world for peace and beauty.

City of Port Said

Portsaid is considered to be the third most important city in Egypt.

City of Ismailia

is one of the most beautiful Egyptian destinations.

City of Marsa Matrouh

is an excellent place for shopping.

City of Rossetta

is situated on the western bank of the branch of the Nile called “Rashid”.

City of Elfayoum

is located about 70Km southwest of from Cairo.

City of Al menia

s considered to be one of the most important governorates of Upper Egypt .

City of Al arish

is the largest city in the Sinai Peninsula and the administration capital of the governorate.

City of Suez

is the capital of a governorate that holds the same name located to the East of the Nile.

City of Belbies

is considered to be among the important historical cities in Egypt.

City of Damietta

is the capital of the governorate that holds the same name.

The City of Zagazig

is one of large cities of the Eastern section of the Nile Delta in Egypt.

City of Fayed

is situated on banks of Lake Bitter between Ismailia and Suez.

City of Manzala

lies near Port Said and is in northeastern Egypt.

City of Akhmim

is only 10 km from Sohag, which is connected to many cities of Egypt.

City of Al Badari

s a tourist place which is known for its Predynastic cemeteries.

City of Al-Baliyana

is a major city of the governorate spread over an area of 160 square km.

City of Asyut

s largest town of Upper Egypt and houses the third largest university of the country.

City of Beni Mazar

is also known by the names Beni-Hassan and Bani Hassan in some areas.

City of Bilqas

a metropolis in Egypt, is a place that has something in its arsenal for every traveler.

City of DARAW

is a place in Aswan, Egypt and is mainly known for its camel market.

City of El-Kanater al-Khiria

often spelled as El Kanater El Khairia, is among the major cities.

City of El-Matareya

also known as Mataria or Matariyyah is a region located in the Dakahila Governorate of Egypt.

City of Faqous

is a town in the Ash Sharqiyah Governorate in Egypt.

City of Girga

a city in the country famous for its desert.

City of Kafr el-Dawwar

is a large town in Egypt located near Alexandria between Cairo.

City of Kafr Shukr

is an administrative centre in the Qalyubiya governorate of Egypt

City of Manfalut

in Egypt is a populated place located in the Asyut Governorate in Upper Egypt.

City of Mit Ghamr

is located between 4 governorates and shares boundaries with all of them.

City of Naj Hammadi

The town is situated in the Qena governorate on west bank of river Nile.

City of Qalyub

The town lies to the north of the metropolitan area of Cairo.

City of Sadat

in Egypt is a markaz located in the northern part of the country.

City of Tahta

is located in Upper Egypt along the west bank of the River Nile.

City of Tall Al Kebir

is situated at a distance of 75 km to the south from Port Said.

City of Zifta

lies in the Al Gharbiyah region and is located in the continent of Africa.

Kafr Al-Zayat

is very well-connected with many towns, cities and other places.