Tourism in Egypt, 10 Reasons to Visit Egypt. Tourism is one of the most important income sources for the Egyptian economy. The number of foreign tourists coming to the country every year is decreasing in Egypt, which is the summit of tourism between 2010-2012. After the Egyptian revolution that took place in 2011, the number of tourists who are gradually declining has risen to 8 million in 2017, reaching 5.4 million in 2016.
Beginning slowly to overcome the difficulties in the tourism sector, Egypt is a candidate for becoming a rising tourism region. In addition, Egypt is ranked 114th among 115 countries in the current costofliving order of 2018, which means that Egypt is the cheapest country in the world. Here are 10 reasons to go to Egypt.
Alexandria was once known as the intersection of information city and the world. It was renowned for hosting more than 500,000 old books and one of the world’s largest libraries. Unfortunately, the library disappeared in an earthquake of the 14th century.
2. The Khan Al-Khalili
One of the biggest bazaars of the Middle East and a paradise for those who like to bargain. Here you can find excellent handcrafts. Khan al-Khalili is located in Cairo.
3. Sawa Oasis
Throughout history, many monarchs have visited this temple and asked for help from gods they believe to be able to overcome their enemies. So you should definitely see this place. Afterwards you can swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Cleopatra pool, drink local Siwan tea and enjoy the taste of hurmas.
4. Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam is a city famous for its dives. It has a coast to the Red Sea. There are world famous beaches. Here you can dive and explore the reefs. It has a great diversity in terms of sea life and it is a place that makes you wonder about having the Red Sea. Abu Dabab Beach is the most famous beach and people usually prefer to dive here.
Built on the ruins of Thebes, the ancient Egyptian city, the city is referred to as “the world’s largest open-air museum”. In the city built on the banks of the Nile River, there are dozens of temples and historical monuments. The Karnak temples in this city are the most visited sites in Egypt after the pyramids.
6. Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert is the world’s most well-known desert. You can walk in this snack or take a 4×4 ride in the snack. Another exciting thing you can try is the sandboard.
7. Giza Pyramids
One of the wonders of the world. Giza’s mysterious pyramids are undoubtedly the best-known tourist destination of Egypt. It is an invaluable experience to see these pyramids that you see on paper, on the internet, on television.
8. Ebu Simbel
Temple of Abu Simbel located in southern Egypt and ancient Egyptian pharaonic II. It is one of the most important ancient temples built by Ramses. II.Ramses made these temples to show their power to their enemies and to show their love for Nefetari, which is the most favorite. Furthermore, the rocks were carved and completed in 20 years. One of the most interesting features is that it is designed to come directly to the daylight on the day of Ramses’ birthday (June 21st) at the time of the worship stone in it.
It is a nice holiday destination with both luxury hotels and more modest ones. The city is spectacular and is known for its beaches. Furthermore, if you are looking for a nice holiday, Hurghada is a great place and you can not find a cheaper place in the world.
10. Snorkel Diving
We mentioned in the above headings but there is a benefit to appear in the separate heading. If you want to snorkel and explore the underwater life, Egypt is one of the best places in the world. Moreover, you can see Sea Turtles, colorful fishes, reefs and much more.