There is hardly any other country, apart from Egypt, that has fascinated tourists and researchers alike for many centuries. Egypt was home to the oldest modern civilizations which still seems to be alive in the thousands of wonders they have left behind. Traveling in Egypt is like virtually stepping
back to a different era of royalty, power, myths and enigma.
Situated in the northern part of Africa, Egypt is one of the most populous countries of the continent. It covers a total area of 1,002,450 sq. km which incorporates the vast Sahara Desert. Leaving the beautiful Nile Valley, most of the Egypt is arid desert; though as beautiful. Egypt is connected to Middle East in Asia by a land bridge. The country is bordered by Mediterranean Sea in north, Israel to northeast, Red Sea to east, Libya to west and Sudan to south.
Nile River that divides Egypt almost into two equal halves has been the lifeline for the earliest of civilizations as well as for the present one. The only arable lands are present around Nile thus supporting cities to thrive. This also means that most of the attractions of the country are situated around this river.
The Valley of Kings, The Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, the massive rock temples of Abu Simbel are the first things that come to mind as soon as one tries to visualize Egypt. However, there is more to Egypt than just beautiful rock sculptures and vest deserts. To explore the best of Egypt, just take a cruise on River Nile that invariably gives you glimpses of the most beautiful sights.
One look of the Cairo skyline and you will know that this is the most happening city in Egypt. It is the capital city of Egypt and also the largest. The city is clearly demarcated into medieval Islamic city and modern city. The age old citadels and houses, narrow and crowded streets define the medieval Cairo whereas sky kissing towers, wide and long roads constitute the modern Cairo. Alexandria is the second largest city of Egypt and has the largest port of the country. This city too has some really wonderful attractions and matches up to Cairo when it comes to so called 'City Life'. [-]