More about Egypt's attractions
For historical insights in a more central
location, don’t miss a visit to Cairo’s medieval district, where you will find
an ancient collection of mosques (including one of the largest mosques in the
world – Ibn Tulun), churches, hammams, tea shops, Al-Azhar University
(considered the oldest university in Egypt), and the 14th century
Khan-el-Khalili market (‘souk’), where vendors sell perfume, carpets, precious
stones and more. The Egyptian Museum is another great place to visit in Cairo,
with over 120,000 different artefacts, from jewellery and pottery to mummies
and royal treasures.
Water activities are also popular with locals and tourists in Egypt.
Whether you’re scuba diving in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, sailing at the
remote village of Dahab on the Sinai Peninsula, yachting at Sharm el-Sheikh,
windsurfing at Moon Beach, or taking a romantic cruise down the River Nile,
opportunities are endless throughout the country.