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10 Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples

The temples of ancient Egypt

The spectacular temples that were constructed in ancient Egypt to pay homage to the gods and pharaohs are well-known today. You'll learn that these temples were not just sites of worship but also served as hubs of political, monetary, and cultural influence during one of our Egypt Tours. The following are 10 of the most stunning ancient Egyptian temples that are recommended as must-see locations on Egypt day tours:

  1. Amun temple at Karnak: The Karnak temple is regarded as one of the most magnificent structures from ancient Egypt. Many lesser temples, notably the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khonsu, and the Temple of Ptah, make up the temple complex. The complex, which was constructed over a 2,000-year period, is renowned for its enormous pylon gateways, enormous columns, exquisite reliefs, and hieroglyphs. Our Luxor day tours include a visit to the temple of Amun, one of the most significant temples in ancient Egypt. Throughout the New Kingdom, it served as Egypt's governmental and religious center and was the main temple for the Amun cult.
  2. Ramses II Temple at Large sculptures of Ramses II and other Egyptian pharaohs may be found in ABU SIMBEL's Temple of Ramses II. Four 20-meter-high sculptures of Ramses II adorn the front of this temple, which was constructed under Ramses II's rule. In order to prevent flooding from the Aswan High Dam, the Abu Simbel Temple was moved in the 1960s. The temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel temple is one of the most famous tourist destinations on our Aswan day tours. Its enormous sculptures are a rare example of ancient Egyptian architecture.
  3. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri: The Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri is an impressive temple complex that was built during the reign of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's most powerful female pharaohs. The temple is known for its terraced design and its well-preserved reliefs and inscriptions. The temple of Hatshepsut is unique in that it was built by a female pharaoh, Hatshepsut was one of the most successful pharaohs in Egypt's history and her temple reflects her power and influence. What do you think about taking the Luxor East bank day tour ? There you will enjoy the sound and light show in Karnak temple.
  4. temple of Luxor: The Temple of Luxor is an impressive temple complex that was built during the reign of Amenhotep III and Ramses II. The temple is known for its large pylon gates, its well-preserved reliefs and inscriptions, and its stunning avenue of sphinxes. During Egypt travel packages you will explore the annual festival of Opet, which was a religious festival where the statue of the god Amun was carried in a grand procession from the temple of Karnak to the temple of Luxor. If you love history, I suggest taking a luxor west bank day tour, there you will discover the most important tombs in the valley of the kings, queens and hatshepsut temple.
  5. Temple of Horus at Edfu: The Temple of Horus at Edfu is an impressive temple that was built during the Ptolemaic period. The temple of Horus at Edfu is one of the best-preserved temples that must be seen during our Egypt Luxury tours, If you are interested to discover Aswan, i recommend book our top attractions of Aswan day tour, in this unique journey you will enjoy with Aswan high dam, unfinished obelisk, phiale temple. Aswan is full of islands so it is a great place to try Egypt Nile cruise tours.
  1. Temple of Seti I at Abydos: The Temple of Seti I at Abydos is an impressive temple that was built during the reign of Seti I. The temple is known for its well-preserved reliefs and inscriptions, as well as its large pylon gates.
  1. Temple of Ptah at Memphis: The Temple of Ptah at Memphis is an impressive temple that was built during the Old Kingdom period. The city of Memphis is considered a great spot that tells about Egyptian history in our Egypt Classic tours. If you are looking to discover ancient Egyptian cities in Egypt, we offer a day trip to Memphis, Sakkara and pyramids; all these amazing attractions are included in our Giza day tours.
  1. Temple of Tuthmosis III at Medinet Habu: The Temple of Tuthmosis III at Medinet Habu is an impressive temple that was built during the 18th dynasty.
  1. Temple of Montu at Tod: TThe spectacular Temple of Montu at Tod was constructed in the 18th dynasty.
  2. Temple of Isis at Philae: An remarkable temple that was constructed during the Ptolemaic era is the Temple of Isis at Philae. The temple is well-known for its enormous pylon gates, well-preserved reliefs, and inscriptions. In these great Egypt Cultural tours, you will discover the most famous Egyptian mythology is Isis and Osiris that tells eternal love stories.

 

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

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