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King Khafre (King Chephren)

King Chephren (Khafre)

In the Fourth Dynasty, King Chephren was the sultan of ancient Egypt. The erection of the second-largest pyramid at Giza (the Wonder of Egypt Tours) is among his most notable building endeavours. The life and accomplishments of King Chephren will be discussed in this blog article, along with the stories and tourist attractions he left behind at the Giza pyramids and Sphinx tour. We'll also discuss a few of the scandals that surrounded his rule.

Relatives of Khafre

Family of Khafre

For King Khafre, the family was of utmost importance. He was the oldest child of Queen Meritites I and King Khufu, who owned the greatest pyramid you will see on your day trips to Egypt's Giza pyramids. He had three sisters Nebty, Bity, and Hetepheres as well as two brothers Kanefer and Djedefre. Nefertari, the half-sister of Chephren and the daughter of Khentkawes I, got married. Together, they had four kids: a daughter called Betty, three sons named Khefren, Djedefhor, and Hornit.

Khufu, the father of Chephren, divided his dominion among his sons in his will. In 2532 BCE, Chephren succeeded to the Egyptian throne after the death of his father. He reigned for eighteen years, until dying suddenly in 2514 BCE. It's unclear what exactly killed him, however it's plausible that he was poisoned or killed. Travel packages in Egypt still reflect the rich culture that King Khufu and Khafre were successful in maintaining.

Reign of King Chephren

King Chephren

In ancient Egypt, Chephren was the fourth king of the fourth dynasty. From 2558 until 2532 BCE, he succeeded his father Khufu as ruler and reigned for 26 years. The second-largest pyramid at Giza, which carries Chephren's name and serves as the major attraction, is the structure that is most known for documenting his history in Egypt. Egypt saw enormous wealth and success during Chephren's rule.

The Egyptian economy prospered and commerce increased significantly during Chephren's leadership. The tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx that you are taking today as part of the luxury tours in Egypt were both built under his supervision. Moreover, Chephren was a major supporter of the arts, commissioning pieces that would be revered.

Great advancements in art, architecture, and trade occurred under Chephren's reign, which is considered the Golden Period of Ancient Egypt. Due to his foresight and leadership, Egypt rose to prominence in the ancient world, leaving a legacy that continues today as tourists visit various sightseeing tours in Egypt.

Khafre Pyramid of Giza complex

Khafre Pyramid of Giza complex

King Chephren's pyramid complex is one of Egypt's most spectacular and well-preserved tourist destinations. It is made up of a sizable pyramid known as the "Great Pyramid," several smaller satellite pyramids, a causeway leading to a sizable valley temple, and a tomb complex that houses the king's burial chamber along with a number of lesser chambers.

The largest and most well-known of the Egyptian pyramids is the Great Pyramid, sometimes referred to as the Pyramid of Khufu. It was created for the pharaoh Khufu (commonly known as Cheops) in the year 2560 BCE, and it is estimated that it took 20 years to complete. The pyramid is flanked by a number of smaller satellite pyramids, temples, and tombs and is located on the Giza Plateau, on the western side of the Nile River. Bring your family along on our Egypt family excursions to experience more intriguing historical sites while exploring other attractions in Egypt.

Khufu sculptures line the causeway that connects the Great Pyramid to the valley temple. Massive in size and made of limestone and granite, the valley temple features reliefs on its columns that show scenes from Khufu's life. King Chephren's tomb complex contains his burial chamber, which was hewn out of the bedrock beneath the pyramid, as well as a large number of additional rooms used for storage and rituals, and is regarded as one of Cairo's top tourist destinations.

Khafre according to ancient Greek customs

King Khafre

Khafre, the king of ancient Egypt, ruled over the Fourth Dynasty. His Pyramid at Giza, the second tallest of the three Great Pyramids and the one for which he is most well-known. Around Khafre's pyramid, a large statue with a lion's head known as the Sphinx was also constructed.

Khafre was depicted as a person with a lion's head in ancient Greek art. On occasion, it was even said that he was a lioness's child. You could hear some of the numerous stories about King Khafre on one of our inexpensive Egypt budget trips. In one story, Hermes visited Khafre and gave him a magic rod that had the power to turn anything into gold. Khafre made money off of this rod by using it, but Zeus finally punished him for his greed.

According to Greek historian Herodotus, who lived in the fifth century BC, Khafre was buried within his pyramid. This story is probably false because archaeologists have not found any evidence of a coffin like it. That yet shows how highly the Greeks regarded Khafre.

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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:

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

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.

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