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Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia. It is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast, Sudan to the north, and Libya to the west. It lies on the boundary of the Mediterranean to the north and Red Seas to the east. Egypt is home to ancient Egyptian civilisation, best known for its hieroglyphs, mummies, pyramids, and temples. Modern Egypt, on the other hand, is regarded as a regional and middle power and an important influence in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Muslim community because of its culture, military, and politics. In addition, its economy is one of the largest and most diverse in the Middle East, with almost equal production levels on its tourism, agriculture, industry, and service sectors. Its capital and largest city is Cairo.

Visiting renowned and historic archaeological sites is a no-brainer for anyone who’s visiting Egypt. You can divide these locations according to cities to cover more areas. In Cairo, the most famous sites are the Pyramids of Giza, which symbolise the archetypal pyramid structures of ancient Egyptian civilisation; the Sphinx; and the base of the Giza plateau. Cairo is also home to the pyramids and temples of Dahshur and Saqqara, the Citadel of Salah El Din, the Egyptian Museum, and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. Meanwhile, Alexandria is known as the primary summer attraction in Egypt. Some of the important places that you should visit here are the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qa'edbay's Castle, Qasr El Montaza (El Montaza Palace), and numerous Greek and Roman monuments. Aswan is home to many temples and ancient monuments, but most distinctly, here lies Geziret El Nabatat, the Island of Plants, where you can find rare species of flora. Luxor’s temples; Port Said’s summer attractions and shopping areas (a free-trade zone); the mountains and beaches in Ain Sokhna; and Sharm El Sheikh’s diving and snorkelling sites, as well as safari are all top tourist locations as well.

How to get around within Egypt

There are several ways to navigate around the country, all of which are convenient since these networks (air, rail, and bus) run an extensive operation throughout Egypt. If you plan to get around on a plane, you should know that domestic flights cover most major towns and tourist locations. Egyptian National Railways, which is owned by the state, runs almost all trains in the country, while the night trains are run by privately owned Abela Egypt. The country’s long-distance bus network is handled mostly by government-owned companies like Bedouin Bus, East Delta, El Gouna, Golden Arrow, Pullman, Super Jet, Upper Egypt Bus Co, and West Delta. Taxis in the city are cost-effective and convenient. But take note that not all taxis have meters. You can also get around by ferry, which has operates a ferry service between the Red Sea resort of Hurghada and Sharm-El-Sheikh.

How to get there

There are numerous international airports that operate in Egypt. They are Cairo International Airport (the primary entry point in the country and also serves as the hub of Egyptair, the national carrier), Luxor International Airport, Alexandria Nozha, Aswan International Airport, Burg Al-Arab International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Marsa Alam International Airport, and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. Other ways of getting in are via boat, bus, and car.  

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