Finding the Urban Jungle in Egypt
Egypt is home to thousands of years of rich culture and history. That land has been home to many great civilizations over their history from ancient Egyptians to Romans and later Islamic conquerors. Making Egypt a multicultural center of preserving various cultures and architecture.
Egypt is home to a wide range of buildings spanning different eras and civilizations. The famous ones are the pyramid of Giza and the immortal city of Luxor in Thebes. A photography visit to Egypt is both an enriching cultural as well once in a lifetime learning experience. Let’s take a look at all the cities you should visit in your search for the Urban Jungle in Egypt.
1. Sharm El Sheikh
Located on the coast of the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh is a beautiful beach resort town. Go snorkeling or deep-sea diving in the beautiful coral reef surrounding the city. While it is not your typical Egyptian city filled with historic pyramids and structures, there is a lot of other beauty to be captured in Sharam El Sheikh.
Bur Sharam El Sheikh is home to a few important other historic sites such as House Horeb, this is where according to legend Moses received his Ten Commandments.
Thebes, the city of Kings is one of the most popular places to visit in Egypt. It is home to places like the immortal city of Luxor. Luxor has preserved ancient Egyptian history and culture for more than 4000 years.
You can experience things like the famous El Karnak Temple or the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Thebes is also home to the infamous valley of kings which houses 63 tombs of famous personalities of ancient Egyptian civilizations like Ramses and Tutankhamun.
Located on the eastern bank of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan is a land filled with legend and mythology. Aswan houses breathtaking temples and great structures like the Temple of the goddess Isis. These structures vary in style from ancient Egypt to Egypt under roman rule.
While in Aswan you can also experience the unique Nubian architecture as infamous Nubian houses are plentiful in Aswan. Other things to look out for in Aswan are the Nubian handicrafts and porcelain industry.
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Alexandria was Europe's gateway into Egypt for hundreds of years. Alexandria is one of the many cities named after the famous Macedonian conqueror, but few reach the glory as Alexandria has throughout the years.
Other than famous historical and archaeological sites, Alexandria is also home to modern museums and other cultural attractions that offer a fusion of ancient Egyptian and roman cultures.
The capital of Egypt and the crown jewel of the ancient Egyptian civilization, Cairo is a city of wonders and dreams. It has housed great civilizations over the years and has a history that goes as far back as 5000 years. The great pyramid of Khufu in Giza is just a drive away.
Cairo offers a little bit of everything Egypt is known for like history, culture, architecture, and tradition. From citadels to pyramids and statutes, Cairo has everything you would expect to see in Egypt.
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