When you are visiting Egypt, most of the exploration will revolve around Temples, Museums and other government-controlled monuments. After all, the fascinating history of this enchanting country is preserved in these venues for the public to relish. All these attractions follow timings to the dot, therefore, you should make sure that you are thorough with the timings and reach the venue at the right time. Also, knowing the entrance fees to the venues will help you with budget planning. So let’s get straight to it.
Here is a list of attractions and things to do in Egypt that you should not absolutely miss.
The West Bank
According to Egyptian beliefs, the East bank of Nile is auspicious and the West bank is related to death and afterlife. Therefore, most of the iconic pyramids and tombs fall on the West bank of Nile and the temples and museums fall on the other side.
The Pyramids of Giza
The most iconic attraction of Egypt should take precedence in this list. The majestic Pyramids are on everybody’s Egypt Holidays bucket list. The general entrance fee to enter the Giza Pyramid complex is 120 Egyptian Pound for adults and 60 EGP for students. The UNESCO World Heritage Site will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
The Egyptian Museum preserves the legacy of a glorious civilization in the best way possible. The Museum, which is one of the largest museums in the area, exhibits over 120,000 Egyptian vestiges. The museum, which is also known as the Cairo Museum, opens at 9 AM and will remain open till 5 PM.
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings, where many Egyptian Pharaohs lived and died for 500 years, offers many famed attractions for the tourist to marvel. The valley includes resting places of Tutankhamun, Ramses VI, Ramses I, Ramses IV and many more. You can visit the 3 tombs for 80 EGP and there are around 19 prominent tombs in the area. All the tombs in the valley will be open from 6 AM to 5 PM.
Valley of the Queens
The magnificent tombs were not just for the Kings. Similar to the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Queen’s had a dedicated resting place. The tombs of eminent Queens- Nefertari, Titi, Amenherkhopshef and Kahemwaset can be found here. The tomb of Nefertari is currently closed and the rest of the tombs can be accessed by paying 35 EGP. The venue timing is between 6 AM to 5 PM.
Tombs of the Nobles
The Tombs of the Nobles comprises tombs of Egyptian nobility such as princes, princesses, priests, soldiers, viziers, officials and other important employees of the Pharaohs. The prominent Tombs in the area are the Tomb of Nakht, Menna, Rekmire, Userhet and many more. The tombs will open from 6 PM to 5 PM. The tombs are packaged into groups of two and three and the entry fee ranges from 15 EGP to 25 EGP.
The East Bank
When compared to the West Bank, only a few temples and other attractions fall on the East Bank of the Nile.
Temple of Luxor
The Luxor Temple which dates back to 1400 BCE is an attraction you shouldn’t miss during your Egypt Tour. It will cost you 50 EGP to gain access to this splendid edifice and the timing is between 6 AM to 9 PM.
Temple of Karnak
The Karnak Temple complex and open-air museum comprise chapels, decayed temples and other historic buildings. The entrance fee to enter the temple complex is 65 EGP and the timing is 6 AM to 4 PM.
The Luxor Museum is located on the East Bank of Nile River and it overlooks the West Bank of the river. The Luxor Museum exhibits many splendid displays including the tomb of Tutankhamun. The first session of the museum begins at 9 AM and will go on till 3 PM. The second session is between 4 PM to 9 PM. The entrance fee to this venue of Egypt Tourism is 80 EGP.
The myriad tombs, temples and museums of Egypt Tourism are bound to leave you awe-struck. The fact that the people who lived in ancient and simpler times managed to build a flourishing civilization is beyond everyone’s comprehension. The vestiges of this illustrious culture are still preserved in these aforementioned venues. Give this list a good read and visit as many attractions as you can and soak up the charm of Egypt travel.