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21 Photos to Inspire You To Visit Egypt

If you have always thought about taking a trip to Egypt but haven’t been- what are you waiting for?!?! Egypt is a land of magic and mystery, of friendly people and fabulous food. From Cairo, to Luxor, to Aswan, travel up and down the Nile River in pictures. Here are 21 photos to inspire you to book that ticket, take that trip, and live your best life!

Standing in front of the Great Sphinx.  Keep your pyramid tickets.  You will need to show them multiple times.

In the pyramid complex, there is a road to travel to different viewpoints.  This is the panoramic viewpoint stop, where your visit to Egypt and the pyramids won’t be complete without a camel visit.

Sitting in front of the pyramids

If you are looking for things to do on your visit to Egypt, the pyramids have to be your first stop.  This photo was taken right after entering the complex.

The Nubian Village is Aswan is very colorful and often seen by boat when visiting Egypt.  If you have limited time, then I would advise you skip it.

Philae Temple in Aswan is gorgeous, and you should make time for it when visiting Egypt.  The morning light makes for beautiful photos before it gets too hot.

This silly picture was taken on the side view of the Great Sphinx complex.

The Philae Temple is home to many friendly cats.  In Egypt, cats are highly respected and are generally taken care of.

Standing in front of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is in southern Egypt, about 20 km from the Sudan border.  This was one of my favorite things we did on the our trip to Egypt.  It was a three hour ride from Aswan.  It is incredibly hot there (140 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer) so get there as early as you can.

Agatha Christie wrote  her famous novel Death on the Nile while in residence at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. In my opinion, this was some of the prettiest Nile views we saw.

Inside Abu Simbel temple.  Abu Simbel is one of the most crowded spots you will visit on your Egypt trip, going at opening (7am) is the best shot.

There are so many beautiful viewpoints of the Nile River.  This the side of the Philae Temple.


The columns in the Karnak Temple (Luxor) will leave you awestruck.  No visit to Egypt is complete without a visit to this landmark.


Who’s buried in Tut’s tomb? ? King Tut’s tomb was found in Luxor by archeologist Howard Franklin.  The treasures inside were taken to the National Museum in Cairo.  Tut’s mummy was too fragile to move, so it lies protected still in the tomb.

The colors in Luxor are beautifully preserved. The hieroglyphs and architecture of ancient Egypt are like stepping through time.

Be sure to leave an entire day to spend in the pyramid complex on your trip.

You can climb partway up the pyramids, however climbing up to the top is forbidden.


At the end of the pyramid complex area is another viewpoint you shouldn’t miss. There will also be many people selling souvenirs like this head scarf.


The sheer size and scale of the Karnak temple is incredible.  This would be on any list of things to do in Egypt.


Don’t be afraid to take photos from different perspectives.


The main shopping area is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.  You can find anything there, but be sure and bargain.  Do not accept the asking price!  Spices are quite reasonable here as well.


While the pyramids of Giza get all the attention, don’t miss the Saqqara pyramids located about 30 minutes away.  It was built about 2600 BC and it is incredible that its as well preserved as it is.


Check out these other blog posts:

A Week in Egypt

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  1. Jackie

    December 14, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Loved the article. Pictures were outstanding

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