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Photos: Why Egypt is the best travel destination for you

Lifestyle | reuters | June 16, 2015, 4:14 pm
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Deserted pyramids and ruined cultural heritages come to mind when thinking of Egypt. But this culturally enriched land has so much more to offer than relics of a bygone time. Egypt's strong and intriguing history, along with its many preserved scenic attractions and gripping culture prove why Egypt is one of the best holiday destinations for you. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Deserted pyramids and ruined cultural heritages come to mind when thinking of Egypt. But this culturally enriched land has so much more to offer than relics of a bygone time. Egypt's strong and intriguing history, along with its many preserved scenic attractions and gripping culture prove why Egypt is one of the best holiday destinations for you. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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The 6th October bridge spans the River Nile in Cairo. Most of Egypt's population live clustered around the Nile valley and delta, and the river is both a vital resource for the country's citizens, and a potent national symbol. Being approximately 6600 km long, River Nile is often regarded as the longest river in the world. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

The 6th October bridge spans the River Nile in Cairo. Most of Egypt's population live clustered around the Nile valley and delta, and the river is both a vital resource for the country's citizens, and a potent national symbol. Being approximately 6600 km long, River Nile is often regarded as the longest river in the world. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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A guide and a tourist look at hieroglyphics on the wall in Fiela Temple in Aswan. The temple is famous for its ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writings which cover a continuous period of over 3000 years of Egyptian history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

A guide and a tourist look at hieroglyphics on the wall in Fiela Temple in Aswan. The temple is famous for its ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writings which cover a continuous period of over 3000 years of Egyptian history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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Tourist and Egyptians travel on horses during a sandstorm near the Sphinx, around the great pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo. Carved out of a mound of natural rock, the Sphinx is a form of lion with the head of a man and one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Tourist and Egyptians travel on horses during a sandstorm near the Sphinx, around the great pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo. Carved out of a mound of natural rock, the Sphinx is a form of lion with the head of a man and one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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A guard sits inside Fiela Temple in Aswan. Aswan, the site of majestic pharaonic ruins, is one of the most famous stops on Egypt's Nile cruises, offering so much in terms of history and beauty. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

A guard sits inside Fiela Temple in Aswan. Aswan, the site of majestic pharaonic ruins, is one of the most famous stops on Egypt's Nile cruises, offering so much in terms of history and beauty. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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Thousands of Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Popularly known as the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’, Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and maintains its status as an important cultural heritage of Egypt. It is also home to the former wonder of the world, Pharos the legendary lighthouse. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Thousands of Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Popularly known as the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’, Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and maintains its status as an important cultural heritage of Egypt. It is also home to the former wonder of the world, Pharos the legendary lighthouse. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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Men ride their camels as they wait for tourists in front of a part of the Giza pyramid, near Cairo. Pyramids of Giza are famous for its mysterious and culturally enriching Egyptian history, as well as its architectural brilliance. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Men ride their camels as they wait for tourists in front of a part of the Giza pyramid, near Cairo. Pyramids of Giza are famous for its mysterious and culturally enriching Egyptian history, as well as its architectural brilliance. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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The crescent moon is seen near mosques in old Cairo on the fifth day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Old Cairo is famous for its history of the world’s oldest Christian denomination, being the home of Coptic Christian community. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

The crescent moon is seen near mosques in old Cairo on the fifth day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Old Cairo is famous for its history of the world’s oldest Christian denomination, being the home of Coptic Christian community. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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8. An Egyptian man buys a ring from a street vendor in the Khan al-Khalili area of Cairo. The Khan al-Khalili bazaar is one of the most noted tourist hot-spots, with travelers and locals alike coming here to shop for common Egyptian items and accessories. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

8. An Egyptian man buys a ring from a street vendor in the Khan al-Khalili area of Cairo. The Khan al-Khalili bazaar is one of the most noted tourist hot-spots, with travelers and locals alike coming here to shop for common Egyptian items and accessories. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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Visitors watch the sunrise from Mount Moses in the Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai peninsula is a sought after destination, thanks to its Sinai coasts, home to the best diving waters in the world, deep religious significance and elegant views. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Visitors watch the sunrise from Mount Moses in the Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai peninsula is a sought after destination, thanks to its Sinai coasts, home to the best diving waters in the world, deep religious significance and elegant views. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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A hot-air balloon flies near Ramesseum temple on the west bank of Luxor, around 650 km south of Cairo. The Ramesseum is the funerary temple of Ramses II. Located in Upper Egypt, this magnificent temple is unfortunately half in ruins but is popular among tourists for its ancient beauty and history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

A hot-air balloon flies near Ramesseum temple on the west bank of Luxor, around 650 km south of Cairo. The Ramesseum is the funerary temple of Ramses II. Located in Upper Egypt, this magnificent temple is unfortunately half in ruins but is popular among tourists for its ancient beauty and history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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Tourists look at one of ancient pharaoh king Tutankhamen's sarcophagus seen at the Egyptian museum. The Egyptian museum is famous for its more than 120000 artifacts covering 5000 years of Egypt’s history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Tourists look at one of ancient pharaoh king Tutankhamen's sarcophagus seen at the Egyptian museum. The Egyptian museum is famous for its more than 120000 artifacts covering 5000 years of Egypt’s history. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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A man walks across the White Desert in Egypt. The White desert, which lies about 100 km south of the Black desert, is a surreal area full of glaringly white rock formations. It is littered with fossils, black pyrite rock and petrified wood. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

A man walks across the White Desert in Egypt. The White desert, which lies about 100 km south of the Black desert, is a surreal area full of glaringly white rock formations. It is littered with fossils, black pyrite rock and petrified wood. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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A view of the 3200-year-old Abu Simbel temple is seen during a daily sound and light show, on the eve of the anniversary of pharaoh king Ramses II's coronation. The axis of temple was designed so as to allow the rays of the sun to shine into the inner sanctuary only on Ramses II's birthday and his coronation. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

A view of the 3200-year-old Abu Simbel temple is seen during a daily sound and light show, on the eve of the anniversary of pharaoh king Ramses II's coronation. The axis of temple was designed so as to allow the rays of the sun to shine into the inner sanctuary only on Ramses II's birthday and his coronation. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

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