Why should you visit Egypt now?
The country has been a dream destination of many people for years. Who could resist the giant rock temples at Abu Simbel? Who could resist the pyramids – the only surviving wonder of the ancient world?
But there are more for you to see and do in the land of Pharaoh. Like the giant mummified mother crocodile carrying her…mummified kid with her mouth in the Egyptian Museum. Or the penis of the pharaoh in Abu Simbel (Yes that strange thing is literally a penis).
Here are 12 reasons why you should visit Egypt ASAP. And if you’re ready to visit, here are things you may want to know before departure.
1. Because you literally have nearly the whole site for yourself:
I saw probably 20 people while wandering in the magnificent temple of Hatshepsup in Luxor.
The iconic symbol of Egypt – the Great Pyramid was really empty, which surprised me tons.
2. Because there is a helicopter carved in Abydos temple:
Not only can you find a helicopter, you can also spot some planes, bombings and even an UFO in the temple. There are still argumentations over whether they are real or not. Some believe that this is just a fake product created by someone to bring curiosity to the site. Others believe that the ancient Egyptians actually found those things in the real life. I personally suggest you believing in the second one. A little bit of mystery can spice up your monotonous life :-).
3. Because Feiza just landed in Alexandria:
Outside the bibliotheca of Alexandria is the amazing Planetarium Science Centre. With its outer blue glow at night, the center turns out to be some kinds of spaceship that Feiza used to land on Earth.
4. Because there are two strange Western people in the bottom right:
A pretty strange photo I found in the Old (Coptic) Cairo. If you walk into the Church of St. George, the photo is right on the second floor before entering the main chamber. I wonder who they are and why they, the modern white people, are placed in the picture full of non-modern materials.
5. Because mummies are still sleeping for over 2000 years and waiting for you to visit them.
The king has been mummified for more than 2000 years, and nearly everything is kept the same. You can see even his teeth, nose and skin. They are still preserved at its best. I have much respect for this ritual. The Egyptian Museum also displays other well-preserved mummies, including an “obese” one and a female mummy.
6. Because you can find the absolute peace and freedom in the desert:
7. Because one side is the baking desert, and the other side is the cooling sea:
Hurghada beach is too good to be true. The color is perfect. The diving spot is perfect. Plus there is a desert near-by, which creates an interesting contrast.
8. Because this Muslim man took me around the mosque and asked me to take a photo of him.
I was hesitating if I could enter the mosque or not, then he appeared and waved me to come in. We didn’t communicate that much because of a giant language gap between us. He nodded his head when I showed my camera and planned to take some photos. After all, he sat down and asked me to take him a photo with his thumb going up. Nice people are everywhere!
10. Because the pretty houses are built right on the rocks in the Valley of the Kings:
11. Because that pharaoh is carved with his penis-slip
12. Because Abu Simbel is way too perfect:
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