Egypt boasts of being one of the greatest ancient civilizations in the world. The great Pharaohs of Egypt commissioned a number of ambitious projects that are now celebrated as some of the greatest architectural wonders on the planet. The great Egyptian pyramids, the mysterious Sphinx, the grand mosques and beautiful churches draw tourists from far and wide to this ancient land. Egypt is not only famous for its countless architectural wonders but is also celebrated for its incredible fine beaches and scenic riverbanks.
Egypt has a number of interesting cities but Cairo is definitely the most unique of them all. The proud citizens of Cairo call her "the mother of all cities". More than 1000 year old, this city offers tourists a peek into its vibrant mix of different religions and cultures. Near Cairo, the city of Memphis (3000 BC) was the oldest capital or at least one of the most brilliant cities of ancient Egypt. In its nearby necropolis in Sakkara, you can explore the Serapeum where the sacred Apis bulls were embalmed and also visit the famous Mastaba step pyramid built by the famous Egyptian engineer, Imhotep, for Pharaoh Zoser.
Then you have the option of visiting the famous Giza Pyramids Egypt, which is a plateau, lying to the west of the River Nile. The main attractions of Giza are the three regal pyramids that draw thousands of tourists every year. The pyramids of Giza are an incredible architectural feat that remained the tallest manmade structures for almost 43 centuries and stood at a height of 146 meters. The great pyramids were tombs where the mummified bodies of the pharaohs rested and prepared for afterlife. The great pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu took almost 20 years to be completed and took about two million blocks of limestone each one weighing more than two tons. The Sphinx is an awesome looking monument with a body of a lion and the head of a human.
Egypt has a number of interesting monuments but if you are in the mood to soak in the sun and relax on the beach, then visit Sharm el Sheikh. This tiny ordinary fishing hamlet has rapidly grown in popularity due to its pristine beaches and rich underwater flora and fauna. Here you can relax and quietly savor the bountiful scenery or just indulge in some exciting water sports and incomparable diving. By logging onto www.sti-travel.com you can book your dream vacation to Egypt today. Sti-travel is a member of the famous Sakkara travel group which has been ranked by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism as one of the top ten tourism companies in Egypt. Visit us at www.sti-travel.com for any information you may require on Egyptian travel packages.