Are you planning a long vacation and want it to be a magical experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life? If it is so, then the most suitable place for you is a tour to Egypt - the country that's called the gift of Nile, the Sphinx and the mysterious pyramids! The country is officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt and is situated in north east Africa and southwest of Asia. It is one of the oldest civilizations that can be traced back to 5000 B.C. Egypt's capital, Cairo, is the largest as well as the most modern city in the Middle East and Africa.
The country has a lot of old world charm that will enthrall you with all its grandeur and mysteries. Your Egypt tour is incomplete without visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids. These intriguing pyramids date back to the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. Around 112 pyramids line up in the country and they were meant to be burial monuments for the deceased Pharaohs.
Some of the prominent ones that are a must visit for every tourist are Abu Rawash, the pyramid of Khufu located in the Giza pyramid complex, pyramid Zawyet-el-Aryan and the pyramid of Abu Sir. Located on the west bank of the Nile, these mesmerizing monuments will hold on to your memories forever.
However, if you are visiting the country, you should make sure that you visit between mid October to May which is the winter and spring season in the country. The currency used in the country is the Egyptian Pound which can be exchanged easily throughout the country. Also, you will not have a communication problem as the languages spoken here are English and Arabic. Despite being the oldest civilization, you will find the country to be an amazing mix of the modern as well as the ancient cultures. An example of this can be seen from the fact that the population consists of Sunni Muslims as well as Coptic Christians. While in Egypt, you should also not miss out on enjoying the country's folk dances, the most famous one being the belly dance.
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