A country known for its pyramids, Egypt is much so much more than just the pyramids. While these massive structures certainly rank as something you can’t miss while visiting, it is just the beginning of what makes Egypt so amazing. Despite concerns of many over the safety of travel in Egypt, millions do and will continue to travel to this historically stunning destination and for many reasons. Pristine Agency invites you to take a closer look at just 3 of the hundreds of other sites besides the pyramids you won’t want to miss.
The Nile Rivers is easily one of the most well-known and amazing rivers in the world. The center of life for thousands of years to millions of Egyptians, this massive river is actually the longest in the world. At over 4,200 miles long, it is considered an international river sharing its life giving power to 11 different countries. Today, millions make their way to the Nile not as a source of water but as a source of entertainment. From luxury cruises on the Nile to more a little smaller yet no less amazing riverboat tours, these tours offer visitors a chance to learn more about the history of the Nile and the people who have lived along its shores for millennia.
The Hanging Church
Located in the Nile River Valley, the Hanging Church is considered perhaps the most famous Coptic Church in the world. The Copts are otherwise known as the Christians of Egypt and this church, like the people for which it is named, dates back almost 2,000 years. Situated above a gatehouse on what was once known as Babylon, it is known for its beauty and its history as well.
Last on our list of must sees is the Babylon Fortress itself. Located in Old Cairo in the Nile River Valley, the Babylon Fortress is part of the oldest section of Cairo remaining today. Built by the Romans, this fortress served as an important strategic position along the Nile River. Within its walls you will find numerous other sites to see including the aforementioned Hanging Church as well as the Church of St. George and the Coptic Museum, just to name a few.
Egypt is filled with amazing natural and historic wonders both young and old. A magnificent land filled with ancient history and a rich culture, find out for yourself what makes Egypt such a popular destination for travel.