A land full of history, mysteries and superstitions, Egypt is no longer a destination known only to archeologists and has been growing more and more with tourism. Exotic Cairo is the gateway to the country, chaotic and noisy the city offers some of the best museums in the world, with sculptures, sarcophagi and other gems of Egypt, such as the Pyramids of Giza, just 18 km from the center of the city.

Other cities like Luxor and Sharm el-Sheikh are also attracting tourists with their great beaches and famous temples. A trip to the cradle of western civilization can be an experience quite unlike anything you've ever seen and felt, looking closely at such huge monuments that carry thousands of years of history, makes you wonder how civilization at that time was able to build most of buildings spread across the country.

Below, we have separated some photos that will make you want to know a little more about this wonderful country and maybe add it to your list of next destinations. Check out:

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Built over 2500 years ago, the Pyramids of Giza served as tombs for the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Menkaure. The largest of them with 138 meters is of the pharaoh Cheops, covering 52.9 thousand square meters on the surface. Inside the pyramids there is a special room, where the sarcophagus of the pharaohs, with their riches, were placed. To prevent crimes, several traps were installed.

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The amazing symmetrical architecture of the Al Azha Mosquer in Cairo draws attention. The mosque is linked to Al Azhar University, one of the oldest universities in the world, which is also a center for Sunni Islamic learning.

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Hundreds of dome-shaped lamps illuminate the interior of the Muhammad Ali Mosque, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Cairo.

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Nothing better than enjoying a view of the gigantic and exotic Cairo, a city with more than 11 million inhabitants and the largest in the Middle East and Africa.

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365 km from cairo, right in the middle of the desert, is the Bahariya Oasis known region well known by archaeologists for containing rocks with very different shapes and dinosaur fossils.

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In Sinai, visitors explore the region by hiking among the famous Colored Canyons, as they are known in the region.

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Known to the ancients as Thebes, the city of Luxor today draws throngs of tourists to the temples of Luxor, Karnak and the nearby Valley of the Kings necropolis where Tutankhamun's tomb was found.

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Embossed drawings on the walls of the Luxor Temple.

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Karnak Temple, another famous Luxor city attraction.

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sunset at Nilo river.

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Diver in the Red Sea. The region's underwater ecosystem includes hundreds of species of fish, corals and reefs that help make the coast, including cities like Sharm el Sheikh and sign a popular tourist destination in the country.

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Beach in Sharm el Sheikh.

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