10 Places in Ancient Egypt That are Worth Visiting Once!

Places to Visit in Ancient Egypt 

Egypt, also known as 'The Gift of Nile', is popular among tourists across the globe. This season, book your Egypt tour packages and discover the ancient beauty of the most popular attractions in Egypt. Dive into a magical world which is home to the tombs of pharaohs, pyramids, mummies, and temples.

Explore the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is located in Cairo. You can admire the huge collection of historical artifacts including King Tut's treasure. You can take a look at more than 100,000 artifacts including statues, jewelry, and mummies. Visit the Al-Azhar Park, which is among the most loved tourist places in ancient Egypt. Check out its architecture that's based on the Neo-Islamic style. You can take a relaxing walk in the lush greenery of the park. Did you know? The estimated cost that went into building the park is around 30 million USD!

Get a chance to explore the Giza Zoo during your Cairo tour. It is one of the oldest zoos on the planet. You can enjoy watching a variety of animals such as hippos, giraffes, raccoons, sea lions, and more. The zoo is also home to many species of birds like falcons, flamingos, vultures, and more.

If you're someone who likes to relax on a beach, we'd recommend a visit to Terrazzina Beach. It is located on the Red Sea coast and offers amazing views of colorful coral reefs and crystal-clear waters. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports such as diving, snorkeling, and more.

Here are the Famous Places in Ancient Egypt:

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Pyramids of Giza

About: It is one of the most visited places in ancient Egypt. The Pyramids of Giza feature a lot more within the complex. You can also admire the great Sphinx or the Pyramid of Khufu. Experience a tour among the sand dunes in the desert on a camel ride. You can also attend the sound and light show that is hosted every day in the evening hours. The show is a visual treat and also gives you a chance to learn more about Egypt's rich heritage.

Location: Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry fee: INR 420 per Adult (Approx)

Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is one of those historic places in ancient Egypt which stand for royalty and status. You can admire the statue which is more than 60 feet tall and around 700 feet long. Locals believe that the Sphinx used to be a symbol of the Sun God Horus. Did you know? The Great Sphinx is believed to be more than 4,000 years old!

Location: Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry Fee: INR 200 per Adult (Approx)

Karnak Temple

Among all the historical places in ancient Egypt, the Karnak Temple holds a special place. The temple is known to be the place where the creation of everything began. You can visit the most popular sites in the complex like the Sacred Lake and Hypostyle Hall. According to the locals, the god Amun-Ra and the civilians used to communicate with each other at the temple. It used to be a place of worship back in the day, and was an important religious center.

Location: Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Everyday) 
*Hours may differ during Eid-al-Fitr

Entry Fee: 250 INR (Approx) 


You can visit the Grand Egyptian Museum located in Giza governorate. Tourists across the globe consider it one of the top places to visit in ancient Egypt. It is home to the treasures of the world-famous Tutankhamun mummy. Get a chance to admire more than 5,000 items from his ancient tomb.

The items from King Tut's treasure include garments, chariots, and jewelry used during his days. You can also admire the 30-feet-tall statue of Rameses II, an Egyptian Pharaoh, located in the museum's lobby.

Location: The Grand Egyptian Museum GEM, Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry Fee: 650 INR (Approx)

Abu Simbel Temple

It's recommended that you visit the Abu Simbel Temple when you're out exploring places in ancient Egypt. The temples were built by one of the greatest Pharaohs in Egypt, Ramses II. He had built one temple to showcase his majesty and power. The second temple was made in the honor of his wife, Queen Nefertari. Enjoy clicking pictures with your friends and family with the grand statues at the entrance.

Location: Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Everyday) 
*Hours may differ during Eid-al-Fitr

Entry Fee: INR 430 per Adult (Approx) 

Kom Ombo Temple

Explore the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. It's among the most unique places in ancient Egypt as it has 2 sanctuaries and halls, to honor each god. If you're a history enthusiast, you will be amazed by the ancient carvings of historic medical instruments. Additionally, you can even visit the Crocodile Museum. You can admire a collection of crocodile mummies at the museum.

Location: Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry Fee: INR 200 per Adult (Approx)

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is among the most well-kept places in ancient Egypt. You can check out the huge stone statues of Ramesses II and the giant pillars at the temple. You'd be amazed to know that the concept of building isn't the same as others in the region. Locals believe that this temple was built to be a hub for the crowning event for new kings. The Luxor temple is known to be at least 3,500 years old.

Location: Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry Fee: INR 350 per Adult (Approx)

The Valley of the Kings

You could visit the Valley of the Kings, which is home to Egypt's most famous tombs. It is known as one of the most famous places in ancient Egypt among tourists. You can take a look at around 60 tombs here including those of Ramses II, Tutankhamun, Seti I, and others. Get a chance to admire the ancient carvings on the walls of the complex.

Location: Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry fee: INR 1000 per Adult (Approx)
*Additional fee for visiting more than 3 tombs 

Philae Temples

If you're looking for places in ancient Egypt that were once religious centers, The Philae Temple Complex is a must-visit. The complex is located in Aswan, on an island in the Nile river. It was built in the honor of Isis, the goddess of magic and healing. You're going to love the scenic boat ride to the island, which is the only way to reach the temple. You can also check out the portrayals of Goddess Isis bringing God Osiris back to life.

Location: Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Everyday)

Entry Fee: INR 1500 per Adult (Approx)

The Nile

How can we speak about all of the famous places in ancient Egypt, and not mention the Nile river? It is one of the major tourist spots in Egypt which witnesses tourists from all over the world. You can enjoy a Dinner Cruise which includes a delicious dinner and a variety of live performances like Belly Dancing.

Get a chance to admire the most iconic monuments of the town from the cruise. Did you know? Back in the days, Egyptian people used to worship the god of the river Nile called Hapi.

Location: Egypt

Timings: Open 24 Hours

Entry Fee: Free of Cost (Additional cost for a River Cruise)

People Also Ask About Egypt

  1. What are some famous historical sites to visit in Egypt?

    1. The Colossi of Memnon: You can visit the Colossi of Memnon, which is among the most historical places to visit in ancient Egypt. Admire the huge statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, the region’s king during the New Kingdom era of Egypt. You will be amazed by the 60-feet-tall statues that were once made to guard the Pharaohs from evil forces.

    2. Montaza Palace: If you're looking for unique places in ancient Egypt, Montaza Palace is a must-visit. The palace was built in the 19th century for the last ruler of Muhammad Ali Dynasty, Khedive Abbas II. You'll fall in love with the architecture of the palace, which is a combination of Florentine and Ottoman style. It is highly recommended that you check out the Rose Garden, which is home to more than 50,000 roses.

    3. Cairo Tower: Cairo Tower is a tourist favorite and among the most famous places in ancient Egypt. The tower is located in Old Cairo, also known as Islamic Cairo. You can enjoy a delicious meal in the 360 Revolving Restaurant at the top of the tower. Admire the scenic views of the city's skyline and river Nile from the observation deck.

    4. Mummification Museum: The Mummification Museum tops the list of the most loved tourist places in ancient Egypt. You can explore the equipment and tools that were once used for the process of mummification. Get a chance to learn more about the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt. You can also check out the mummies of fish, crocodiles, and cats in the museum.
  2. What is the most famous place in ancient Egypt?

    There are many places in Egypt that are popular among tourists. But, there are few that hold a special place. You can visit the Pyramids of Giza or the Great Sphinx, and enjoy a light and sound show at night. Explore many ancient temples such as the Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, and more.
  3. Where was ancient Egypt located in 4 places?

    Ancient Egypt was located across 4 regions - Nile Valley, Nile Delta, Memphis, and Abydos and Hierakonpolis. The Nile Delta used to be the northern region which is the present-day Cairo. Memphis, located in the center, used to be the country's capital during different eras. Abydos and Hierakonpolis were known to be the primary trade centers and were also home to various temples.
  4. What are 3 fun facts about Egypt?

    Egypt is home to the longest river on the planet, The Nile. The Pyramids of Giza, are the last remaining out of all the original ancient wonders of the world. You could visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt, which include the Necropolis of Thebes, Abu Mena, the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel temple, Whale Valley, and Saint Catherine Area.
  5. What is the most beautiful place in ancient Egypt?

    Egypt is home to a wide range of attractions like Karnak Temple, Egyptian Museum, The Valley of Kings, and more. You can also visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites in Egypt like the Pyramids of Giza and Abu Simbel Temple. It is recommended going for a river Nile cruise which offers a blend of relaxation, entertainment and scenic views.
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