Africa - Egypt (Chapter)
This is the Egypt chapter from Lonely Planet's Africa guidebook.
Egypt: a land of magnificent World Heritage Sites and a thousand tourist clichés. Linger in one of Alexandria's cosmopolitan cafes or sip a calming glass of shai (tea) after a frenzied shopping episode in Cairo's Khan al-Khalili, ponder the perfection of the pyramids or take a jaunt down the Nile.
- witness life and death in epic proportions in Cairo, timeless city of pyramids
- explore the temples and tombs of the ancient city of Thebes in Luxor
- transport & directory
- admire Alexandria's colonial grandeur through a cloud of sheesha (water pipe) smoke at a period cafe
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cairo & around, Saqqara & Dahshur, Sinai, Sharm El-Sheikh & Na'ama Bay, Dahab, St Katherine's Monastery, Suez Canal, Port Said, Red Sea Coast, Hurghada, Alexandria, Western Desert, Siwa Oasis, Bahariya Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Al-Kharga Oasis, Nile Valley, Luxor, South of Luxor, Aswan & around, Dangers & Annoyances.
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