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Middle East travel guide

Middle East - Egypt (Chapter)

7th Edition Sep 2012

This is the Egypt chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.

As Herodotus wrote in the 5th century BC, Egypt ‘has more wonders in it than any other country in the world’. With cheap transport, cold beers and a borderline-overwhelming brand of hospitality, Egypt is the Middle East’s most traveller-friendly country.

  • tip your head back and gape at the Pyramids of Giza
  • maps
  • give your regards to Tutankhamun in the mazelike Egyptian Museum
  • transport
  • explore ancient tombs and temples in the open-air museum that is Luxor
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Cairo, Around Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara & Dahshur, Mediterranean Coast, Alexandria, Rosetta, Nile Valley, Luxor and around, Aswan and around, Western Oases, Al-Kharga Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Bahariya Oasis, Siwa Oasis, Suez Canal, Port Said, Suez, Red Sea Coast, Hurghada, Al-Quseir, Marsa Alam, Sinai, Ras Mohammed National Park, Sharm El-Sheikh, Dahab, St Katherine Protectorate, Nuweiba, Taba, Understand Egypt, Egypt Today, History, People, Arts, Food, Drink, Survival Guide, Directory A–Z, Getting There and Away, and Getting Around.

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