Middle East - Egypt (PDF Chapter)
This is the Egypt chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.
Egypt’s ancient monuments still inspire the same reverence in travellers as they have for centuries. But walk away from the click of a million camera shutters for a minute and you’ll dis-cover Egypt isn’t just mummies and colossal columns.
- come face to face with one of the world’s great wonders, the Pyramids of Giza
- overload on mosques, mausoleums, museums and ancient churches in Cairo
- sense the vanity of Ramses II amid his most spectacular temple complex, Abu Simbel
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cairo, Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur, Mediterranean Coast, Alexandria, Nile Valley, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Philae (Agilika Island), High Dam, Abu Simbel, Western Oases, Al Kharga Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Bahariya Oasis, Siwa Oasis, Red Sea Coast, El Gouna, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, South 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.
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