Two 4,000-year-old pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians, one of them the unusual “Bent Pyramid,” are being opened to the public for the first time in…
Those considering traveling to Egypt have two more reasons to visit. Egypt has opened the “bent” pyramid for visitors to explore for the first time since 1965, as well as a satellite pyramid. The pyramids, located 25 miles south of Cairo in UNESCO World Heritage Site Dahshur, re-opened to visitors on Saturday. The “bent” pyramid, …
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Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has decided to open all archaeological sites registered on the World Heritage List for free to Egyptian students on Wednesday, as part of the ministry’s celebration of World Heritage Day.
In Egypt, six cultural sites–Abu Mena, Ancient Thebes with its necropolis, historic Cairo, Memphis and its necropolis including the pyramid fields from Giza to Dashur, Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae, and the area centering on Saint Catherine’s Monastery–as well as one natural site–Wadi el-Hitan (Valley of the Whales)–are listed on the World Heritage List, which includes 890 sites worldwide considered to have “outstanding universal value.”
Statement from the Antiquities Ministry said Sunday that Anany also decided to open all the archaeological museums to visit that day for free of charge for Egyptians and Arab residents.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Day, first launched in 1983, aims to raise public awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and draw attention to ancient sites around the world.
Read more from source: In Celebration of World Heritage Day Egypt is Giving Free Entry to its Sites for Students
All archaeological sites in Egypt registered on the World Heritage List will be allowing Egyptian students in for free on Wednesday in celebration of World Heritage Day, according to the Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany.
The sites included on the list are Memphis and its necropolis, including the pyramid fields from Giza to Dashur, historic Cairo, Ancient Thebes with its necropolis, Abu Mena, the area around Saint Catherine’s Monastery, and the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae. In addition, one natural site, Wadi el-Hitan (Valley of the Whales) is included.
Al-Anany has also revealed that all archaeological museums will be accessed free of charge for Egyptian citizens and Arab residents on Wednesday as well.
There are now 1073 cultural and natural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which admits sites of ‘outstanding universal value’ that meet one of ten selection criteria. World Heritage Day, launched in 1983, aims to raise awareness not only of the diversity of the planet’s cultural and natural heritage but of its fragility.
Read more from source: Free Entry to Monuments, Museums, Sites on World Heritage Day
Despite lean years, indicators suggest that Egypt’s tourism industry is rebounding
Egypt is implementing a grand plan to revive its floundering tourism industry. With the allocation of a multi-million-dollar budget, Cairo is adding attractions such as a Disneyland-inspired venue in the Matrouh Governorate and placing electric cars at the pyramids to revolutionize how tourists are transported.
The amusement park is being funded through a joint U.S.-Saudi Arabian $3.3 billion investment agreement signed between the Entertainment World Company and Matrouh Governor, Ala Abu Zeid. The park, which will also a feature a city devoted to education, accompanied by hotels and malls, will be built over the course of a decade with its first phase slated for completion in two years.
A 45-minute plane ride away from Matrouh lie the famous pyramids of Giza, a UNESCO World heritage site that has experienced a decline in tourism since Egypt’s violent revolution in 2011. Recent innovative efforts to connect the pyramids to the newly built Grand Egyptian Museum are intended to boost the number of visitors.
Take an enchanting tour to visit the pyramids and tombs of ancient Egypt on this once-in-a-lifetime 10-day, small-group tour, including a four-night, all-inclusive luxury cruise on the famous Nile. Stay in luxurious five-star accommodation – including Mena House which sits mere minutes from the Pyramids of Giza – as you uncover thousands of years of history. See the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the astounding Valley of the Kings – home to the tomb of Tutankhamun, the ruins of the ancient city of Memphis and other incredible sights. All this plus all internal flights, a tour of Abu Simbel, the services of expert local guides and more.
From sweeping deserts to bustling cities, majestic temples to colourful souks, Egypt is full of charming locations just waiting for you to explore.
Egypt has been largely off the travel map for some time, and now tourism is slowly returning so QuirkyCruise.com decided to bring the legendary Nile cruise to your attention. Most important historic sites can now be enjoyed with far less crowding than in the past when the major sites were often overwhelmed with visitors.
The Nile is the world’s longest river at some 4,160 miles from source to mouth — in Egypt, the Upper Nile is in the south and the Lower Nile is up north. Most Nile River cruises sail between Luxor and Aswan, a 120-mile stretch. The four-night option visits the ancient temples and monuments at Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna; longer seven- and eight-night options add on the bit north of Luxor, stopping at Dendera and Abydos.
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The Great Blue Hole, Belize
This large Marine cavern is 300m across and 108m deep. A popular destination with divers, the Great Blue Hole is a necessary diving location for any experienced Scuba diver.
Rough cost to get there from the UAE Dh2,800 – Dh8,000
Aura Borealis Observatory, Norway
This lightshow, also known as the Polar or Northern Lights and is caused by collisions between charged particles released from the sun.
Rough cost to get there from the UAE Dh1,703 – Dh5,506
Ha long Bay, Vietnam
Ha long means “descending dragon” and this location is found 100 miles from the Vietnamese capital: Hanoi
Rough cost to get there from the UAE Dh1,492 – Dh3,235
Khao Kanab Nam, two slanting hills form a popular local landmark.