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Five Top Attractions You Must Visit in Egypt

Egypt is the top-most travel destination in Africa, thanks mostly to the many historical sites from the ancient days of the pharaohs. In today’s post, I highlight five of the most visited sites of ancient Egypt, including their photos.

1. The Pyramids at Giza

The Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt.
The Egyptian pyramids are probably what everyone thinks of when planning to travel in Egypt. While there are several pyramid sites all across Egypt, none is as popular as Giza. Among the three pyramids at the Giza necropolis, the great pyramid of Khufu (pictured) is the most magnificent. It is the only one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world that is still intact.
Scientists believe that this great pyramid took about 20 years to build during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu, with its construction being finished in the year 2551BC. Like most other Egyptian pyramids, the great pyramid was built to serve as a tomb for the then royal family.
If you are lucky, you may get a chance t…