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tourism in Egypt
The Egyptian Republic has a strong tourism sector, which is vital, given the large number of visitors and tourists who come from all over the world every year; thanks to what it contains of places and attractive and wonderful tourist attractions, and statistics in 2003 indicated that the total reservations Hotel hotels in Egyptian hotels amounted to about 136,510 hotel rooms; that is, 59% of the total capacity, and the number of visitors to the country in the same year reached 6,044,160 tourists and visitors, of whom nearly 69% were from European countries. It should be noted that the tourism sector contributed to the national income by about $ 4.7 billion.
The most important tourist attractions in Egypt
The Egyptian Republic abounds in many landmarks and wonderful tourist places.
The Karnak Temple is located in the Egyptian city of Luxor, and is considered one of the city’s most famous temples, and it is believed to represent the second largest ancient religious site in the world.
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is located on the western side of the Nile River, and it was the main seat of the tombs of the Pharaohs in the period between the two centuries: the sixteenth and eleventh century BC, knowing that many ancient tombs can be found, in addition to a group of decorated rooms.
St. Catherine’s Monastery
St. Catherine Monastery is located in Mount Sinai, and is one of the most famous ancient historical monuments in Egypt.
The Pyramids of Giza, built by order of the pharaohs kings about 4 thousand years ago, are considered the last wonder of the ancient world, and they represent huge stone tombs that take a hierarchical form.
Abu Simbel Temple
The Temple of Abu Simbel, which was carved in the rock between the years (1274-1244 BC), is located in the western side of the Nile River. The main temple is led by four huge statues, and it is very popular by visitors and tourists of the country.