Why You Should Travel to Egypt in 2023

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Africa, Destinations

The world has so many beautiful places that one could visit. Among all beautiful places, Egypt secures its place on the top of the list. Ancient treasures, fascinating history, and other wonderful things make Egypt an extraordinary country to visit. Thus, Egypt has so much to offer, more than you might expect. This blog will tell you why you should pack your bags and travel to Egypt in 2023.

Egypt is a historically very rich country. 

The ancient Egyptian culture is considered one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in the history of the world, which lasted for over 3000 years. Although the dynastic period ended thousands of years ago with the death of Cleopatra VII, the Ancient Egyptians left some incredible treasures and mysteries behind. So, if you are into history and love sightseeing, then Egypt would be a great destination for you, full of temples and tombs that would leave you in awe.

The Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

pyramids of giza why travel to egypt

Cairo is home to the only surviving ancient wonder, the Great Pyramids of Giza, which of course, attracts many people from all around the world. How the pyramids were built remains Egypt’s biggest unsolved mystery until this day. The Pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs to prepare for their afterlife, in which they expected to be Gods – this is why their tombs were filled with their belongings and things they would need in the afterlife

Abu Simbel Temples, Aswan 

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Abu Simbel consists of two enormous rock temples that were built during the reign of the 19th Dynasty. Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari initiated the establishment of this temple in the 13th century BCE.  The carving of the rock-cut statues of royals, along with the construction of the temples, took around twenty years. The temples were rediscovered at the beginning of the 19th century and were relocated in the 1960s to avoid damage by floods. 

Abu simbel

Valley of the Kings, Luxor

The Valley of the Kings is home to 63 magnificent royal tombs from the New Kingdom period (1550–1069 BC) which are all very different from each other. At least three 11th-dynasty rulers built their tombs near the modern village of Taref, northeast of the Valley of the Kings.

The famous tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered there in 1922 and was until recently the last one to be discovered. 

Valley of the kings egypt travel

Karnak Temple, Luxor

This temple was built as a cult temple dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. It is the largest and most important religious complex in ancient Egypt. Furthermore, Temple of Amun-Ra in the complex is the largest religious building ever built. This is where the god Amun lived on earth with his wife, Mut, and son, Khonsu.

Karnak Temple travel to egypt

Egypt has beautiful beaches

When thinking of Egypt, the beach is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind. However, Egypt offers exquisite beaches that make you want to stay there forever. That is because of Egypt’s location, which is between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

The crystal-clear water of the North Coast, with its white sandy beaches, would make you mistake Egypt for the Maldives. Thanks to Egypt’s warm weather, the swimming season never ends there. Even in winter, you can dip yourself into the Red Sea. You will be surprised with the warm waters on December! For all holidaymakers and beach lovers out there, now you know where your next destination should be. 

Mahmya Hurghada


Mahmya Island, Hurghada

Fjord Bay, Taba


Fjord Bay, Taba

Marina, Egypt


Marina, North Coast

Egypt is relatively cheap

Egypt is cheaper to visit when compared to other places like Europe or North America. The exchange rate for 1 Euro is around 18 Egyptian Pounds which would be enough to buy some snacks or delicious street food such as Kushary or Falafel, for example. When it comes to accommodation, it is also very affordable, but one can cut down on expenses by staying in hostels or cheap hotels. Couldn’t save a lot but still wanna travel this year? No worries because Egypt is an ideal destination for budget travelers. 

Egyptian Cuisine is a must-try

Besides Egypt’s breathtaking beaches and ancient history, its cuisine is just not to miss. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, or a meat lover because you can find all types of food there, making it hard to stop eating.

Just for a short time, say goodbye to your summer body because it is very hard to not gain some weight in Egypt.

Then, here are some of Egypt’s traditional food that every traveler has to try:

Koshary, the national dish of Egyptians

Koshary is very popular street food in Egypt, which combines Italian and Arabic culinary elements. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils mixed together, topped with garlic vinegar and spiced tomato sauce, and finally garnished with chickpeas and fried crisp onions. 




This is a typical middle eastern dish made out of a leafy green vegetable. It turns into a gelatinous stew after heating. It is cooked with chicken broth and is served with rice and a choice of beef or chicken. 


Egypt is home to all adventure travelers. 

You can easily go from hiking a 2,646 meters high mountain in Sinai to deep diving 30 meters in the Red Sea. Egypt has one of the best underwater worlds for all divers out there. There are an endless amount of sea creatures, corals, and wrecks from past wars, making it a paradise for all divers. Apart from that, exploring the Egyptian deserts and getting a glimpse of the Bedouin lifestyle should be something to try at least once in your life. For all adventure lovers out there, the next adventure is waiting for you.

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