Things to See in Egyptian Holidays

If you search holidays to egypt in the internet, you will find a plethora of renowned architectural wonders to see, admire and photograph. 

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If you go on a holiday in Egypt, it would be a shame to miss the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the first thing that comes into my mind when Egypt is the subject in a travel conversation.

*The Great Pyramid of Giza (called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

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Another wonder not to be missed is the Great Sphinx of Giza. I wonder how long it took the ancient Egyptians to create such amazing sculpture.

*The Great Sphinx of Giza commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 19.3 metres (63 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC).

I would love to take you to a virtual tour in Ancient Egypt, but my e-traveling time is limited. For now, I will just let you enjoy the historical adaptation of Ancient Egypt during the 1930's Golden Age of Egytian Exploration which is one of the main attractions at Universal Studios Singapore. 

Adaptation of the Pharoah's Tombs

Replica of Amenhotep Statue in Luxor

Another Ancient Egyptian statue

More Ancient Egyptian statues on the background
We had fun exploring Ancient Egypt right in the heart of our second home two years ago. 

Wish we could travel more often and see the real thing. According to wikitravel, there is a lot to do for the foreign traveler in Egypt. Apart form visiting and seeing the ancient temples, there is also much to see within each city. In fact, each city in Egypt has its own charm of things to see with its own history, culture, activities, and people who often differ in nature from people of other parts of Egypt.

*Information from Wikipedia


  1. haha, i thought at first you went to Egypt che, those pics don't look like replica at all,love all your smiles, and again, love the information you shared.

  2. I would love to go visit ancient Egypt! What a great trip! Great capture of you and your family, Cher!

  3. another one to add to my bucketlist twinzy!!! I have always been amazed by pyramids and mummies even :-) imissshuuuu lovely family photo as always....

  4. Josephine Fajardo25 February 2013 at 18:08

    I'm loving all these posts from you, most specially the photos!
    I have never been travel to Egypt, so it was great to read your post and see your fabulous images. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.