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Tourism in Egypt

posted 17 Apr 2011, 06:38 by Manal Raafat   [ updated 27 Apr 2011, 13:38 ]
Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Egypt's economy. Million of  tourists are visiting Egypt yearly.Egypt has been an important destination for people in the Middle East, Africa and Europe from ancient times. The Beginning was in the early 19th century with Napoleon's invasion of Egypt .
This picture shows hieroglyphs board at the back and some nice places to visit in Egypt 

Egypt enjoys a deep-rooted civilization which began when the ancient Egyptians established on the bank of the River Nile the first central state. Throughout centuries, the Egyptians interacted with other civilizations and peoples.

Egypt today transfer from tradition to modernity, Egypt is a country which has succeeded in creating a present that is as fascinating as its past .

 Egypt has been always a country of tourism where Europeans used to ‎visit and see its antiquities dating back to the various eras and ‎civilizations. In the recreational tourism domain, there are scores of ‎unique tourist destinations such as Sharm -el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Safaga ‎and others. Moreover, Egypt is renowned for therapeutical and ‎environmental tourism as well as other kinds such as Safari, conferences ‎and sports.‎

 Egypt [ The Arab Republic of Egypt] occupies a very important and nice location in the north-eastern corner of Africa and south-western Asia ,so  Egypt enjoys a distinguished geographical location at the juncture of the ancient world continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. It has always been a place of inter-civilization reactivation between the East and the West as well as the North and the South. Egypt was also the crossing road of the heavenly religions of the world. 

Cairo is the glorious capital of Egypt .

The Egyptian society is one of the oldest of mankind societies. Egyptians discovered agriculture five thousand years ago. With this discovery they came up with the necessity of discipline in a cooperative society. 

The Language  : Arabic is the official language spoken by all Egyptians. When Arabic is spoken in the streets, it's like a dialect and differs a great deal from classical Arabic.

The Religion : Though the majority of Egyptians are Muslims, there are over 12 million Egyptian Christians .The over all population of the Egyptians almost 85 millions.


What to visit in Egypt? 


You can find many things to visit one visit will not be enough .

Major attractions 

The celebrated tourist attractions of Egypt are the millennia-old monuments for which the Nile Valley is world famous. Principal among them are 

  •  Giza : to visit the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.
  • Saqqara : to visit ancient burial ground which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. It features numerous pyramids, including the world's oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of mastabas.
  • Luxor : is the site of the ancient city of Thebes and has sometimes been called "the world's greatest open air museum". It includes the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. On the opposite side of the Nile River lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
  • Abu Simbel : is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples originally carved out of a mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II  .
  • Alexandria : is a main summer resort, due to its beaches, ancient history and Museums. 
  • Sinai Peninsula : Sinai has become a tourist destination due to its natural setting, rich coral reefs, and biblical history. Most popular tourist destination in Sinai are Mount Sinai (Jabal Musa) and St. Catherine's Monastery, which is considered to be the oldest working christian monastery in the world, and the beach resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba. 
  • El-Sokhna :  has a number of beach resorts as Stella , Hijaz , Porto El-Sokhna .


Open the picture of the board in photo-shop . 

  • Add new layer and add the first picture and apply layer style from the button at the lower side of the layer panel[fx] . Apply bevel and emboss then ,apply the outer glow as in the diagram to add light effect around the picture .
  • Add new layer for each picture and repeat the same effect as before .
  •  Save your work.