It’s easy to forget how mesmerizing Egypt is: modern, ancient, bustling, quiet, shining gold and silver.
Egypt’s beauty is undulating, because even under all these layers of dust and carelessness, it still shines brightly. Despite the killer traffic and the boundless amount of garbage, Egypt is a country that is full of magic. Here are 40 pictures that prove just that.
1- Montaza, Alexandria
Did you know that the word “Montaza” comes from the root word “Nuzha” which variably means “to be far, untouched, unblemished and free”?
2- El Moez Street, Cairo (At Night)
Strolling through El Moez is the equivalent of walking through a time machine to when life was simpler and brighter.
Fayoum is an ancient city that gives you the feeling that something great once happened here.
4- Bay Side, Ras Sudr
Here’s all you need to know about Bayside: It has amazing scenery.
5- Pyramids, Cairo
And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a picture of the pyramids.
The one of a kind Blue Lagoon! I have never met someone who hasn’t told me that this is the most beautiful place they’ve ever been to in Egypt.
7- Marsa Alam
8- Downtown, Cairo
The old city’s soul will never get old.
9- Marsa Matrouh
You can’t even see where the sky begins and where the sea ends.
Hot air balloon rides in Luxor!
11- El Gouna
12- Wadi El Rayan, Fayoum
What do you expect people to do when there’s a waterfall right there and it’s sizzling hot outside?
13- Nile River, Cairo
15- St. Catherine, Sinai
16- White Desert, Farafra
A little bit of the gold I mentioned earlier!
18- Nile River, Cairo
Whichever angle you take a picture of the Nile from, it’s still beautiful.
19- Ras Shitan
20- Cleopatra Bath, Marsa Matrouh
22- Marsa Alam
24- El Gouna
25- El Moez Street, Cairo (During Ramadan)
Another picture of El Muizz because one just wasn’t enough. No place does Ramadan better than El Moez Street. I think all these hues speak for themselves.
27- Colored Canyon, Nuweiba
28- Sidi Yakout El Arsh Mosque, Alexandria
29- Castle Zaman
30- Al Nayzak, Marsa Alam
31- White Desert, Farafra
When a picture of a place looks more of an oil painting than reality, you know it’s a place you should go.
32- Stanley Bridge, Alexandria
33- Mountain of Moses, St. Catherine
34- Black Desert
This place is a shooting stars haven.
36- Karnak Temple, Luxor
37- Siwa Oasis, Western Desert
A billion-stars hotels and the milky way, what more could a person want?
40- Egypt From Space
So, think twice every time you’re forced to believe otherwise!