If you are yet to book your annual holiday abroad, the choice facing you is probably a difficult one. After all, the world is a big place, and there is much to see and do out there. Families with young children tend to head off in search of beach holidays or theme parks. Once the children get a little older, however, destination options increase tenfold. Instead of a Spanish island holiday, the children are at an age to appreciate the cultural and historic holiday instead. That is not to say there won’t be any fun time spent in the water, but there are plenty of things to see and learn too.
Egypt is a wonderful place to visit. It is a country that children study at school, and thanks to the magnificent artifacts left behind by the ancients, everyone should experience it first hand at least once in their lifetime. Allowing children to see with their own eyes, the magnificent structures and treasures that they have seen in books gives them a real appreciation of man’s achievements. So spend your holiday there this year. If you wish to book a hotel, try Cherry Call for cheaper calls to Egypt. What have you got to lose?
Here are some things that you must see while you are over there.
The Valley Of The Kings
Set within the Theban Hills are many magnificent underground tombs that were built to house the mummified remains of Egyptian royalty. Nearly all of the tombs were empty on discovery, as ancient robbers stripped them clean. When the final resting place of king Tutankhamun was found, it was still intact and untouched for millennia. The tombs are still fascinating places to visit. Intricate wall paintings adorn them that send us messages across time of how they lived.
The Great Pyramids
Were these monuments built with the help of extraterrestrials? I doubt it, but the debate rages on as to how such relatively primitive people could construct the great pyramids. Only when you stand at the base of one can you fully appreciate the scale of the construction work that must have been involved. They are tombs, but suffered at the hands of grave robbers in the same way as those in the valley of the kings.
The national Museum of Antiquities houses many of the treasures left by the ancient Egyptians. Most of the items from the tomb of Tutankhamun are on display there amidst thousands of other artifacts that await you.
The incredible temple of Karnak still stands after thousands of years with magnificent statues standing guard. Luxor temple stands in the city centre and is a sight that you will never forget. Luxor stands on the site of Thebes, an important city in Egypt’s colourful past.
The River Nile
Without the nile, none of the great achievements would have been possible, it was the lifeblood of Egypt. A luxurious Nile cruise will ensure that you see the best sites and structures that Egypt has to offer. There is no better way to explore this beautiful country.
The ancient Egyptians left tantalising clues to their lives. Those who travel there often return again to learn more, so following in their footsteps is a good idea. That’s all for today my friends, I hope you find much excitement and adventure there this year.
Thanks to Michael Caven for this stunning image