Egypt is a transcontinental country in north east Africa and south west Asia, bordering Israel, Sudan and Libya. It connects the two continents via the Sinai Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Cairo. Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world. It is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a founding member of the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the African Union, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Egypt is well known for its history, its temples, its hieroglyphs, its mummies, and its pyramids, but it also has a medieval heritage, with ancient churches, monasteries and mosques. Surely visit the Giza Necropolis, the Great Sphinx, the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Nile Delta, the Eastern and Western deserts, Cairo, Alexandria, the Egyptian Museum, the pyramids and temples of Saqqara and Dahshur, the collapsed Pyramid of Meidum, the Citadel of Salah El Din, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qa'edbay's Castle, the Qasr El Montaza, Ain Sokhna, Port Said, the temples of Luxor, the temples of Abu Simbel, Aswan, Geziret El Nabatat, the Red Sea, Dahab, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Mohammed, the St. Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai, Siwa, and the statue of Ramesses II.