North African countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco attract millions of tourists every year thanks to the very special tourist attractions there and the reasonable prices that are suitable for all tourists around the world.
Here are some amazing historic destinations that are worth a visit.
Pyramids in Egypt
The pyramids are a symbol of ancient Egypt, just like the Pharaonic siege and hieroglyphics. At present there are about 110 pyramids in Egypt. In some of them, burial places were built for kings, in others for queens. The most famous ancient Egyptian civilization is the three Great Pyramids of Giza, located 20 kilometers from Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza, built for Pharaoh Khufu, who ruled between 2589 BC and 2566 BC, is the only survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Great Sphinx of Giza, a giant statue representing a lion-headed man, is situated in front of the three great pyramids. Millions of tourists visit Egyptian pyramids every year.
Luxor in Egypt
The Luxor tourist town, built around the ancient Theba site, is considered to be the world’s largest open-air museum. The most famous tourist attraction of the city is the temple of Luxor, which watches over the Nile, the longest river in the world. The temple is highlighted by its gorgeous colonnades, granite obelisks and dozens of sphinxes of impressive size. A few kilometers from the center of Luxor lies the complex of Karnak. The temple of Amon-Ra, the largest religious building ever built, is the most important attraction of this monumental tourist complex. Also near the Luxos there is the Valley of the Kings, which has become famous since 1922, after the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Marrakech is a city in the center of Morocco, located near the Atlas Mountains and 150 kilometers from the Atlantic coast. This city is one of the most important tourist centers in North Africa, being renowned for its old part (Medina), filled with gardens and beautiful monuments, as well as for its modern part. A top attraction in Marrakech, even in Morocco, is Djemaa El-Fna Square, in the center of Medina. During the day, the market is full of wizards with snakes and monkeys, but also with handmade products.
The capital of Tunisia, located on the Mediterranean Sea, is an important historical and cultural center for the Arab world. The city impresses with its mosques, especially Kasbah and Zitouna, its museums, especially Bardo, and its old center, rivaling with that of Marrakech. A special tourist attraction is the archaeological site of Carthage, a former ancient city founded by Phoenicians, enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage.
The Great Sahara Desert
Sahara occupies a third of Africa and is the largest desert in the world. This desert offers plenty of stunning views among endless sand dunes. An entirely new experience in tents, crowds and nomads can start from M’Hamid El Ghizlane, in eastern Morocco, or from Douz in southern Tunisia.