Must see attractions in Egypt

  • P
    Public Beach

    Definitely not one of Sharm's prettier swaths of sand. Note that women swimming here in bikinis or other revealing attire are likely to feel uncomfortable.

  • C
    Carriage Museum

    Houses a collection of carriages used by Egypt's royalty from Khedive Ismail to King Farouk. Like many of the Citadel museums though, it's often shut.

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    Tomb of Ankhmahor

    The tomb of Ankhmahor contains similar precise friezes to the Tomb of Kagemni, but is closed because of deteriorating conditions.

  • A
    Arab League Building

    This building (a good landmark in the vast Midan Tahrir area) hosts occasional gatherings of leaders from around the Middle East.

  • M
    Mosque of Suleiman Pasha

    Sulieman Pasha, governor of Cairo's Janissary troops, built this small Ottoman-style mosque in the early 16th century.

  • W
    War Memorial

    Suez's war memorial commemorates the Egyptian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel.

  • S
    Statue of Mohammed Ali

    This statue of Mohammed Ali, Egypt's modernising 19th-century ruler, presides over Midan Tahrir.

  • R

    This fenced-off area contains the very sparse ruins of an ancient Nabataean trading post.