Located in north-eastern Africa, Egypt borders the Mediterranean and Red Seas, making it an ideal destination for divers. A variety of activities are available all over the country such as camel riding, cruising on the Nile and most famously, visiting the ancient pyramids and tombs. Those with a knack for shopping will enjoy the many bazaars that Egypt has to offer. Unique souvenirs, scarves, shawls and ornaments can be found in local markets.
Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses The Great in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s, when the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions.