25 Stunning Pictures of Egypt

Egypt may be one of the world’s longest-loved tourist destinations full of legendary wonders. Countless travelers have gone to this northeastern corner of Africa to enjoy some of the most historical landmarks and its diverse culture. Make sure to check #15, #10 and #6!

#25. GIZA

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A single camel that seems tiny by the sight of the pyramids. This typical scene evokes a sense of romance and nostalgia for travel’s golden age. Slide next to see the streets of Cairo!

#24. CAIRO

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In this colorful street in Cairo, the street vendor hides behind his large bounty of bananas, the yellow windows standing out in the background. More scenes from Cairo streets next!

#23. CAIRO

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Beneath the minarets of Al Azhar university, under Cairo’s famously strong sun, we can see a taxi passenger’s spontaneous smile outside the Khan el-Khalili souk, a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. Slide next to see a shop and its owner!

#22. CAIRO

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A pottery workshop’s owner working in the shop together with his son. Slide next for a beautiful sight of Cairo that will take your breath away!

#21. CAIRO

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A warm patch of Cairo’s sunlight falling on this man slipping off his shoes to enter a beautiful mosque. Next one is a shockingly beautiful shot of the desert!

#20. WHITE DESERT

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Incredible chalk-rock formations carved by sandstorms and erosion which thrust up from the surface are found all over Egypt’s White Desert. Next one is a beautiful shot of an unique relationship!

#19. GIZA

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The Pyramids at Giza form a backdrop to this sweet moment between a camel and its handler, who developed a bond through their long time working together. Next one is a very different perspective of a very familiar sight!

#18. GIZA

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The photographer’s creative framing of the temple that surrounds it offers a new sight of the Great Sphinx of Giza, an image that is famous all over the world. Next one is for diving fanatics!

#17. DAHAB

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Every year, diving enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Egypt for its fantastic dive sites. Slide next to get a glimpse of the traffic adventures found in Cairo!

#16. CAIRO

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Cairo’s metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, so this poor cyclists must carefully maneuver through traffic when loaded with a fragile, but eye-catching, cargo. Slide next for a soothing image.

#15. CAIRO

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Cairo is a buzzing, noisy city, with street shops dedicated to specific trades but this muted image reveals the calm that can be found down a quiet alley. For a beautiful sunset scene, slide next!

#14. CAIRO

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An excellent views of the Citadel at Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park, which offers an attractive oasis in Cairo, with lawn areas, fountains, courtyards. It sure is especially scenic at sunset. Next picture was taken in Alexandria!

#13. ALEXANDRIA

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Two bunches of colorful balloons balanced at either side of the frame, add a fun effect to this dark-lit Alexandria street scene. Slide next to see a magnificent picture of the desert!

#12. SHARM EL SHEIKH

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Elongated shadows of camels walking in formation cast by a low sun  in the Sinai desert near Sharm El Sheik. Slide next to meet a very proud house owner.

#11. ASWAN

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These type of mud-brick houses are a common sight around the southern city of Aswan. This particular one is located on an island in the Nile River. Slide next to see a very colorful underwater picture!

#10. SHARM EL SHEIKH

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A glimpse of a colorful underwater world, teeming with life. The unusual perspective was taken at a jetty in the resort town of Sharm El Sheik, Slide next to see how wedding ceremonies look like in Cairo!

#9. CAIRO

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A photograph of a wedding ceremony. The photographer, Shakweer, waited for the perfect moment. He found it when “the man took his place right in the middle of the frame; almost all eyes looking at him, including the paintings.” Slide next fo a café scene.

#8. CAIRO

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A serious game of café dominoes. The angle of this dramatic shot gives the viewer a peek into the hand of one of the players and some of the captivated audience. The next one is truly stunning!

#7. WESTERN DESERT

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A silhouetted Arabian horse rearing against a sunset. Next one is one of our favorites!

#6. DAHAB

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This artistic full-scale elephant under the Red Sea is an artificial reef. It serves it purpose of benefiting underwater ecosystems since coral reefs are threatened around the world, It’s not only useful, but also a beautiful playground for freedivers.

#5. GIZA

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This young man traveled nearly 400 miles north from Qena to Giza to sell his camels at the biggest market in Egypt, held before the Eid al-Adha feast, the holiest festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. Slide next to see and incredible picture of the Western Desert!

#4. WESTERN DESERT

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This cave in the elemental Western Desert seems to offer shelter from the burning sun. Slide next to see the beautiful streets of Alexandria!

#3. ALEXANDRIA

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These young street vendors’ colorful bunches of balloons provide a beautiful contrast to the earth-toned Alexandria buildings in the background. Slide next to see Cairo’s traditional clothing.

#2. CAIRO

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Two men dressed in traditional galabia walk past carpets in Islamic Cairo, which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era. Slide to see #1!

#1. DAHAB

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An ascending freediver at the Red Sea Resort, famous for its diving spots, situated on Dahab’s beach and close to the excellent scuba diving point of Lighthouse Reef.

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