Romance on the Nile: Honeymoon Attractions in Egypt
Egypt stands out as a prime destination for romantic holidays with a number of excellent offerings for honeymooners. If you want to enjoy a romantic holiday in Egypt, you can visit any of its outstanding honeymoon attractions crammed with activities perfect for you and your other half. These attractions include:
1. Temple of Madinat Habu
Temple of Madinat Habu is about 56 kilometres south of the Valley of the Kings in the west bank of Luxor. It is considered the second largest memorial temple in Egypt after the marvellous Temple of Karnak. It measures about 325 metres in length (east to west) and approximately 216 metres in width (north to south). It is surrounded by luxurious hotels such as Amon Hotel Luxor, Hotel Sheherazade, and Nile Valley Hotel Restaurant.
The temple has a gigantic gate and is beautifully decorated with a variety of war scenes fought against the Libyans and Syrians. There is also a shrine dating back to the 18th Dynasty located on the right side of the gate, a court leading to a huge pylon, and two high towers located at the opposite sides of the gate.
2. Valley of the Kings
Also referred to as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, Valley of the Kings, is a large historical valley found on the west bank of River Nile in Theban Necropolis. For more than 400 years, from the 16th to 10th century BC, royal tombs were constructed in the valley for Pharaohs and influential/privileged nobles of the Egyptian New Kingdom. There are more than 60 tombs, each containing its own number of chambers. The tombs are decorated with different scenes depicting the Egyptian mythology which offer clues to Egypt’s ancient funeral rituals and beliefs.
Egypt has plenty of resorts and luxury resorts to make any trip highly memorable, those around the city of Luxor are some of the best. For you to stay in a resort or luxury hotel in Luxor, it can be a great idea to plan your stay around a Nile cruise, which often start and finish in this charming city. The resorts are mainly located in the centre of Luxor City, a few metres from Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon, and Luxor Museum.
4. Terrazzina Beach
With its clear waters, white sand, and state-of-the-art facilities, Terrazzini Beach remains one of the best places to share good moments with your sweetheart in Sharm el Sheikh. While at the beach, you can choose to dine and dance from sunrise till sunset, participate in the fascinating activities on offer, or bask in the sun as you enjoy stunning views of the surrounding buildings, cliffs, and mountains. To find out everything to do in Sharm el Sheikh, why not ask the locals, they are usually the people in the know.
Max Cohen is a travel writer currently living in sunny south of Spain.