8 Epic Instagrammable places in Egypt
Instagrammable places in Egypt
Egypt is full of wonders ancient and new and it is definitely a sensory experience! The sounds, the sights, the smells all take you on a journey through time from past to present. It is not only a place for history buffs though. We loved learning all about the ancient temples and amazing artifacts but we also loved taking photos in Egypt. I feel like you can’t take a bad photo there and we got everything from insane landscapes and beautiful close ups to portraits that tell a story. We also got those instagram bangers! I don’t travel for instagram photos but I do love getting a gorgeous photo to treasure in places that are awe inspiring.
We travelled from Cairo to Aswan and then on to Luxor but there are so many more beautiful spots to experience in Egypt and I feel like I have only seen the tip of the iceberg ( or pyramid as it were )
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Here are a few instagrammable places in Egypt I fell in love with for photos
The Pyramids of Giza
I can’t even imagine how many photos have been taking by these insane structures. It blows my mind to even try and think how these were built 4500 years ago! No matter what you will get an epic photo here because how can you not right?! We tried to be a bit different though and took some photos with our 70-200mm lens. This made for some unique photos that I am totally in love with!
Do you know that research has found that the Sphinx was once brightly coloured! I am pretty sure it would have made for some insane photos right? The Sphinx is a great place for a photo but avoid the crazy crowds and the cheesy kissing pic. Rather stand on the sandy patch right in front of it to get a great view of the Sphinx and Pyramid in your shot.
Khan El Khalili market
Glittering with colourful lanterns and shiny trinkets Khan El Khalili is a market aimed at tourists. That doesn’t make it any less cool to walk around in though especially at night! We didn’t have enough time to visit during the day but I loved how the colours came alive after dark. Just beware that you will be cat called and harassed a bit so don’t go alone!
Nile boat ride
We did a sunset cruise on the Nile during our time in a Nubian village in Aswan. It was such a serene and surreal experience which we both loved so much! You can choose to go on a traditional Feluca or a motor boat with a top and bottom deck. We were lucky enough to get a boat to ourselves and spent most of the time just relaxing at the top. We just could not stop staring at the views and it was one of our top experiences.
Nubian village in Aswan
The Nubian village in Aswan is a happy colourful place. It was by far our favorite place in Egypt and everything about it made me smile. The locals were insanely friendly, the food was so good and the vibe was one of peace and harmony. Every corner was perfect for an instagram, even the place we stayed at!
Abu Simbel is quite a place to get to but totally worth the effort. We had a 3:30am wake up call and a six hour round trip just to spend a couple of hours at this Temple that Ramesses
the great built. The temple is carved into a hillside ( that they actually moved in 1964! ) and will blow your mind when you see it. Definitely get there are early as possible to get a decent photo in front of it. The inside of the temple is just as amazing but only cellphone cameras are permitted unless you buy a camera pass.
Karnak temple is a place that gave me shivers and not only because it was 6am and freezing! The huge pillars seem impossible to capture on a camera and the detail even on the ceiling is impressive. Try and take minimal gear if you are going to shoot photos as they do give a lot of issues to anyone shooting with more than a cellphone.
Sofitel Winter Palace
The last place we stayed at was the Winter Pavilion hotel which is on the same grounds as the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor. This means they share everything including the stunning gardens and pool area. You can also go to the iconic front of the hotel for photos like I did. Back in the day Howard Carter the British archeologist made the announcement of finding the tomb of Tutankhamun at the Winter Palace!
Have you been to any of these instagrammable places in Egypt?