Egypt is a north-African country offering a unique combination of breathtaking sceneries, beaches and an impressive cultural heritage. This and its mild winter climate make Egypt a primary tourist destination in Northern Africa. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most stunning ancient monuments, including the Gizeh pyramids
, the Karnak Temple
and the Valley of the Kings
; the southern city of Luxor
contains a particularly large number of ancient artifacts. In the extreme south of the country, close to the border to Sudan, lie the huge Nasser lake and the Abu Simbel temple
. The western desert between the Nile and Lybia contains beautiful oases and stunning rock formations
. In Cairo you will find the Egyptian national museum
, which hosts items and artifacts spanning over 5000 years of history.