Features of this work include: Dynamic new two-colour layout for easy navigation; new magazine style, combining stunning photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country; clear, newly designed two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use; the only guides with full-colour touring maps of the whole region; extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour; and, Top Don't Miss sights for each regional chapter, plus Author Choices of personal favourite places to stay and eat. This title: marvels at Egypt's famous icons, the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and hunts down its more hidden treasures; brings the country's history to life as you pass through the Valley of the Kings and examine the Ptolemaic temples at Esna, Edfu and Kon Ombo; floats down the Nile in a felucca and rides through the magnificent desert landscapes; explores Cairo's fine medieval buildings, shops at smart designer boutiques or bargains for goods in the traditional bazaar; and, dives among coral in the Red Sea and relaxes along Egypt's stunning coastline.
'For Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the political and cultural fulcrum of the Arab world. The treasures of three great civilisations await you at the Islamic, Coptic and Egyptian Antiquities museums, while you can immerse your senses at Khan al Khalili, a vast bazaar as intricate as inlay work, sharp with spices, sweet with perfumes and dazzling with brass and gold and silver. You can ride in the desert, sail on the Nile, enjoy belly dancing or opera, smoke a hubbly-bubbly at a street corner cafe, and feed yourself on every cuisine from traditional to nouvelle'.
Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition