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Best places to watch the sunset in Egypt

08 Jul 2014 10 AM

Best places to watch the sunset in Egypt
Watching the sun go down is a very special moment.

It’s relaxing and tranquil and gives you time to reflect and soak up the beauty of your surroundings, which you’ll be seeing – literally – in a new light.

And when you travel to Egypt, you’ll soon discover how the sunset transforms it – giving its landscape an unparalleled magnificence.

So make your trip to Egypt extra special by watching the sunset in a memorable location.

Read on for five most unforgettable places to watch the Egyptian sunset.

The Great Pyramids

No trip to Egypt is complete without visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza but you can make your visit even more memorable by arriving late afternoon and staying for the sunset.

Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll definitely want some photos to remember this by. But don’t watch it all from behind a lens – watching the sun descend behind the pyramids as two of the world’s greatest natural and man-made wonders meet is one of the most spectacular sights you’ll ever see.

If you can, watch it from a rooftop in Giza for an amazing panoramic view. The Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort is just half an hour away so staying here means you can enjoy the sunset at the pyramids whenever you like.

Al Azhar Park, Cairo

There’s nothing more peaceful than watching the sun set over a city. So during your trip to Cairo, watch the sun go down from the hilltop at Al Azhar Park – just a short drive from the Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences.

Spend the afternoon here taking it easy in the cafés in the park or relax by the lovely pond. And then when dusk comes, witness the sun set over Africa’s second biggest city.

Mokattam Cliff, Cairo

Alternatively, watch the sunset at Mokattam Cliff. It overlooks most of Cairo and although smog can obscure the view of the city during the day, this is one of the places to get one of the clearest views of the city at night.

This isn’t a typical tourist spot but you’ll still find vendors selling refreshments for you to enjoy while you marvel at the beautiful colours illuminating the sky.

On the Nile

The River Nile is one of Egypt’s most iconic natural wonders. It’s the longest river in the world and runs through the whole country – some even call it the backbone of Egypt.

Travelling down the Nile on a boat is one of the most special ways to experience it but travelling down it at sunset is really something else.

The Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa is located right on the edge of the Nile, meaning you won’t have to travel far to board a sunset river cruise.

Stanley Bridge, Alexandria

It may not sound like a very romantic place to watch the sun go down but Stanley Bridge in Alexandria is one of the most unforgettable places to watch the sun set in Egypt – and the Mediterranean.

Standing on the bridge you get an absolutely unobstructed view of the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea. Even driving over the bridge at sunset is magnificent – with nothing between you and the horizon.

And when you stay at a Hilton hotel you’ll be just minutes from these top locations to watch the gorgeous African sunsets over Egypt.

Do you know any other incredible places to watch the sun go down in Egypt? If so, please let us know.


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