Hard to Get a Flight to Egypt? Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Just Launched its Virtual Tour Collection of Egypt’s Landmarks
“Dream now, travel later! We invite your soul and mind on a trip to Egypt.” In these words, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced launching its virtual tours to a collection of Egyptian landmarks across the country.
These tours come as a part of the Ministry’s initiative to slow the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic and encourage people to stay home. Anyone at any place in the world can explore Egypt through these tours, and they are available in both languages Arabic and English.
All of the 3D virtual tours are presented in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and other scientific and archaeological institutions. And every day at 8 PM, a new tour is being available on the ministry’s website as well as its social media platforms.
Prior to posting the tour, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announces a brief about the place, and since the beginning of April, it has taken us to more than eight archeological sites from different eras starting from the great Pharaonic era to the Coptic and Islamic ones.
In addition to the virtual tours of the archeological sites, the Ministry of Tourism has also launched guided tours to Egyptian museums. They started with the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, and two Egyptian tour guides are talking about some of the museum’s special pieces in a series of short videos.
The guided tours are being posted every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and they are set to continue until the end of the quarantine time.