Cairo is one of the world's great megacities and is set on the Nile River. Cairo is a beautiful city with a rich history that spans over centuries.
PLACES TO VISIT
1.PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
Famous for the Sound and Light shows. The 3 majestic pyramids are lit up in a multitude of colors and fashions, delivering a dramatic display against the jet-black night sky and the wind-swept desert.
2. THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years, including Tutankhamun's treasures
3.KHAN EL-KHALILI (Souq Quarter)
This bazaar district is selling souvenirs & crafts plus jewelry, clothing & spices.
4. MOSQUE OF MUHAMMAD ALI
Imposing, alabaster-clad mosque with beautiful chandeliers,This grand, 19th-century mosque in Cairo's iconic Citadel is lavishly decorated with Islamic motifs.
5. THE HANGING CHURCH
The Copic Christian church has a wooden roof in the shape of Noachâ€™s ark.
6. AL-AZHAR MOSQUE
Cairoâ€™s first mosque, commissioned in 970 to develop into a major center for Islamic learning.
7. PYRAMID OF DJOSER
The worldâ€™s 1st large scale cut stone structure, forming the centerpiece of a huge mortuary complex.
8. AL-AZHAR PARK
Manicured gardens and lawns with fountains, cafes, restaurants and open-air theater and city views.
9. BEM EZRA SYNAGOGUE
Ornately adorned synagogue believed to have been built on the site where baby Moses was found.
10. GEZIRA ISLAND
The island is in the Nile River of central Cairo. The southern portion of the island contains the Gezira district and the northern third contains Zamalek.
11. COPTIC MUSEUM
Museum of ancient Egyptian Christian art, objects and manuscrips was build in 1908.
12. TAHRIR SQUARE
This historic square and site of revolutions is lined with offices, university buildings and an antiquities museum.
13. BABAYLON FORTRESS
It was an ancient fortress city or castle in the Delta of Egypt. It was the boundry between Lower and Middle Egypt, where the river craf paid tolls wen ascending or decending the Nile.
14. CAIRO TOWER
The tower was inspired by the lotus flowers, made up of 8 million mosaic lozenges with a revolving restaurant.
MORE PLACES TO VISIT
DAY TRIPS FROM CAIRO
The best ways to get around Cairo are by metro train, Uber, Tour Bus or taxi or on foot. Felucca â€“ Wooden Boats with oversized sailsLess of a means of transportation, feluccas offer a peaceful (albeit slow) way of navigating the Nile. drivers.