Tourist Ideas for Cairo

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Cairo may be the largest city in Africa as well as the capital of Egypt. With 6,760,000 people, Cairo is the world’s 16th most populous metropolis. It has been called “The town of a thousand minarets” and is the cultural, commercial, political and academic core country. Egypt continues to be the land of civilizations throughout background and its capital still hosts many historical sites and popular attractions. Cairo draws visitors from all over the world. Cairo also manages to look after its intense air pollution and traffic. This article is an introduction to Cairo’s major tourist destinations.

The Pyramids are excellent monuments to the ancient rulers of Egypt and also the most celebrated attractions within the entire country. The Giza area has more than ten pyramids among which are the great pyramid of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. These pyramids would be the most well-known. Visit these wonders during the dazzling sound and light show in the evening. A trip to the Great Sphinx is yet another important venture attempted by all tourists during their Cairo tour. Like pyramids, this mysterious monument is also a renowned symbol of Egypt and becoming a chance to see this acclaimed “guard of the Giza” is a mesmerizing experience.

The historical Islamic-Cairo area includes a huge web of old twisting streets and is a distinctive spot to visit. The streets have many buildings and mosques which display traditional architecture. Khan Ali-Kalili can be found in the center of Islamic-Cairo and it is the biggest and best known open air market in Cairo. It’s a paradise for the shoppers. You will see countless shops selling beautiful jewelry, souvenirs, exotic spices, perfumes and much more in this huge market that was established in Fourteenth century. You are invited to use your haggling abilities to the maximum within the Khan market where bargaining is considered as a frequent means of communication.

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The majestic Citadel is yet another important historic site. This giant stone castle built-in the 12th century offers insight into a brief history of Egypt. There are also a number of other attractions such as the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Al-Gawhara Palace, the Well of Joseph and the National Military Museum. Heliopolis is really a scenic neighborhood in Cairo that was founded like a garden reserve. Visit the beautiful Baron’s Palace, several posh homes and enjoy an incredible sunset at Heliopolis.The Egyptian Museum can be found in Midan Tahrir square and is one of the most famous museums in the world. It is a must visit for history buffs.The museum began in 1897 and holds an amazing assortment of Egyptian artifacts spanning greater than 5,000 years in addition to royal mummies and the renowned fortunes of Tutankhamen. Greater than 120,000 objects take presctiption rotation and all sorts of objects are displayed chronologically.

The Nile River cruise is an exhilarating way to view landmarks. Sailing trips on Egypt’s traditional sailing boats, ‘feluccas’, also attract many tourists. The Cairo Tower was built-in 1961 and is one other popular attraction. This 180 meters tall TV tower is found on Gezira Island. Have a stunning look at the town from the observation deck or have brunch in the famed revolving restaurant at the top.

Riding on the back of the camel is one of the favorite activities of visitors. Others enjoy the rare buggy tours look around the ancient wonders. Horseback riding is another exciting experience of the desert and there are many well-known stables in Cairo such as Karim at FB Stables and EuroStables. Many choose jeep safaris to see the calm, mystic deserts. The magnificent Cairo Opera House is the renowned cultural center of Egypt and you can enjoy some good shows and outstanding Arabian music here.

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