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Introduction
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MonumentandHistoric Building
Memphis
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Cairo,theTriumphantCity,isEgyptswonderfulcapital.Itisthe largestcityinboththeMiddleEastandAfricaandliesatthe centreofallroutesleadingto,andfromAsia,AfricaandEurope. ThecityextendsonthebanksoftheRiverNiletothesouthofits delta.Cairoistheadministrativecapitaland,closeby,isalmost everyEgyptPyramid,suchastheGreatPyramidsofGiza,the AncientEgyptianCityofMemphisandCapitaloftheOld Kingdom,ontheveryedgeofthecity.Cairoprovidesgreatand wellorganizedculture,includingartgalleriesandmusichalls, suchastheCairoOperaHouse.Thecityalsoprovidessomeof thebestaccommodationsandrestaurantsintheworld,suchas theCairoMarriottandtheFourSeasons.Greatpartofthe incredibleandunbelievablecharmofthecapitalofEgyptisthe resultof2000yearsmixtureofIslamic,ChristianCopticand Jewishculture.Anincredibleanduniquemixturethatstillkeeps onflourishingtothisday.

OncetheancientcapitalofEgyptduringtheMiddleKingdom, Memphisisworthvisitplaceforanytourist.Foundedbythefirst DynastyPharaohMenesaround3100BCE,thesitewas destroyedposttheArabconquestinthe6thcenturyCE.Mostof treasuresherewerelootedandthesparseremainsofferspecial excursion.Theplaceisworthseeinglikethecolossalstatueof RamsesII,mummifiedApisbulls,alabastersphinxofKing ThutmoseIII.Onecangettoseeartifactsthatareondisplayin agarden.Onecangettoseetheruinsofthisformercapitalthat offersfragmentedevidenceofitsoutstandingpast.Opening hours:Winter:0730-1600daily;Summer:07301700hours daily

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FascinatePyramidsofGiza
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Thereareactuallyover100pyramidsinEgyptandmostofthem aregroupedaroundandneartheCityofCairo.Gizais,of course,thehomeofEgypt'sbestknownpyramids,includingthe largestoneinEgypt,thatofKhufu.Inadditiontothemajor pyramids,therearealsonolessthansixpyramidsbuiltfor queens,togetherwithevensmallercultpyramids.Therearealso manytombs,anumberoftemples,workervillagesandthe famousGreatSphinx.OneofCairo'smanyepitaphsisthe"City of1,000Minarets".Thecitysmosquesdatefromtheearliest periodsofIslamuptothemodernvarieties.Herearesomeof them:Al-Maridanimosque,El-AqmarMosque(GrayMosque), theMosqueofEl-Hakim,IbnTulunMosque,theMosqueof SulaymanPashaal-Khadim,andmoreandmore.TheEgyptian MuseumcontainsincredibleanduniquetreasuresastheThe TutankhamunCollectionortheRoyalMummies.Morethana millionandhalftouristsvisitthemuseumannually,inadditionto halfamillionEgyptians.

OneofthemostrecognizableoftheSevenwondersofthe world!!TheGizaNecropolisisanarchaeologicalsiteontheGiza Plateau,ontheoutskirtsofCairo,Egypt.Thiscomplexofancient monumentsincludesthethreepyramidcomplexesknownasthe GreatPyramids,themassivesculptureknownastheGreat Sphinx,severalcemeteries,aworkers'villageandanindustrial complex.Itislocatedsome9km(5mi)inlandintothedesert fromtheoldtownofGizaontheNile,some25km(15mi) southwestofCairocitycentre.Thepyramids,whichhavealways loomedlargeasemblemsofancientEgyptintheWestern imagination,[1][2]werepopularisedinHellenistictimes,whenthe GreatPyramidwaslistedbyAntipaterofSidonasoneofthe SevenWondersoftheWorld.Todayitistheonlyoneofthe ancientWondersstillinexistence.ThePyramidsofGizaand othersarethoughttohavebeenconstructedtohousethe remainsofthedeceasedPharaohswhoruledoverAncient Egypt.[3]AportionofthePharaoh'sspiritcalledhiskawas

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believedtoremainwithhiscorpse.Propercareoftheremainswas necessaryinorderforthe"formerPharaohtoperformhisnewdutiesas kingofthedead."It'stheorizedthepyramidnotonlyservedasatombfor thePharaohbutalsoasstorageforthevariousitemshewouldneedin theafterlife."Gettingthere:MetroLine2nowrunsfromCairointoGiza, althoughitdoesn'tgoallthewaytothePyramids.GetoffatGizastation. Thepyramidsare8km,15-20mintripAnynumberofminibusesand busesgotothesite(knownas'al-haram'inArabic'),theyincludethe greenpublic900and997buses.Taxi;Thereareessentiallytwooptions forthis,unmetered&metered:Olderblack&whitetaxis-metersarenot used,sodon'tforgettohaggle.Solid-yellowandsolid-whitetaxis-These aremeteredandairconditioned.Youmightsaveyourselfthehasslewith theblackandwhitetaxis,andatalmostthesamecost,ifnotless dependingonyourskill.Bybus:FromcentralCairo,takebusroutes355 or357.Itdepartsevery20minutesfromtheairportandHeliopolis,the busattheAbdelMenemRiyadStationinMidanTahrir,nexttothe EgyptianMuseum,beforecontinuingouttoGizaandthePyramids.Even cheaperandmoreauthenticjourney,taketheregularbuses900or997, fromthebigcentralbusstationundertheoverpasses,closetothe museum.Becarefulwhenaboutgettingdown,mostpeoplewillbe honestandhelpyou,butyoumayencounterscammerswhotakeyouto theircamelsinsteadoftothepyramids.AvisittoCairowouldbe incompletewithoutavisittothefamousPyramidsofGizaandthe EgyptianMuseumlocatedinthecenterofthetown.Avisittothe Sphinxisalsoamust,sinceitisthelandmarkofEgyptscaptivating history.TheEgyptianAntiquitiesMuseumhasmorethan120,000 ancientEgyptianartifactsondisplayincludingthefamousTutankhamun collectionandtheroyalMummyroomwhichfeatureselevenPharaonic dignitaries.Juststrollingarounddowntownandintheolderresidential partsofthecitywherecraftsmenworkonthesidewalksisalsoareal pleasure.Cairooffersseveralwininganddiningoptions.Makesuretotry Koshray,thetraditionalEgyptiandishthatconsistsofadelicious combinationofspaghetti,macaroni,rice,chickpeas,blacklentils,garlic andspicytomatochilisaucegarnishedwithfriedonions.

MosqueofIbnTulun
MonumentandHistoricBuilding

Itistheoldestmosqueinthecitythathassurvivedinitsoriginal formandisthelargestmosqueinCairobyextension.Ahmad IbnTulun,governorAbbasidofEgyptwhoruledbetween868884orderedtheconstructionofthemosque.

Rank:4/48 Address:MosqueofIbnTulun,AlQahirah,Egypt

AlabasterMosque(MohammadAli Mosque)
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Rank:3/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

Situatedonthesummitofthecitadel,thisisatypicalOttomen, thelargesttobebuiltinthefirsthalfofthe19thcentury.The mosquewasbuiltinmemoryofTusunPasha,theoldestsonof MuhammadAliPasha,givingthemosqueitsname.Themosque issituatedonthesummitofthecitadel,andalongwiththe citadel,isoneofthelandmarksandtouristattractionsofCairo.It isstillusedaplaceofworshiptodaybytheMuslimsofCairoThe mosqueisoneofthemostidentifiablefeaturesofthecityand canbeseenwhenapproachingthecityfromalmostany direction.Themosqueisbuiltwithacentraldomesurroundedby foursmallandfoursemicirculardomes.Theminaretsofthe MuhammadAliMosqueareovereightymetershigh.Thehighest domeis52metershigh,withadiameterof21meters.The designoftheMuhammadAliMosqueisbasedonaplansimilar tothatoftheMosqueofSultanAhmadinIstanbul,andconsists oftwoparts,themosquetotheeastandanopencourtyardtothe west.Themosquehasthreeentrances,onthenorth,westand eastwalls.Thewesternentranceopensontothecourtyard.On thewestwallofthecourtyardisanironclock,givento MuhammadAlibytheFrenchKingLouisPhilippe,inexchange fortheobelisk.TheobeliskisnowinthePalacedelaConcorde, Paris.Currently,thecityofCairoisworkingtoconserveand protecttheAlabasterMosqueofMohamedAli.Themosques domeisundergoingcleaningandrestoration.Anewlighting systemfortheCitadelisbeingdonebyanItaliancompanyin threephases.Thefirstphase,thelightingofthemosqueof MohammadAli,iscomplete.Thenextphasewillbetolightthe whole1.5kilometresofthesurroundingwall,andthethirdphase istolighttheroadoftheCitadelfromtheentrancetotheend. VisitingtheCitadelisoneofCairoslandmarksanditsbest combinedwithvisitingAlHusseinMosqueandMosqueof al-RafaiwhicharelocatedjustbelowtheCitadel.Important! Womenmustcovertheirheads,sobringascarf.Shoulders mustalsonotbeexposed.Everyonehastoremovetheirshoes. Youwillneedtocarryyourshoesbecausetheexitpointisatthe oppositeendfromtheentranceandholdthesolestogetherwhen walking.

Rank:8/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

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organizetours.

Rank:12/48 Address:Saqqara,Cairo,Egypt

Saqqara(Sakkara)Pyramids
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Saqqara(orSakkara,SaqqarahinArabic)isavast,ancient burialgroundinEgypt,servingasthecemeteryfortheAncient Egyptiancapital,Memphis.TheancientcityofMephisislocated about10milessouthofCario.Saqqarawasdesignatedasa WorldHeritageSitebyUNESCOin1979.Saqqarafeatures numerouspyramids,includingtheworldfamousSteppyramidof Djoser,sometimesreferredtoastheStepTombduetoits rectangularbase.Thisisalsothemostphotographedandeasily recognizableofthepyramids.Saqqaraislocatedabout30km southofmodern-dayCairoandcoversanareaofaround7by 1.5km.Theearliestburialsofnoblescanbetracedbacktothe FirstDynasty,atthenorthsideoftheSaqqaraplateauThefirst royalburialsatSaqqara,comprisingundergroundgalleries,date totheSecondDynasty.ThelastSecondDynastyking KhasekhemwywasburiedinhistombatAbydos,butalsobuilta funerarymonumentatSaqqaraconsistingofalargerectangular enclosure,knownasGisrel-Mudir.Itprobablyinspiredthe monumentalenclosurewallaroundtheStepPyramidcomplexAt Saqqara,theoldestcompletehewn-stonebuildingcomplex knowninhistorywasbuilt:Djoser'ssteppyramid,builtduringthe thirddynasty.OnacleardayinGizaonecanseetheDjoser PyramidinSaqqara.Gizaisroughly10.5milesnorthofSaqqara. BesidesPharaohDjoser,therewere16otherpharaohsthat constructedtheirburialpyramidsatSaqqaraincluding:Pharaoh UserkafPharaohDjedkarePharaohMenkauhorPharaohUnas PharaohTetiPharaohPepiIPharaohMerenrePharaohPepiII Contrarytopopularbelief,thenameSaqqaraisnotderivedfrom theancientEgyptianfunerarygodSokar,butfromtheBeni SaqqarwhoarealocalBerbertribe.Theirnamemeans"Sonsof Saqqar."Gettingaround!Thepyramidsareeasyenoughto walkaround,Therearealsohorseandbuggiesoryoucantakea camelride.SomeCamelTips:Bargainhardbeforeyougeton thecamel.Don'ttakeaphotoofthecamelunlessyouare preparedtopay.Ifyouarefeelingharassedthengrabthe Policemantohelpyouout.HowtogettothePyramids:Ataxi fromthecenterofCairoisprobablytheeasiestwaytogettothe Pyramids,althoughminiandmicrobusesalsomakefrequent trips.Anair-conditionedbusalsodepartsregularlyfromthe MidanTahrir.Alsocheckwithyourhotelwhocanhelpyou

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Cairoisaninterestingplaceofancienthousesandhasgreat historicbuildingstoo.AlongwithRiverNile,thereismoretothis beautifulEgyptiancitythanmerelypyramidsandpharaohs.As perthetourperiod,onecanplanhiswayoftravellingaroundthe cityanddullyplanhisitinerary.Withthebackdropofthesunrise andsunset,thepyramidscomealivegivingamesmerizinglook tothecity.InCairo,thereisplentytoseeandexplore.Someof thebestplacestoseearethePyramids,thePharaohs,the AlabasterMosque,theSultanHassanandKhanel-Khalili Bazaar,theHurghadaandmanymoremustvisitplaces. Properlyplanneditinerarycanmanageonesabilitytovisitother placesofinterestliketheEgyptianmuseumofantiquities havingthetreasuresofKingTutandthetempleofQueen Hatshepsut.ThereisalsotheLuxortemplewhichisbeautifully crafted.Thecityalsooffersnumerousitinerarytourswhichare professionallymanagedsoastosatisfythetouristneedstosight seemoreofthesightsinspecifieddays.1.GreatPyramidof GizaTheGreatPyramidofGizawasbuiltbytheEgyptian pharaohKhufuaround2560BC.Itwasconstructedtoserveasa tomb...2.MuseumofIslamicCeramicsThismuseumislocated inanimpressivebuilding,exampleofIslamicarchitectureand decoration...

Rank:23/48 Address:Cairo

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Dahshur
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Citadel(Al-Qalaa)
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TheCitadelisafortification,adefensivewall,andwasonce popularforitsfreshbreezeandamazingviewsofthecity.Itis alsoknownasSaladinCitadelofCairo.WhenSaladdin establishedtheAyyubidSultanatein1171,andeliminatedthe Fatimids,hewasstillfightingtheCrusadersintheLevant.Itwas thereforeimportanttostrengthenthedefencesofEgypt,which hadsufferedrepeatedattacksbytheCrusaders.He commissionedtheconstructionofafortresstoprotectEgypt's capital,andthenaturalspotwasahilloverlookingallofCairo, wheretheCitadelstillstandstoday.TheCitadelisalargefort whichcomprisesof2mosques,thePoliceMuseumandthe Military.TheCitadelissometimesreferredtoasMohamedAli CitadelbecauseitcontainstheMosqueofMuhammadAli,built onthesummitoftheCitadelMuseum.Thishasisoneofthe famoustouristattractionsinCairo,whereyoucangettoseethe visionofMuhammadAli,especiallythemosquebearinghis name.Themosqueisthemainfocalpointofthefortcanbe seenfrommostpartsofCairoCity.TheMilitaryMuseumisalso locatedwithintheCitadel,itisfamousforitsrichcollectionand historicalbuildingsandwasoriginallyapalaceduringthereignof MohamedAli,thefounderoftheroyalfamilythatruledEgypt from1805through1952.ItisoneofCairo'smostvisitedhistoric structuresandisalsoconsideredoneoftheworld'smost impressiveMediaevaldefencefortresses.Inadditiontoamilitary complex,ithadservedasEgypt'srulers'residencefromthe12th tothe19thcenturiesandisnowhometoseveraldifferent museumswiththemostdistinctiveandrecognisablebeingthe Ottoman-styleMohammedAliMosque,withitsmultipledomes andtwopencil-likeminarets.

Dahshurisaroyalnecropolislocatedinthedesertonthewest bankoftheNilesouthofCairo.Thesiteisdominatedbythe4th dynastypyramidsofSneferuanditisregonisedmainlyforits pyramids,twoofwhichareamongtheoldest,largestandbest preservedinEgypt.Sneferu'sPyramidsareeasytoreach,there isaroadthatgoesrightuptothem,howevertheotherpyramids aremoredifficulttotraveltoo.TheBentPyramidandtheRed PyramidwereconstructedduringthereignofPharaohSnofru (2613-2589BC).TheshapeoftheBentPyramidisunique,and representsatransitionalpyramid.TheRedPyramidistheworld's firsttruesmooth-sidedpyramid.TheRedPyramidsnamederives fromthecolorofthelimestoneusedtobuildit..Thepyramidis enteredfromthenorth.Theentranceisalmosthalfwaywaythe theside,andisreachedbyametalstaircase.Theinterioriswell worthexploring,itasmanyfeaturesusedintheGreatPyramid werefirstusedhereTheBent(South)PyramidofSneferuis locatedabout2kmsouth.Itisoneoftherarepyramidswere mostofit'scasingisstillintact.Thisisconsideredthefirsttrue pyramidinEgypt.Thebentshape,whichoccursabouthalfway up,isbelievedtobecausedbysuddenchangeinplansbythe AncientEgyptians.Egyptologistbelievethattheplanslopewas changed(from60to55)toaccommodatecracksinthe foundation.Althoughthisisjustassumptions.

Rank:26/48 Address:Dahshur,Cairo,Egypt,Africa

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Rank:24/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

TherecenthistoryofEgyptmeansthatitwillbeoneofthemost fascinatingdestinationsfortheintrepidtouristinthenextfew years.Whenyouaddtothisthepullingpoweroftheancient Egyptianempireandallthatwecanlearnthroughthataboutthe historyoftheworldnevermindthisfascinatingcornerofit,you havetoask,whyareweallnotgoingthere?TheCapitalCairois oneofthemostdenselypopulatedplacesonearth,notjustin termsofcultureandhistory!Iimaginethatmostvisitorswithan

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eyetorecentpoliticalchangeswillheadimmediatelytothefocalpoint, Tahir(Liberation)Square.Foundedinthe19thcenturyitisfacedby someofthemostinterestingbuildingsinthecityincludingtheEgyptian museumandtheArableaguebuilding.TheCopticdistricthousesa largeamountofancientchurchesandisfascinating.Andorcoursethere isnothinglikestandingatthebaseofthepyramidsraptinwonderattheir ageandmagnificence.

Rank:28/48

SoukalFustat
MonumentandHistoricBuilding

GreatPyramidofGiza
MonumentandHistoricBuilding

TheGreatPyramidofGizainEgyptisoneoftheOldSeven WondersoftheWorld.TheGreatPyramidofGizawasbuiltby theEgyptianpharaohKhufuaround2560BC.Itwasconstructed toserveasatombforthepharaohafterhisdeath.Thepyramid isanarchitecturallandmark,andthetechniqueusedforits constructionhasbeenatopicofdiscussionamong archaeologistsandarchitectsthroughouttheworld.Oneofthe mostsoughtaftertouristspotsintheworld,thismonumenthas manyattractions.ThefamousSphinx,apartofthemonument, attractstouristsinnumbers.ItsmuseumhousestheSunBoat, whichisverymysterious.Thereareseveralsmallstructuresthat areworthvisiting.SomeofthesearethePyramidofKhafre, PyramidofMenkaure,QueensChamber,KingsChamber, UnfinishedChamber,andGrandGallery.WebSite: http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/pyramid.html

Can'tdecidewhattotakehomeasasouvenirformomfrom Cairo?WhynottryheadingtoSoukel-Fustat-alittleshopping complexspecialisinginhand-madeproductsmadebyEgyptian artists,craftsmenanddesigners.Builtontheruinsofanold marketthatburneddowninthe14thcentury,thissoukislocated inthemedievalmarketsquareoftheCopticQuarter.The shadedcourtyardsofthesoukmakebrowsingpleasantamong theworkshopsspecialisinginmetalwork,ceramics,candle making,glassblowingandleather-work.Herevendorshawk anythingfromceramics,carpets,traditionalkhameya needlework,embroideredgallabyais,handmadelanterns, furnituretoFayumpottery,soapandrugs.Thesoukalsosells Nefertari,amanufacturerofbeautifullyscentednaturalbody products.Manyoftheproductsonsalearealsoproducedby studentsfromtheAssociationofUpperEgyptforEducationand Development.Salespressureislowcomparedtotherestof Cairo'sfranticmarketssodonotexpecttofindthesamekindof cut-throathagglinginthissoukthatyouwillbesubjecttofindin KhanalKhalili.Thereshouldbesomeroomto"bargain"onthe price,however,especiallyifyouarepurchasinganumberof productsfromthesamevendor.Forthosewhoprefertotakea breakonadayofshoppingandsightseeinginOldCairo,the soukalsooffersalittlecafeteria.

Rank:30/48 Address:CornerelEmamStreetandHassanalAnwar,OldCairo

Rank:29/48

Museums
EgyptianAntiquitiesMuseum
Museums

TheEgyptianAntiquitiesMuseuminCairo,Egypt,isworth visitingforitsextensivecollectionofancientEgyptianantiquities. Foundedin1858byFrencharcheologistAugusteMariette,the giantpinkbuildingwasbuiltin1902.Housingoneoftheworld's greatestcollectionsofEgyptianartifacts,itboastsmorethan

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136,000artifactsfromeveryperiodofpre-IslamicEgyptianhistory, featuringthefamousTutankhamuncollectionwithitsbeautifulgolddeath maskandsarcophagusandtheroyalMummyroom,whichfeaturean additionalelevenPharaonicdignitaries.Itwouldbeimpossibletosee everythinginone,soplanseveraltripstoseeeachexhibitseparately. Theexhibitsonthegroundfloorarearrangedchronologicallyrunning clockwise.Don'tmisstheAmarnacollectiontuckedawayattheback. UpstairsareartifactsfromtheTombofTutankhamun,themuseum's mostfamouscollection.AlsoonthetopflooristheMummyRoom,which reopenedin1994afteryearsofcontroversyandcontainsthemummies ofEgypt'smightiestPharaohs.

Paintedwoodenceilingsandmarblefountainswerecollectedfromold Copticpalaces.Thismakesitthepremierlocationtoviewandstudy CopticartAheadofitscentenarycelebrationin2008theCopticMuseum hasbeenentirelyrenovatedtoshowoffthebestofCopticartandculture. OpeningHours9am5pmTicketofficeclosesat4pmRamadan9am 3pmEntranceFeesForeigners40EGPForeignStudents20EGP Egyptians2EGPEgyptianStudents1EGPTravelersTips:Pleasenote thatphotographyisnotpermittedunlessyouhavewrittenapprovalfrom theSupremeCouncilofAntquities

Rank:6/48 Address:3ShariaMarGirgis,OldCairo,Egypt

Rank:5/48 Address:MidanElTahrirCairo11557

MuseumofIslamicCeramics
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TheCopticMuseum
Museums

MuseumofIslamicCeramicslocatedincentralCairo,acouple ofminutes'walkfromtheCairoMarriottinarestoredpalace.This museumislocatedinanhighlyimpressivebuilding,theperfect exampleofIslamicarchitectureanddecoration.Themuseum hostsapermanentcollectionofpricelessIslamicceramicsfrom Egypt,Iran,TurkeyandsouthernSpain,includingastunning collectionofceramicpots,plates,andbowlsfromthe9thtothe 18thcenturies.Itisalsoworthvisitingsimplytoseethebuilding, whichwasoriginallyasmallpalaceforPrinceAmrIbrahiminthe 19thcenturyandwasseizedbythegovernmentin 1953.DesignedbyaTurkisharchitect,itisagracefuland balancedbuilding,especiallyincontrasttosomeoftheold colonialpilesyou'llseeifyoutakethetimetostrollaround ZamalekorGardenCity.Themuseuminformationisalittle uninformative,butmostofthecollectionsinthemuseumspeak forthemselves.Themuseumitselfisntatouristhotpostandthis makesitperfecttorelaxafterahecticdayinhectic Cairo.TravelersTip:Non-flashphotographyispermittedfreeof charge,butofficiallyyouneedtogetpermissionfromthedirector. Ifyoucantfindhim,justaskatthedoor,andthere'llusuallybe noproblem.

TheCopticMuseumisamustseeforanytouristvisitingCairo. ThemuseumholdsahugecollectionofancientEgyptianand Christianartifacts.Itistheidealplacetoseetheworldfamous CopticArt.Copts,andCopticartrelatestonativeEgyptian ChristiansTheMuseumholdsacollectionof16,000worksofart intotal,withsome1,200beingexhibitedtotothepublicatany onetime.Thereisalsoacollectionofover6,000papyrus manuscripts,withthemostimportantbeingthePsalmsofDavid andthemanuscriptsofNagHammadi.TheMuseumsfounder, MarcusSimaikaPasha,wantedtobringtogetheralltheartifacts relatingtothestudyofChristianhistoryinEgypt.Hesucceeded inhisprojecttocreatethisMuseumwhichlinksPharaonic, Greco-RomanandIslamicantiquitiestogetherinoneamazing collection.TheMuseumislocatedwithinthewallsofthefortress ofBabylon,partoftheoldcitywallsbuiltin98A.D.,whichalso housestheoldchurchesofCairo:St.SergiusandSt.Barbaraof the4thcenturyandtheHangingChurchElMuallaqaofthe6th century.Allarewithinwalkingdisctanceformthemuseum.The Museumoccupiesanareaof8,000m2,includingthe gardens.Eversincethefoundationofthemuseum,theCoptic communityhasbeenproactiveinfillingitwithpreciousandrare pieces.Membersofthecommunityhavesenticons,cloths, manuscripts,priestlygarments,frescoes,andwoodenpanels.

Rank:11/48 Address:16GeziraSt,Cairo,Egypt

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NationalMilitaryMuseum
Museums

Don'tbeputoffvisitingEgypt'sNationalMilitaryMuseumbythe thoughtofboringdisplaysofweaponsandhistoricaluniforms. HousedintheformerHaremPalaceofMohammedAli,the founderofmodernEgypt,theNationalMilitaryMuseumislocated withintheCairoCitadel,awalledcomplexoffortificationsand varioustypesofbuildingswhichsitsonbluffoverlookingCairo. Theviewaloneisworththetrip!AstatueofoneofEgypt's historicmilitaryheroes,IbrahimPasha,isondisplayasyouenter themuseum.BetterknownasthesonofMohammedAliof Egypt,IbrahimPashabegantocommandtheEgyptianforces whenhewasateenagerandlaterbecomeknownastheWalior GovernorofEgypt,Sudan,Syria,Hejaz,Morea,Thasosand Crete.Seenasbeingamongthebestmanagedexhibitionsinthe country,themuseum'sornateinteriorisfilledwithdisplays chroniclingEgyptianhistoryfromtheancienteraofthePharaohs throughtheMiddleAgesandIslamicconquests.Themuseum featuresanimpressivecollectionofarms,armor,uniforms,maps andmodelsthroughtheages,whiletheexteriorsectionofthe museumisflankedinmodernweaponryusedinEgypt'srecent MiddleEastconflicts.Galleriesaredevotedtovariousbranches ofthearmedforces,thestructureofthearmyineachhistorical eraandalargesectionofthemuseumisdevotedtoEgypt'searly victoriesagainstIsraelinthe1973YomKippurWar.

Rank:27/48 Address:ShariaSalahSalemCitadel

differentfrommoremodernDowntowndistrictandisauniqueexperience foranytravelergoingtoCairo.UnlikeIslamicquartersinother internationalcities,people,oftenquitepoor,stilllivehere.Acemtyreofr ofworship,trade,shoppingandlocalcommuting-it'samust-seeforany visitorsanddeservesatleastacoupleofdaysexploring.Attrcations includeTheattractionsinclude,Al-HakimMosque,oneofthelargest FatimidmosquesinCairo.TheBaytal-Sihaymi,thebest-preserved Ottomanmerchanthouse.(Thisisoffthebeaentrackandaplaceof naturalbeautyworththevisit).TheQalawunComplex.BuiltbyMamluk SultanAl-NasirinhonorofhisfatherQalawun.Thecomplexcontainsa mosque,anIslamicschoolandthemausoleumwhereSultanQalawunis buried.Theschoolinparticularisoftendescribedastheworld'ssecond mostbeautiful,secondonlytotheTajMahal,ofwhichthereare similarirties.TheKhanel-Khalilimarketlinesthestreetsandalleywaysup toal-AzharStreet.TheAl-AzharMosqueisoneofCairo'soldest mosquesandtheworld'soldestoperatinguniversity.Al-AzharPark.The Al-AzharParkisoverlookingDarbal-AhmarandtheCitadel.Builtona rubbishdump,it'stodayagreenlungofCairoandapleasantareato strollaroundandenjoyviewsofthecity.MuqattamHillsislocatedonthe outskirtsofCairo,justbeyondtheCitadel.TheChurchofSaintSimeon theTannerislocatedatthefootofthehills.Onacliffwallisadepictionof prayersofSaintSimeontheTannerandPopeAbraham.MuqattamHills alsoprovidesaspectacularviewofCairo.IslamicCairoisnotthebest placeforqualityeating,althoughsomerestaurantscanbefoundinthe Khanal-Khaliliarea.IslamicCairoisdefinitelynottheplaceforalcohol. Rather,settledownforsometeaandshisha.Khanel-Khaliliisinfamous foritspickpockets.Stayonyourguardincrowds,butdon'tbeafraidto ventureintothesmaller,darkeralleysthey'requitesafe,andyou'llfind themoreinterestingshopshere.Modestclothingisdefinitelya requirement.Womenwithbarelegsandshoulderswillbeaskedbymany custodiansofmosquestousesmockstocoverthesebareparts.Shoes shouldberemovedbeforeenteringmosques.

Rank:21/48

Streets,Squaresand Neighbourhoods
OldIslamicCairo
Streets,SquaresandNeighbourhoods

IslamicCairoisthegiventomedievalCairo,notedforits historicallyimportantmosquesandotherIslamicmonuments.Itis overlookedbytheCairoCitadel.Despiteitsname,IslamicCairo isneithermoreorlessIslamicthantherestofthecity,butit'sthe areaofthecitywhichholdsthemost,thegreatestandthemost famousIslamicmonumentsThispartofthecityisfundamentally

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Transportation
Gettingaround
Transportation

Localcuisineandtea
Food&Wine

Thebestwaysofgettingaroundinthecityaretaxisandthe subwaysystem.Apartfromthis,Cairooffersriverbusesas wellthatfollowspecificroutesontheNile.TheCairo InternationalAirportisapproximately23kmfromthecity centre.Thereisanair-conditionedbusfromtheairportto behindtheEgyptianMuseum.Itcharges2LE+0.5LEperpiece ofluggage.


CairoInternationalAirport
Transportation

CairoInternationalAirportissituatedNEofthecityabout15km fromthebusinessarea.Itisthe2nd-busiestairportofAfrica.It consistsof2terminalsandathirdoneisunderconstruction.It alsohas4runwaysandonecargoterminal.Terminal1isknown astheOldAirportandismainlyusedbyEgyptAirforits internationalanddomesticflights.Otherairlinesthatmakeuseof thisterminalincludeElAl,AirFranceandmanyairlinesfrom Arabia.ItalsocontainsabigshoppingmallcalledAirMall. Terminal2mainlyservestheFarEasternandEuropeanairlines aswellasairlinesfromsub-SaharanAfricaandfromtheGulf region.Theterminalhousesduty-freeshops,cafeteriasanda restaurant.Therearealsomeetingpointsandloungesfor businesstravelers.Otherprominentairlinesservedbytheairport includeAMCAirlines,LotusAir,SyrianArabAirlinesandSaudi ArabianAirlines.TheCairoInternationalAirportalsoserves manycargoairlines.

Whetheritsdustystreetsfilledwithhonkingmotorists,traders' banteringatchaoticmarketsorsleekskyscrapersgracingthe banksoftheNile,Cairoisacityofcontradictoryyet fascinatingextremes.Whileitiseasytospendendlessdays viewingtherelicsofabygoneageandthentosettleforamealat thehotelrestaurant,oneofthebestwaystogetarealfeelforthe cityisthroughthelocalcuisine.ForatasteofauthenticCairo, Shawarma,asandwich-likepitawrapofshavedlamb,goat,veal hasbecomeafast-foodstapleacrosstheArabworld,ashasthe traditionalkebabconsistingofmeatandvegetables.Falafel,a friedballthatismadeoutoffavabeanswhichhavebeenspiced andputintoapitabreadisaanotherspecialtyaswellas Fatayeer,apancakefilledwithfruitsorcream.Butifyouarein themoodtotrywhatsomeEgyptiansconsidertheirnationaldish thenFulMedamesisthedishtoorderatbreakfast.Madefrom aspicedstewoflong-cookedlentilsorfavabeansthedishtheis toppedwithtahihioroliveoilandisservedwithaboiledeggand Baladi,whichisEgyptianbread.Whenitcomestoeatingout, visitorshavequiteaselectionfromtheKhanelKhaliliRestaurant thatservestraditionalEgyptianfoodfoundinthemiddleofthe famousmarketorifyouareheadinginthedirectionofthe pyramidsinGizathenastopatAndreaisinorderwherebreadis bakedinaclayovenandmeatsareroastedonacharcoalgrill. Whiletherearethousandsofteaandcoffeehousesscattered alongeverystreetcornerinCairowhereyouwillseeEgyptian mendrinkingmintteaandcardamom-spicedTurkishcoffee, oneofthemostfamousofallisFeshawi'sCafe.Locatedinthe Khanel-Khalili,Feshawi'ssteadyclienteleclaimthatthecafehas notshutitsdoorsinover200years.

Rank:20/48

Food&Wine
StreetFood
Food&Wine

Sightseeings
HalfDayinTheancientEgyptian PharaonicVillage
Sightseeings

Cairoisfamousforstreetfood!AlocaldelicacyisKOSHARY,a dishmadewithwithlentils,onionsandrice,justsitbackona softcushionbesidetheNileriver,puffingasheeshaandyoull getahcnacetoexperiencethetruoCarioExperience.In downtownCairo,aroundMidanTalaatHarb,you'llfindagreat placetosampledisheslikeFULMEDAMESverytypical(garlicky broadbeans)orBAMYA(tangyokra)andKOSHARYofcourse. Anexperienceforsure!!IntheKhanEl-Khaliliquarterifyou fancyashaibina'nanehmintteaandsomepeoplewatchingin arelaxedatmosphereyou'reintherightplaceatFishawi's.The foodstallsaroundhereselltheclassicand tastyTA'AMIYA(falafelsandwich).Somediningtips!Aswith allMuslimsocietiessticktotherighthandwhentouchingfood,as theleftisconsideredunclean.Alcoholisonlyservedinupmarket hotelsandrestaurantsanditwillbelessavailable duringRAMADAN.Whynottryaselectionofthefreshly squeezedjuices,afantasticlocaltreatandonenottobemissed!

Rank:16/48

ThePharaonicVillageisanexperiencelikenoother.The instantyoubeginsailingdownthecanalsthatcircuitthroughthe islandyouareimmersedtotallyintheEgyptofhistoryand legend.Everywhereyoulook,youwillfindmoreandmoreofthe sightsandsoundsofancientEgypt,untilfinallyyoucould believethatyouhavetrulytraveledthroughtimetoadistantand gloriouspast.ThePharaonicVillageisnotacollectionofstatic andunchangingexhibits.Rather,itisaliving,breathingentity thatchangesdaybydaywithnumerousactivitiesfromAncient Egypt.ThePharaonicVillageoffersanumberofservices designedtomakeyourvisitmorecomfortableandenjoyable. Afterall,youwillbeourguest,andAncientEgypt,justastoday, wasnotedforitshospitality.AndtheVillagehavealotofthings todolikeChildren'sAmusementPark,NefertariYachtWiththe Nileasthemajorrouteoftravel,boatbuildingwasanimportant industryinancientEgypt,andsoitisalsoaprominentpartofthe PharaonicVillage,joiningotherancientindustriessuchas brickmaking,carpentryandmasonry.TheNefertariYachtCruise isdesignedtoconvey80people.SaildowntheNileincomfort

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asyoulearnaboutthisAncientlandfromyourguide.Toursarealittle overanhourandleaveforthePharaonicVillageseveraltimesadaywith nightcruisesalsoavailable.Mealsandsnackscanbepurchasedonthe yacht.YoucanalsorentourNefertariyachtforanyofyourspecial events(birthdayparties,engagement).

AncientHistory
Sightseeings

CairotoAlexandriadaytrip
Sightseeings

WithyourownprivateEgyptologistguidetoleadtheway,you'll enjoypersonalizedattentiononyourprivatetourofAlexandria. Asthisisaprivatetour,youcandeterminetheamountoftime you'dliketospendateachofthesitesinAlexandriayou'llvisit. ThesecondlargestcityinEgypt,Alexandriahasanatmosphere thatismoreMediterraneanthanMiddleEasternandisfamous foritsRomanremains.AlexandriawasfoundedbyAlexander theGreatin312B.C.,andwasthecapitalofGraeco-Roman Egypt.Yourfirststopinthishistoriccityisthecatacombsof Komash-Shuqqafa,aRomanburialsitewhosefamilytomb revealsthemergingofEgyptianandRomanartandarchitecture. DescendbelowgroundtovisitthetombandCaracallaHall. Backaboveground,continuetoPompey'sPillar,an82-foot (25-meter)granitecolumnbuilttohonorEmperorDiocletian,who freedthebesiegedcityandbroughtfoodtoitsstarvingpeople. Continuingtothenextsiteyourguidewillshowyouthecitadelof Quitbey.Afterlunch(normallyincluded)youwillvisitthefamous AlexandriaLibrary.Incontrasttotheancientarchitecturefound throughoutEgypt,theNorwegian-designedbuildingisastriking pieceofmoderndesign.Acopyofeverybookpublishedinthe worldiskeptinthelibrary,makingitoneofthegreatliterarysites intheworld.Thelibraryalsohousesseveralexhibitionsrelating tothehistoryofEgyptandadisplayofrareantiquebooks (additionalcost)ThenVisitMontazahPalaceOfKingFarouk andDrivebacktoCairoandtransferyoutoyourHotel.

Cairo,nicknamed"thecityofathousandminarets"forthe predominanceofIslamicarchitecture,isoneofthebest destinationsintheworldforloversofancientartsandantiquities. Thecitiesmosquesareagoodplacetobeginanyitinerary.Imam HusaynMosque,Mosque-MausoleumZaynabandSayyidah RuqayyaMashhadareonlythreegreatexamplesfromtheold city.TheMuseumofEgyptianAntiquities,knowncommonlyas theEgyptianMuseum,ishometothemostextensivecollection ofancientEgyptianantiquitiesintheworld.Thisisreallythebest portaltoancientEgyptianhistoryinCairo,with27royal mummiesfromPharaonictimes.Todaythereare9ondisplay includingtheinternationallyfamousnewlydiscoveredmummyof QueenHatshepsut.

Rank:36/48

Rank:9/48

TheDesert
Sightseeings

SteppingoutofbustlingCairo,you'llfindyourselfsurroundedby thedesertandthousandyearsoldarcheologicalsitesstanding proudlyupagainsttimepassingbyandmarkingthehistoryof mankind.TheSphinx,forinstance,oneofthesevenwondersof theancientworld,andonthesouthwestofCairo,thedesert plateauofSakkara,a3,000yearoldsiteandoneoftheoldest ancientEgyptianmonuments.Thepyramidsriseoutofthedesert andissurelyafascinatingexperiencetotakewhileyou'retouring Egyptanditsmanywonders!ManytravelagentsinCairooffer jeepsafaritoursthroughthewidedesert,thereyou'llalsoescape noiseandpollutionofthecityandenjoythesilenceandthe fascinatingdunesmovedbythewind!Aniceoptionalsowould betotakeaguidedtouronhorsebackridingthroughthesand trails,andperhapsevenspendinganightoutinthedesertunder themoonandthemanyconstellations!Thisisanexperiencenot toforgetandwillalmostmakeyoufeelinaworldapart,sweptby thecoolnightair,inthemiddleofamoonscapelikescenery... trulythestuffdreamsaremadeof.

AdventureTravel
AdventureTour
AdventureTravel

Rank:31/48

OuradventuretourstartsinElCairo,whereyou'lladmirethe majestyofPyramidsandtheGreatSphynx.InElCairoyou'll enjoyaguidedtouroftheEgyptianMuseumwhichencloses manytreasuresofTutankhamun'stomb.InAswanyo'llenjoya traditionalNubiandinner,visitthetempleofPhilaeandthe giganticunfinishedObelisk.InLuxoryu'llenjoyadonkeyrideto theValleyoftheKings,visitChecktheTempleofKomOmbo andEdfuandhaveahorse-ride.You'llalsotakeasunsetcruise oradmirethecityfromahot-airballoon.DuringourAdventure Touryou'llhavethechancetoexploretheWhiteDesert,a paradisefornatureloversandgeologists.Youwillthendriveto thedesertoasisofSiwa,fullofvegetationinaaridyetpeaceful environment.AshortbikeridetakesyoutotheMountainofthe DeadandtheTempleoftheOracle.FromAlexandria,withits modernBilbiothecaAlexandrina,andtheGreco-RomanMuseum,

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youwillcomebacktoElCairotoendouradventuretour. weretombsforthegreatestegyptianPharaons.Afterlunchyouwillend yourPyramidstourwithavisittothePapyrusinstituteandtheperfume shop.Finally,wewillgototheTrainstationandtakethesleepertrain, whereyouwillhaveDinnerand,onthefollowingday,Breakfaston board.

Tours
DayTour
Tours

OurDayTourinCairostartswithavisitattheEgyptianmuseum ofantiquities,whichhasawidecollectionofEgyptianartworks andanticrafts.Amongthenumerousantiquities,youcanadmire theTut-Ankh-Amoncollectionoftreasures,gold,andjewelry, whichwerepreviouslyenclosedinhistomb.Amajorsightseenof ourDayTourinCairoisrepresentedbythegreatPyramidsCheops,Chephren&Mykerions.ThepyramidofCheopsisa colossalbuildingwhichwillstruckyou,exactlyasthetheSphinx -ahugefuneralcomplex-thestatuewiththetypilcallionbody andthefaceofkingChephren.BeforefinishingourDayTourin CairowewillvisitKhanElKhaliliBazaars.OurDayTourin CairoincludesapickupfromyourhotelinLuxorandalltransfers to/fromCairobyDomesticflights.AlltoursincludeEnglish Egyptologistguideandlunchduringyourtrip.

DayTourofCairo
Tours

DayTourToPyramids
Tours

Hereyouhavetheopportunitytoexperienceanamazingday tourofCairo,duringwhichyouwillbeexploringallthe magnificentvenuesandplacesofthiswonderfulcity.Atthe morningyouwillfirstpayavisittothePyramidsofGiza,and youwillseethewholecomplex(9pyramids+thesphynx+the solarboat).Then,youwillhaveatypcialarabiclunchina characterisicrestaurantoverthebanksoftheNile.Inthe afternoon,youwillbevisitingthefascinatingEgyptianMuseum, famousworldwideforitsuniquesspecies.Youwillbewalking aroundthesouqsinthecity-centre,toexperiencean unforgettablewayofshopping.Finally,youwillcloseyour excitingdaybyanunbelievableNileBoatTripatnight...Contact usifyouwanttoexperienceCairolikeneverbefore...Allour programsaretotallyflexible,we'llalwaysfindthebestdealwe can,soifyouwanttochatthroughyourperfectholidayyoujust havetocontactus!

LiveanamazingexcursiontothePyramidswithouresteemed andrecoignizedetourguides!OurDayTourtothePyramids includeavisittotheGreatSphinx,avisittoSakkara,theworld's oldestmajorstonestructureandastopinMemphis,thefirst capitalofancientEgypt..Here'stheitinerary:wepickyouupfrom yourhotelabout08:30amtoenjoyanexcursiontothe PyramidsCheops,Chephren&Mykerinus.Thenproceedto visitthegreatSphinx,thebodyoflionandheadofPharaoh whichdatesfromthetimeofChephren,visittheValleytemple whichbelongstothepyramidofChephren.Visittheinstituteof papyrustoseethemanualwaytomakethefirstpaperallover theworld.Havealunch.DrivetoMemphisandSakkaratovisit thestepspyramidofDjoser,andseeoneoftheoldestcapitalsof oldEgypt.Tourincludes:-AlltransfersbyA-Cvan-Qualified EgyptologistguideTourexcludes:-Entrancefeestothe mentionedplacesintheprogram.-lunch.-Drinks.-Anyextras notmentioned.Notes:-Minimumnumberofparticipants2 personstomovethetourwiththeabovementionedprice. Contactusforfurtherinformation.

SinaiandSt.CatherineTour
Tours

PyramidsTour
Tours

PyramidsTourisourbestone-daytour,asitletsyoudiscover thegreatestmonumentseverbuiltintheworld:egyptian pyramids.FromCairowemovetoGiza,wherearelocatedthe mostfamouspyramids,andwhereyoucanadmireKhufu,the onlypyramidstillinexistenceamongthemanypyramids declaredSevenWondersoftheWorld.TheGreatSphinx,known allovertheworld,isthenextstopofourtour:youwillbe impressedbythisancientcolossalbuilding!Yourtourguidewill explainthetechniquestobuildthesemajesticmonumentsand willtellyouthatmostofthe138pyramidsdiscoveredinEgypt

OurCompany,EgyptTravelDeals,isawebtravelguidefor Egyptwhereyouwillfindallthepackagesvarietystartingfrom cultureansnilecruisestogolf,adventure,divingand tours.Belowyoucanfinddetailsofoneofouebesttour:Sinai andSt.CatherineTourDay01:Cairo/Suez/Ein SoukhnaA.M.StartyourovernightexcursiontoSuezbycar(2 hoursdrive120,Km).ArrivalSuezcityandstartvisitingSuezcity andSuezCanalDrivetoEinSoukhnaResortand overnight.Meals:Dinner.Day02:EinSoukhna/St. CatherineCheckoutafterbreakfast.A.M.StartdrivetoSt. CatherinepassingbyMosesSprings,PharaohsHotSpringsand WadyFeranValley.ProceedtoSt.Catherine.ArrivalSt.

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Catherine.OvernightathotelinAlexandria.Meals:Breakfastand Dinner.Day03:St.Catherine/CairoorExtensionsRedSea/Sinai/ Israel/JordanA.M.Earlywake-upcallforvolunteersonlytoclimbMt. SinaiandwatchtheSunrise.AfterdescendingvisitSt.Catherine Monastery.DrivebacktoCairoorextendyourvisittoTabaorNuweibaor DahaborSharmElSheikh(SinaiRedSeaResorts)orIsrael"Via Taba/EilatBorder"orJordan"byFerrytoAqqabafromNuweiba Port".Meals:Breakfast.Forfurtherinformationpleasevisitourwebsite: www.egypttraveldeals.net. ThePapyrusInstitutetoursisamustseetourwhenvisitingCairo.

Rank:40/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

ParksandGardens
Al-AzharPark
ParksandGardens

DayTourtoMemphisfromCairo
Tours

VisittheancientcapitalofEgyptMemphisthroughourDayTour toMemphisfromCairo.Memphisisoneofthemostvisited placesinEgypt,whereacolossalstatueofRamsesIIandthe greatAlabastersphinxarelocated.Anothernot-to-missspotin MemphisisthethepyramidofSakkara.After,visitthesphinx (AbualHol)theinscrutableguardianlionoftheplateauwithits carvedbodyofalionandtheheaddressofthePharaohs.Trip DetailsPickupfromyourhotelat08:30amTripduration about8hoursPriceIncludesAlltransfersbyA/Cprivate vehicleEnglishspeakingEgyptologistguideEntrancefeesto thementionedplacesintheprogramAlltaxes&servicecharge HowDoesPaymentWork?InordertobookwithEgypt optionaltourwerequirea10%25depositfromyouoneweek earlier.Theoutstandingbalancecanbepaidonthedayofyour excursionForfurtherinformationpleasevisit: www.santamaria-tours.com

TheAl-AzharParkwasinauguratedin2005andislocated adjacenttoCairosDarbal-Ahmardistrict.Thisparkwascreated bythehistoriccitiesSupportProgramoftheAgaKhanTrustfor Culture.Duringthedevelopmentofthepark,apartofthe12th centuryAyyubidwallwasdiscoveredandrestoredtoo.Thispark isvitalforthetouristsasthishillysiteissurroundedbysome significanthistoricdistrictsofIslamicCairo.

Rank:39/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

TheatersandPerformance
PyramidsSoundandLightShow
TheatersandPerformance

Rank:14/48

Therearecommentarieswhichcanimpressthetourists,butthe dazzlinglightshowsarequiteawesomeandbrilliant.These lightingsareatthebackdropoftheSphinxandthePyramids. Suchshowsareprovidedthriceanightandinthreedifferent languages.Onecanalsocallaheadtomakesureofthetiming ofsuchperformances.Thedesertiscoldduringthattime,so onehastomakesuretowearwarmclothes.

Rank:2/48 Address:Cairo,Egypt

PapyrusInstitute
Tours

PapyrusisanimportantplanttothepeopleofEgyptandis connectedwiththepricelessEgyptianscrolls.Foundedin1968, thePapyrusInstitutepresentstourthroughwhichonecanknow aboutthehistoryofpapyrus,itsimportanceinthelifeofthe Egyptiansandhowonecanmakemanythingswiththisplant.

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CairoOperaHouse
TheatersandPerformance

Nightlife
Baladibars
Nightlife

Egypt'sloveandappreciationfortheperformingartsdatesback topharaonictimes,soitshouldcomeasofnosurprisethatCairo hasastate-of-theartOperaHouse.Designedbyateamof EgyptianandJapanesearchitectsin1988,thesevenstory OperaHouseislocatedonthesouthendofGeziraIslandandis consideredamasterpieceofpostmodernIslamicarchitecture. TheOperaHousecomplexhousesseveralgalleries,including theMuseumofModernArt,restaurantsandconcerthalls.Itis equippedwiththelatestaudio-visualsystemandthemain theater,whichisusedforopera,balletandclassicalmusic performancescanseat1,200spectators.Asecondtheater seating500peopleisusedforfilmfestivalsandconferences whileathird,open-airtheaterhasthecapacitytoseat1,000. Theoriginaloperahouse,Khedivial(Royal)OperaHouse openedin1869undertheorderofKhediveIsmailtocelebrate theopeningoftheSuezCanal.TheKhedivesoon commissionedanoperatoreflectancientEgyptianhistory, resultinginthefamedVerdiopera,Aida.TheKhedivialOpera HousewasthefirstontheAfricancontinenttoperformworld famousoperasandsymphonicmasterpieces.Itwascompletely destroyedbyafirein1971.Today,theCairoOperaHouseis partofthecountry'sNationalCulturalCenterwhoseaimisto promoteandencourageart,musicanddanceandtopreserve traditionalArabicmusic.Performancesofballet,operaor symphonicworksarestagedwithEgyptiancompaniesorin cooperationwithforeignensemblesorsoloists.Seminarsand culturalconferencescoveringawiderangeofartisticand intellectualissuesareheldregularly.

ThereareplentyofnightlifeoptionsinCairo.Themostpopular arethebaladibars,whichareintentionallycalled'cafeterias'to coverthefactthattheysellalcohol.Althoughthesebarscan appearalittlerough,thesebarsareperfectlysafe.Butsinceit isessentiallyamaledomain,womentravelersmightfeelabit uncomfortable.TheShariaAlfyareaaround theMidanOrabioffersamesmerizingnightlife.Thefungoes ontothesmallhoursandyouwillstillfindsomeplacesthatare open24hours.Checkoutthewebsitefordetails,barsopenand closeallthetime.

Rank:22/48 Address:VariousLocations

FleaMarketandStreetMarket
KhanAl-Khalili
FleaMarketandStreetMarket

TheKhanel-KhalilimarketisnotstrictlyanEgyptianmarket norisitamarketforthetouristsalone.Thegoodsonthismarket arrivefromallovertheworld.OnecanalsofindmoreofEgyptian shoppersthantouristsandtheshoppingisrightfromAmerican jeanstofinegoldjewelry.Thismarketwasbuiltin1382byEmir Djaharksel-Khalili.

Address:Cairo,Egypt

Rank:25/48 Address:ElBorgGezira

Shopping
KhanAl-KhaliliandKhanMisrTouloun
Shopping

Cairosshoppingadventureincludeseverythingfromsouvenirs, leather,gold,belly-dancingcostumes,carpets,spicesand perfumes.OneofthepleasuresofCairoistoindulgeinthe sights,smellsandsoundsoflifeinallitschaosandglory.Khan Al-KhaliliandKhanMisrToulounlocatedinfrontofthe MosqueIbnToulouninmedievalCairo,arepopularlyknown forexoticsouvenirs.


StoresandShoppingcenters
CrystalFactory
StoresandShoppingcenters

TheEgyptianswerethefirstpeopletodeveloptheart technologyofmanufacturingglassandcuttingitintobeautiful shapesandbegandoingthis5,000yearsago.Establishedin 1961andlocatedinShobra,theAsfourCrystalFactory ShowroomisthelargestcrystalfactoryinEgyptandprovides crystalstomanycountriesacrosstheglobe.Productsrangefrom jewellery,3Dlasergifts,figurinesandaselectionofchandeliers andotherlightfittings.Attheendofthetour,thefactoryhasa shopwiththecrystalmadeonsiteavailableforpurchaseata

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muchlowerpricethanfoundinthecentralmarketsandeveninthe stalls.Theentiretourtakesabout3hours.

oneofthelargestuniversitiesintheMiddleEastalongwithanancient collectionofbooks,artandmanuscripts.

Rank:33/48 Address:FacultyofAgricultureSt.,EndofOrabiBridge,ShoubraELKheima,Cairo,Egypt

GalleriaShoppingCenter
StoresandShoppingcenters

Whetheryouareinthemoodtobrowseforthelatestfashion trendsorcatchamovie,theGalleriaShoppingCenterisamall whichcaneasilyrivalthoseofanymajorworldcapital.Set againstastunningpanoramicviewoftheNileRiver,the shoppingcenter,whichisadjacenttothefive-starGrandHyatt Hotel,featuressevenfloorsofretailshoppingoutletswhich includesuchbrandsasMontBlanc,GivenchyandChopard. OtherfamousbrandsareNafNaf,SergioTachini,Timberland, Nike,Mexx,PlaitdePasrfume,Baraka,Optics,Felopateer, MobacoandConcrete.Moviebuffswillbeleftspeechlesswith the12-screencinemacomplexwhichisspectacularlylocatedon theseventhflooroftheshoppingcenter,offeringaudiencesa breathlesspanoramicviewoftheNileRiverandGizaskylineas theywatchthelatestofinternationalandEgyptiancinema.For thosecravingabitetoeat,thefoodcourtofferssuchtastytreats asCappucciCafe,BitesandFriesdeli,MamaMiapastaand pizzaoutletandSalamMiddleEasternCafeandSugar Company.Notknowwhattodowiththekids?TheGalleriaKids Floorofferschildrenunder6-years-oldfun-filleddaysofgames, drawing,paintingandcartoonswhileolderkidscanhaveagoat thearcadeslocatednearby.

PackingList
Lightcottonclothing
PackingList

Rank:35/48 Address:GrandHyatt,CornicheElNil,GardenCity

GeneralTips
DonotdrinkalcoholduringRamadan
GeneralTips

RamadanistheninthmonthoftheIslamiccalendar.Itlasts29 to30days.ItistheIslamicmonthoffasting,inwhich participatingMuslimsrefrainfromeating,drinkingandsexual relationsfromdawnuntilsunset.Egyptiansareforbiddenfrom drinkinginpublicplacesduringRamadanandthereforealcoholis seldomservedoutsidehotelsduringthismonthandyoumay havetoshowyourpassporttoprovethatyou'renotanEgyptian.


Inwinter,especiallyJanuary,thetemperatureisinoraround0 degrees.(NormallythecoldermonthsarefromNovemberto January)Thelocalswrapupandgenerallywearsomethingon theirheadsInsideitcanbecolderasthefloorsareusuallytiled andtheyaredesignedtobecoldinthehotsummermonths(not sogoodforwinter)Takeajacket/sweater/scarf,andwearsocks! (alittlestrangeifyouvebeenherinthesummer!).Also,apairof glovesmightbeagoodideaSummerinCairoishotandat nightit'shigh20'.Youcanweartrainers/sneakersforanything thatyoudo.Flipflopsorsandalsarealsoagoodalternative.In winterthedaysarehotbutitcanbequitewindy.Bringascarfto wrapoveryourface.SunGlassesamustaswellasahat,wide brimmeduntilyougetusedtotheheatandsunscreen.

Warnings
Bewareofpeopleaskingmoney
Warnings

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Cairo,thelargestcityinAfrica,hometotheEgyptians,and offeringanoutstandingarrayofart;thequestioniswhere tostartfrom?IslamicCairointhecenteroftheoldtown offersagreatexampleofIslamicarchitecture;lookupfrom thesmallwindyroadstoadmirethewoodenterracesand thesmallturretsthatcharacterizethehouses.Nextis theMosqueofIbnTaluud,theoldestoneinthecity,the queueisoftenlongbutitisworththewait.Theworld famousal-AzharMosqueisthenextmustsee,itishometo

BeverycarefulwhensomeoneoffersyouhelpinEgyptasthey alwayswantmoneyfromyouandthisincludesthetouristpolice andguardsatthepyramids.WheninCairoalwaysbe suspiciousofpeople'sintentions.Cairoisasupplierofessential oilstothebigperfumehouses,butbeverycarefulwhile purchasingoneasyoumayenduppayingtentimesmorethan itsactualprice.

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8 "All year. Cairo weather is moderate. It is a beautiful place to visit. All over the year can be the best time from a view or more. You can find variety of places and interests to do in for several points of interests. Tourism, entertainment, cultural study, medical care, business, trade, industry, .....etc." Nottobemissed:PyramidsTourPyramidsSoundandLightShowal azharpark

HanaHegazy-Vote:10
"Egypt is my country and I live in it! It is a very beautiful helpful amazing country. It has everything you wish for and everything you want or need. I persuade everyone to come visit Egypt because nowadays Egypt is in real need and it has revolutions and everyone from all around the world is trying to help, don't worry it's safe and I hope you have fun when you are able to visit it anytime in the day .. What you can't miss is Citystars Mall Pyramids and Thank you??" Nottobemissed:FascinatePyramidsofGizaKhanAlKhaliliandKhan MisrToulounTheCopticMuseum

BhgatBhgatghoneim-Vote:10
"I had trip to Cairo full day to visit pyramid and Egyptian museum and Islamic Cairo city its really I enjoyed to much to this city the most important something see inside this city the modern History with old History isl mic and Down town Cairo Building like pairs Eastern its really wonderful." Nottobemissed:PyramidsTourEgyptianAntiquitiesMuseumCitadel (AlQalaa)

Josh-Vote:6
"Cairo is a beautiful city, it has got everhting in it and it has got clubs night clubs, modern schools the Nile the night is the most nice thing in all of it when any one is bored or tired you just go there sat and by the way its not local this is the Egyptian people life they live that way that's why most of the English, German or Russian people come to Egypt because its the most beautiful country, any one would like to go and visit. I live there and i love it." Nottobemissed:CairoInternationalAirportDonotdrinkalcoholduring RamadanPyramidsSoundandLightShow

CaballoLibre-Vote:10
"Egypt is really the best country in the world, although it's cheap, but it has a different taste, and the most important thing is your unique feeling of safety and secured, you'll be happy everywhere you go, the Egyptian people are very friendly, you must love Egypt once you visit it ..."

Bassem-Vote:8
"Super if you can pay, go for the five stars hotels, in Cairo or the fancy Resorts at the Red Sea side. These locations worth much more than whatever you will pay. Which by all means less expensive than Europe. Go for Gona, Hurgada, Safaga, Sharm and Dahab, for time to remember under the shinny sun, friendly enviroment. You will be satisfied, have a look at the net before going, you will find it better in reality." Nottobemissed:TheCopticMuseumEgyptianAntiquitiesMuseum KhanAlKhaliliandKhanMisrTouloun

Saif-Vote:4
"Summer afternoon, Evinings and at nights. Sometimes when it's safe as before, you can spend the whole night to the next morning in different places or even at one place without getting board." Nottobemissed:BestPlacesAncientHistoryEgyptianpeople

AzzaElGibali-Vote:9
"Very interesting and friendly people kind & cheerful, very cheap Hotels, providing luxurious sevices, lots of monuments you can not find in any other country all over the world!"

Amraboelnaga-Vote:9
"It's a great city with great humble people u can find all your interests there from visiting touristic places to historical mosques and cafes to fabulous place to buy gifts and souvenirs to entertaining places, big malls stadiums to night clubs ... every one visit it will find what he wants except one thing... cleanliness of the streets is not great."

Samaaelmasry-Vote:8
"IT need to have more parking places to afford that much parking cars in the middle of the rood, making driving more easily, we need to make a compain to clean all its streets"

Makarem-Vote:8
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Hagar-Vote:10
"Cairo is one of the best cities EVER. It's the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and It is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets." Nottobemissed:PyramidsTourcitystarsmalltheNileriver

Sara-Vote:8
"I think cairo contain many amazing touristic monuments (coptic-islamic-pharoes), many hotels with lots of entertainment, the people of egypt are very kind, and they love tourists, they are so helpful also, it's currently very affordable but yet unsafe, you should visit the Tahrir square , check out the AMAZING graffiti of the youth ." Nottobemissed:TheCopticMuseumFascinatePyramidsofGiza AlabasterMosque(MohammadAliMosque)

Walid-Vote:10
"Great city, many sightseeings, good tours, shops, malls, old places, the night life is amazing, the river Nile tours are wonderful, it is charming." Nottobemissed:PyramidsSoundandLightShowKhanAlKhaliliand KhanMisrToulounBaladibars

Laila-Vote:10
"The most interesting ancient city all over the world, you can take a cruise across River Nile from Aswan, Luxor to Cairo. Interesting." Nottobemissed:PyramidsSoundandLightShowMosqueofIbnTulun MohamedAliMosque

Khaled-Vote:8

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