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May 16, 2019by Egypt Eye Tour0

Cairo is famous for its multitude of Islamic architecture and is titled as “the city of a thousand minarets”. It is one of the most amazing cities to visit where you would find extraordinary architecture, from old churches to some of the most beautiful mosques. With its huge pyramids and peaceful yet buzzing streets, Cairo is a city that you would always make a priority in your bucket list when ticking down your wish list for travelling destinations around the globe.

As much as you want to know, there are a few things that should not be missed when in Cairo. Here is the reason why:

Travel Back in History

Visiting Cairo is like traveling back into the past. Especially when you peep into its gigantic, yet so mesmerizing Egyptian Museum. Located in the middle of downtown Cairo, on Tahrir Square, this museum is an absolute vision of all that you have ever read in books about the priceless Egyptian ancient times. It is a must visit once you are in Cairo.

The Colossal Pyramids

When talking about Cairo, one can never miss visiting its fascinating huge pyramids. Pyramids of Giza being on the top, the pyramids of Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis are also very famous. It is so mesmerizing to just look at them and wonder how those massive stones would have built and moved. Visiting Cairo always means visiting pyramids.

Pyramids

The multi-colored Khan el Khalili

Khan el khalili is Cairo’s street market where you would find everything you want from Egyptian ancient times. Be it Egyptian antiques, lamps, vases, silverware, pure gold items or ancient furniture, it has all that you want. Built around 970 AD, its monumental gates still stand strong and tall and give the essence of entrance to the trade hub of Cairo. Whoever goes inside this market, comes out with loads of Egyptian stuff to cherish.

The Hypnotic Muhammad Ali Mosque

As soon as you approach from Downtown Cairo, the striking twin minarets of the Muhammad Ali Mosque are visible. From elegant alabaster-covered courtyard to the carpeted interior, it is probably the most beautiful sight that you would come across in Cairo. Don’t miss this one while you are visiting Cairo.

The Famous Al-Azhar Park

Located in the heart of Cairo’s historic district, Al-Azhar Park is one of the greenest and peaceful places you would find elsewhere in Cairo. With its spectacular view, it’s a perfect place to celebrate any occasion with your loved ones. It’s a must visit when you are in Cairo.

 

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