Travel Guide To Cairo
Home to one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the great Pyramids, Cairo is the capital city of Egypt. It is the megacity and the largest city in Africa and the whole Middle East. It is a city that stays awake throughout the day and stays active even after the dark. It is one of the most important cities for Muslims in the world. It is a magnificent city in which there chaos and beauty reside side by side.
Cairo is an immensely important city for Egypt and it is sometimes referred to as Maṣr which is an Egyptian Arabic name for Egypt. The fact that Cairo is referred to as Egypt clearly portrays how significant this city is for the country. The official name of Cairo is, “al-Qāhirah”, the literal meaning of this is the Conqueror or Vanquisher. The reason behind this is, that at the time when the city was founded, the “conquering star”, Mars was rising which in Egyptian Arabic called, “an-Najm al-Qāhir”.
The city is referred to as the city of 1000 minarets, this is because the Muslim architect is dominant here, enjoy the nights at the amazing cruise that offers splendid River Nile views with traditional Egyptian performances, or explore the historical ruins of the city or enjoy the best Egyptian cuisine in the country. There are a million things to do in Cairo as this city never sleeps.
It is a busy city and much like other metropolitan cities has a lot of pollution and traffic, despite this, the city welcomes around 7 to 8 million tourists per year. In 2010, the city was visited by 14.5 million tourists, which has been the highest number in the history of Cairo tourism. The number began to reduce after the Russian ban but is gaining pace again.
For all people who love ancient history and love exploring historical places, must visit Cairo, at least once in their lifetime. Explore the mysterious pyramids, witness the beautiful Nile River and stroll around the street markets or visit the amazing shopping mall. This city has it all. Figuring out what to do in Cairo is simple and easy as it has plenty of options for the tourists.
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- Pyramids of Giza
- The Egyptian Museum
- Al-Azhar Mosque
- Old Cairo (Coptic Cairo)
- Khan el-Khalili (Souq Quarter)
- The Citadel
- Sultan Hassan Mosque
- Museum of Islamic Art
- Bab Zuweila
- Al-Azhar Park
- Manyal Palace
- Coptic Museum
- Cairo International Airport
- New Cairo
Monday 14, 2019
I have always wanted to visit Cairo and this time I actually did. This city is beautiful in its own way. There are mixed views from people who have visited this city but I totally loved what I saw and experienced. I was able to enjoy the modern aspects of this city along and some great historical monuments such as Sphinx of Giza. One of the most exciting part of my trip was sand boarding and desert safari. There are amazing shopping spots as well but I loved the city’s historical souk. Belly-dancer’s performances are a highlight of Cairo!
Monday 14, 2019
Visiting Cairo was very exciting, even though the city is very crowded and polluted, it had a unique charm to it. We loved the architect which had a modern and a historical touch. We also visited Giza and Sphinx where we witnessed the grandeur of Pyramids.
Monday 14, 2019
We stayed in super crowded Cairo for 4 days. Except for the crowd and traffic, we enjoyed our stay. We visited the Giza Pyramids and purchased some really cheap stuff from the Khan El-Khalili Market. Overall our trip was exciting and we will travel to Cairo again sometime in the future.