Cairo Things to Do

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  • 1. Egyptian Museum

    Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal...

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  • 2. Khan el Khalili

    If you are acquainted with souks and bargainning, this may be just one more commercial area. But if you want to feel the pulse of arab deals and feel the real Cairo you must not skip this famous...

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  • 3. Gizeh Pyramids

    Everybody has a good image of what drags millions to Cairo - the pyramids; Everybody knows that they are extremely big; Anyway, everybody gets surprised when trying to make a picture of them and, even...

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  • 4. River Nile

    This will be a night views while cruising along the mighty Nile River, the cradle of Egytian Civilization, with pictures of various scenes along this river of life of egypt as the scenery is more...

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  • 5. Citadel

    One of the highest points in a plane city, this is the best place to have a general look over town. Looking closer, the military constructions and specially the alabaster mosque have some precious...

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  • 6. Sakkara : Step Pyramid

    Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis...

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  • 7. Tower

    the Cairo Tower, located along the Gezira Island along the Nile River, is near downtown cairo and is an attraction in itself. The tower was completed in 1961 with a height of 187 meters (614 feet) and...

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  • 8. Coptic Cairo

    the Coptic Quarter of Cairo is one of the oldest in the city and is part of Old Cairo as it was started in the 1rst Century, when Saint Mark the Apostle went into egpyt to Prosletyze the new Religion...

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  • 9. Coptic Cairo - Hanging Church

    part two of my tips with pictures inside the hanging church. i will have separate pictures on the foundations of the church facing the babylon fortress. the hanging church of Cairo is so named as the...

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  • 10. Mohammed Ali Mosque

    On the south side of the main courtyard of the citadel we find the Mohamed Ali mosque, which is also known as the alabaster mosque, this is definitely one of the citadel main attractions. It was begun...

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  • 11. Whirling Dervishes

    Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...

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  • 12. Ibn Tulun Mosque

    This is the one of the oldest mosques in Cairo and sources like Encyclopaedia Britannica state 'arguably the oldest mosque in Egypt in its original form'. It was constructed from mud bricks and was...

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  • 13. Belly Dance

    The Belly Dancers in the Nile Dinner Cruise also ask for audience participation and guests will sometimes oblige and even children mimic the belly dancers too. Belly Dancing originated in the middle...

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  • 14. Al Azhar Park

    We walked from the city of the dead to the nearby Al Azhar Park -- from dust to grass. Not very far, about 15 minutes. After getting tired of the bustling and exhausting city tours, it's really a...

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  • 15. Coptic Cairo - Abu Serga-St. Sergius Church

    part two of my tips with pictures inside as I used my Iphone with no flash to take a picture inside secretly as no photos are allowed inside. For the Christian Pilgrims like us who are on a holyland...

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  • 16. Islamic Cairo

    Islamic Cairo, often referred to as Fatimid Cairo, is extremely fascinating, as this part of the city has changed little in perhaps 500 years. It was the centre of Cairo for 8 centuries, from its...

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  • 17. Al Azhar Mosque

    Al-Azhar is one of Cairo's most historic places. It is a mosque, university and cultural center. Built by Gawhar Al-Sikilly, Al Azhar was the first mosque in the Fatimid Cairo. Construction started in...

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  • 18. Coptic Cairo - Church of St George

    The Huge and currently under renovation Saint George Church in Coptic Cairo is the seat of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the local Greek Orthodox Church of Egypt. The Church and it's monastery is in...

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  • 19. Memphis

    There are no signs of the old Memphis, except the archaeological remains collected in this museum. Far from the dense richness of Cairo's museum, the facts that it is mainly an open air museum, and...

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  • 20. Christian Cairo

    To get to Saint Samaan Church you have to go through Garbage City , the smell of the garbage is overpowering so if you have sensitive olfactory nerves I'd suggest a mask. The road to the church is...

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  • 21. The Sphinx

    a warning, the sellers and touts and hawkers in the walkway going to the sphinx is the more aggressive of them all around the Giza Complex, so be sure to be in a big group when going to the...

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  • 22. Coptic Cairo - Ben Ezra Synagogue

    The Ben Ezra Synagogue was formerly a Coptic Church in the Coptic Quarter but the Coptic Christians were forced to sell it to a rich Egyptian Jew at the Time to pay for the Jizya (tax on Non Muslims)...

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  • 23. Coptic Cairo - Coptic Museum

    the Coptic Museum, which is located just beside the Greek Orthodox of Saint George in Mar Sergis Street, was built in 1910 from donations, the musuem houses the history of the Coptic Church, which is...

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  • 24. Opera House

    The modern Cairo Opera House was built in 1988 with Japanese cooperation. Its monumental location in the heart of the Gezira, the northern Nile island in the centre of Cairo, was a symbolic move meant...

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  • 25. Al Hussein Mosque

    Built in 1154 and named after the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Hussein Ibn Ali. Hussein's head is believed to be buried on the mosque's ground making it one of Cairo's holiest Islamic site. The...

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  • sharatkum's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    This is the best time to visit Egypt. Got back from there after a wonderful holidays. Don't believe the media and the travel advisory.

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