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    Cairo Tower

    by leffe3 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    The Tower is 185 metres high, completed in 1961. Legend has it that Nasser used the money given to him by the Americans to buy American arms to build this 'wickerwork tube'.

    Great views from the top (if its a clear day), but one of the best places to see it (and the sunset) is from the terrace bar of the Marriot Hotel on the east bank of the Nile.

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    Climb Cairo Tower

    by DanielF Written Aug 9, 2006

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    Located on The Island in the Nile, the Cairo Tower has an observatory from where the views of the river and the tall buildings of the city centre are exceptional, in particular before the sun sets.

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    visit cairo tower(Borg El gezira in Arabic)

    by egyptiandiamond Updated Jul 29, 2006

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    This is Cairo tower
    it was bulit in 1961.
    It stands in the middle of Cairo
    its about 185 meters high.
    if your a nonegyptian person youll only pay about32 egyptian pounds as a ticket to enter,while kids under 6 years old are for free.
    the thing that may bother you is that if you have a video camera you must pay for it as well :p
    The tower has a revolving restaurnt which can be included to your ticket if you wish to dine there....then the ticket will be 40 egyptian pounds instead of 32

    anyhow if u want to see all Egypt u must visit cairo tower,and ive attached about 3 photos for it
    by the way i can see it from my room window...oh lucky me;)

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    Panoramic View of Cairo

    by miso80 Written Apr 13, 2006

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    Cairo Tower - view from below

    If you're claustorphobic the elevator ride up and down this tower may bee somewhat difficult..since you're crammed into an elevator with 6 zillion other people, and all you can do is lift your head up and take deep breaths, and hope to god that no one's towering over you lol (yes, Im a bit afraid of tight spaces)...but you reach the top..if its a clear day (without too much pollution) you will get a full view of Cairo, the nile, the hotels on the banks of the nile, and you can tell certain landmarks, and walk around the tower and see the view from all directions.

    We went there at sunset, and so we also got a nice view of the city lights at night. You have the option of having dinner in the tower's restaurant, or to be served a drink and some cake...but that's not really what you're there for. Just enjoy the view and take some good pics.

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    There is a fantastic view

    by Alfie2 Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    Our tour guide tok us to Cairo tower and that was just fantastic. There is a great view and you can sit in their restaurant having your lunch while the restaurant "turns" and you sit there and just view all of Cairo.

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    4-Cairo Tower.!

    by siso010 Written Jul 18, 2005

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    Cairo tower is one the good sites to see in Cairo.
    Its located in Gezerah Area near El-Ahly sporting club.
    its on the west coast of the nile,you can there easily by passing Kasr-Elnile bridge.

    The towers gives you the top view of Cairo you will enjoy it specially in the night,but go there at the sunset because it takes sometime till you have your turn to goes up by the elevator.

    Fees: 40 pounds .

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    Cairo Tower

    by schlumpf Written May 16, 2005

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    A visit to Cairo tower could also be consider a Must. With his 187 meters, gives you an amazing opportunity to have such amazing views!
    During very lightly days, you could have the possibility to see until Giza Pyramids!!!
    The entry tickets includes also a free drink in the rotating bar...amazing!!

    The entry fees is 50 L.E.

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    CAIRO TOWER

    by sarrahh Updated May 9, 2005

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    CAIRO TOWER

    GO TO CAIRO TOWER TO SEE ALL CAIRO FORM ONE PLACE , YOU CAN EVEN THE PYRAMIDS FROM CAIRO TOWER
    AND I THINK THAT TO HAVE THE FULL SATISFACTION YOU MUST VISIT IT BY ONE TIME BY DAY AND THE OTHER BY NIGHT TO SEE CAIRO BY DAY AND CAIRO BY NIGHT IT IS VERY NICE
    At a height of 600 feet, this tower offers magnificent views of the entire city and monuments from its revolving rooftop restaurant and bar.
    open hours: 9am-midnight daily (winter); 9am-1am daily (summer)

    Telescopes are available.

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    You need a stormy day after rain to enjoy

    by lotharlerch Updated May 1, 2005

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    Smog all around

    Looking at the map you see that the Pyramides are very close to the Cairo Tower and normally you probably go up in the hope to see a spectacular panorama. When I went up there was blue sky, no cloud on it and - most important - quite a strong wind which made me hope that it could blow the smog away to enable me to see the nearby Pyramides from there. But it looked like on the picture, no hope to see the Pyramides

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    Cairo Tower

    by travelife Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    Completed in 1961 on a small island, Cairo tower by the Nile is the most prominent landmark of Cairo city and if you feel like you can go up and have a panoramic view of Cairo. During evening it makes a good compliment of the view of the Nile with boats with different shades of light.

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    What is the tower?

    by Saladinos Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    The cairo Gezirah Tower is a site that many tourists visit. It's one of the highest buildings in downtown cairo and overlooks many parts.

    I will not write about the usual touristic points but will rather go to another interesting point. The tower was used in the 60's as a communication tower and it was an American grant that was directed by the government to this result.

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    Panoramic Views

    by freya_heaven Updated Jun 1, 2004

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    Cairo Tower Views

    As you can see, the views from the top of the Cairo tower are impressive, The photo on my Intro page is also taken from the Cairo Tower.

    The Cairo Tower is 185 meters high, on a clear day it is possible to see the Pyramids at Giza.

    There is a revolving restaurant & also a cafe in the tower

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    Beautiful Cairo by day or night

    by vdoortje Written May 12, 2004

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    Nightview from Cairo Tower

    Cairo tower is really a must if you want to have an impression of the enormous city of Cairo, the city of almost 20 million people. Either by day or night the views are stunning and it is very relaxing to have something to eat and/or drink in the rotating restaurant and watch Cairo alive beneath you.

    This is a picture of Cairo by night. With courtisy to my friend Diaa Khalil.

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    Cairo Tower

    by freya_heaven Updated Apr 5, 2004

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    Cairo Tower Views

    Inside the 185 meter tower there is a revolving restaurant at the top, for a cheaper option there is also a cafe with the same views.

    Viewing hours for the tower is 9am to Midnight. I can not remember exactly how much it was to get in, about 5.00 Egyption pounds I think, Well worth it.

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    Skyline veiws

    by bpwillet Updated Oct 29, 2003
    Cairo Tower

    This is a great place to come and see Cairo from 360 dgrees. It doesn't take a lot to see that the city sprawls out as it does. It can also be very pleasant at night if you can't make it during the day. On most clear days you can see the Giza plateau and the Pyramids on one side and the Citadel to the other. The cafe on top is not bad and try the Lebanese restaurant to the right as you enter the complex. Their food is good and service is great. Though at "tourist" prices.

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