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  • Cairo Tower

    by TimMiles Written Jul 13, 2003

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    Cairo Tower

    It is well worth climbing up the Cairo Tower in time for Sunset to admire the views over the city. The views from the Tower are in one of my Cairo travelogues.

    Don't bother with the rip off restaurant at the top though!

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    A wonderful View!

    by DunaKal Updated Feb 6, 2003

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    Cairo tower

    This is Cairo`s tower,it was bulit in 1961.It stands in the middle of Cairo,over looking the city from 185 meters high.
    WE bought the tickets at the gate.It is 32 egyptian pounds for non -Egyptians,kids under 6 are for free.Video camera`s must have a ticket as well :-S.
    The tower has a revolving restaurnt which can be included to your ticket if you wish to dine there,the ticket will be 40 egyptian pounds( about 7.5 US dollars).
    The best thing to me was to be able to see the Giza pyramids and the Sakara pyramids from the tower,it was an amazing view!!!!!!!!

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    Cairo Tower

    by Khalid_eg Written Jan 28, 2003

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    Cairo tower

    Over180 meters high , 15X4 level = 60 story
    it is the most outstanding attraction of modern Cairo. The first of the top two storeys has a rotating restaurant and cafeteria. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Cairo from the observation platform.

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    Cairo Tower

    by bzh Written Jan 17, 2003
    View on 6th October Bridge from Cairo Tower

    Cairo Tower is a structure that stands on an island in the middle of the Nile and that offers a fantastic view on the city. The price to get to the top is higher for foreigners than Egyptains, about 20 Egyptain pounds, but is definitely worth it.

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    Cairo Tower

    by Aurorae Updated Oct 20, 2002

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    If you happen to be in the wonderful city of Cairo, don't miss the Cairo Tower, at El-Gezira area, an island on the river Nile. It's 187 m high (like 60 story building!), and 50 m higher than the pyramids at Giza plateau. The base was built from rosy finished Aswan granite, the same stones of obelisks and temples of the pharaos. There is a WONDERFUL, spectacular and unforgettable view from the top of the tower to entire city, it is especially lovely at dusk, when first light begin to appear (se my Cairo Home Page for that view). There is a telescope, rotating restaurant and a cafeteria. The waitors are dressed like ancient Egyptians. It is the best place to have entire Cairo on your palm.

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    Cairo Tower

    by aliante1981 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    It's a huge modern creation overloking the city. A real must for any lover of panoramas and aerial photography. When the day is good you will get a glimose of virtually every corner of the Nile Delta, including the famous Pyramids of Giza. Come by night and you will see all the lights of Cairo below you. For those who like to drink a cup of coffee from time to time: the restaurant at the top is excellent.

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    8.Visit the Cairo-Tower, about...

    by yakmyl Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    8.Visit the Cairo-Tower, about 180 meters high, that is the most outstanding attraction of modern Cairo. The first of the top two storeys has a rotating cafe-restaurant. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Cairo from there.

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    Go on top of Cairo Tower 'Borg...

    by akram_guirgu Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go on top of Cairo Tower 'Borg El Gezirah'.
    It is Over180 meters high , it is the most outstanding attraction of modern Cairo. The first of the top two storeys has a rotating restaurant and cafeteria. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Cairo from the observation platform.

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    Cairo Tower

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 20, 2008

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    At 187 meters high, the Borg al Qahira or Cairo tower gives a great view over downtown Cairo. It costs 50 Egyptian lbs to go up there.

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    Cairo Tower

    by black-saturn Written Dec 12, 2006
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    A good activity and great photo opportunity. Costs around £3 to £4 each depending on the exchange rate. Beware of the hawkers who you can't even escape from when up the tower.

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    Enjoy the view from the top

    by yedo Written Jul 16, 2005
    Nice view from Cairo Tower

    If you really want to have a view of the city the best place to be is at the top of Cairo tower. Theres a moving restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal while looking down on the city.

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  • I didn't, but you should :)

    by SteveAries Written Feb 1, 2005
    Tower from the Nile in the evening

    We never got up the tower, but you can apparently - the views would be very impressive, especially as it is quite a bit taller than most buildings there.

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    Cairo Tower

    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    A 185m tower built in 1961, it pierces the sky and dominates the skyline along the Nile. There's a jerky revolving restaurant at the top and also a cheaper cafeteria.

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