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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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    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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    Cairo Tower

    by MM212 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    Located in the Gezira Island, this early '60s tower was built as a symbol of Nasserite Egypt, and has since become an important monument in Cairo. The top of the tower offers amazing views of Cairo and the Nile. During my visit in April 2007, the Tower was in the process of being enveloped in scaffolding in preparation for restoration work.

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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 from high above!

    by MariaK Updated Dec 13, 2006

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    You take the elevator and you go up. You find yourself in a coffee/restaurant going round and round really slowly (I mention this as a "Pro"), giving you superb views of El Gezirah Island, Nile and Cairo.

    Beware of the sun. Because the tower is turning, you might find yourself under the sun without noticing it. Make sure you use the curtains wisely - I found myself sunstroke in March and I only realized it when I returned to my hotel. I spent a beautiful afternoon in the Cairo Tower but the evening was bad. :(

    I certainly recommend one visit to the Cairo tower, especially during sunset. The best photos ever.

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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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    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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    Tower in Cairo - Best at Night

    by freddie18 Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    The Cairo Tower is situated in Zamalek district on Gezira Island in the Nile River of Cairo city centre. It looks like an ordinary free-standing structure during the day.

    The best time to visit the tower is when the sun set because it is the time when the lights all around starts twinkling. Although I have seen the tower at night with its purple-light colours, I did not have the chance to take a photo of this beautiful scene.

    The Cairo tower is designed like a latticework tube and is like a lotus plant that fans out slightly on the top where you will find the observation deck and a restaurant.

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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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    Lotus???

    by xaver Written Jan 5, 2013

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    This is probably the place the offers the best view of the city, well not expect anything really exciting as the pollution creates a sort of fog that covers everything. The tower is located in Zamalek island that in my opinion is the best area where to stay in Cairo. It is 187 meters high and it is said to imitate a lotus plant, in my opinion you need a lot of imagination of some drug effect to see a lotus plant there.
    It is opened everyday since 9 am until 1 am and the ticket price is 70 egyptian pound, ah I was nearly forgetting: ofcourse also here, at the top once you get out of the lifter you will find someone that starts explaining to you what you are watching, waiting for your tip.

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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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    Cairo Tower View

    by dplesko Written Feb 4, 2012

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    Cairo Tower

    This is apsolutely the best view on Nile and city. Cairo Tower is located on Island Zemalak.
    Tower is 187 meter tall, and you will have interesting evevator ride to the top.

    Note that you must pay to take photos from the tower! Any way it is worth that money.

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    Cairo Tower - for great city views!

    by chizz Written Jan 5, 2009

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    The Cairo Tower at 187 metres tall and completed in 1961, is a great place to visit just before dusk so that you can get good day and night view photos. There is a revolving restaurant which offers panoramic views and also a open air viewing deck. Views are great of Cairo and you can see the Giza Pyramids too if it is not too hazy!
    Entry costs 65LE per adult (as of Nov. 2008). Kids under 6 are free. Open daily from 9am - 1am (summer) and 9am - midnight (winter).

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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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    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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