After the pyramids the Cairo Tower is the most famous landmark. It is supposed to resemble a lotus flower, but more often to referred to as a phallic symbol.
The money that built it vame from the US.
There is a slow moving restaurant at the top with spectacular views over Cairo, but because of my fear of heights I have not been up to it. Many other VT-ers have reviewed it.
The gardens are quite attractive with many palms and palmettos, as well as flowers like hibiscus. There are walks, bridges and the focal point is an artificial hill with artificial caves inside which is the aquarium. There are not a lot of fish, but the caves are cool.
Entrance is 25 piastres, and same for a camera.
The gardens have benches which attract young couples.
When you are in Zamalik area,you can hire a carriage,the price depends on the route it takes wether a long ride or a short one..but usually it souldn`t cost more than 25 Egyptian pounds.
There is a pick up spot at the Cairo Tower ,and another one at Saray El Giziera next to Blue Nile moored boat.
In the Egyptian accent they call the carriage a Carrita....maybe it`s from the french word "chariot"
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!!!!!!!!