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Reasons to visit Cairo

Date 19 Sep 2014 | Posted by Linda Paul

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The Land of the Pharaohs has a lot to offer to attract visitors and tourists. Cairo, being the capital of Egypt, is right next-door to the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, or what remains of it! Known as the Jewel of the orient, it is a city immersed in the ancient civilizations of Egypt. This place has seen the ancient pharaohs, and their rule, and has blended with the history of Christian and Islamic cultures. And has in it all the modern sights and luxuries of a refined city. The richness of Cairo is that it is an international city brimming with an interesting mixture of different cultures.
The Pyramids are known as the Pyramids of Giza. Apart from the great pyramids of Giza are also other famous attractions in Cairo. You can experience and explore delightful places like mosques of Islamic Cairo to the churches of Coptic Cairo. It is a fascinating city which when toured is a history lesson and a cultural education in itself, of the religious and cultural mixture that have taken place in it.
There are luxury hotels for your comfortable stay and of course, the international cuisine that is found in this city. The cuisine provides a taste for whatever any traveller may desire, and also to experience the delicious and palatable cuisine of Egypt. There are also many exquisite drinks to be found here!

Ancient Egypt – Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza
There is a lot to do and see regardingthe Pyramids at Giza. Located in the west, of the city, they have always been the longtime favorite tourist attraction of greater Cairo, but with the rich religious history of this city, there are many other sights and areas of town worth exploring.On the outskirts of Cairo, these pyramids are the sole survivors of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Giza Necropolis, includes, apart from the three pyramids, also the sculpture of the Sphinx. The entry is limited, because of the security and nature of the ancient and archeological site.

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum
Another great place to see Egyptian history is the Egyptian Museum, of Cairo. Here you can find more than 12,000 artifacts from every period of Egyptian history. These antiquities are housed very neatly, in this beautiful structure. If we go to the main building, the visitors can view exhibitions and also a library.

The Citadel

The Citadel
If you want to experience the splendor of Egyptian rulers, in the past and how they lived, the Citadel located at Al-Qalaa, Cairo is a good place to go. It is a series of palaces and mosques which housed Egyptian rulers for more than 700 years. This site also offers fabulous views of the city.

Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art
People interested in art and works of art often overlook this museum. As it houses one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic Art.It has a collection of over 10,000 pieces, mainly Egyptian, but also from elsewhere in the Islamic world. A variety of material can be found here, such as artworks, of different materials. These materials are woodwork, stucco, intarsia, ceramics, glass, metal, and textiles. Carpets are also another attraction, and are to be found here.

Shopping

Shopping
Cairo is a wonderland of shopping.It has a lot of markets and bazaars or Souqs as they are known, to explore. Drink in everyday life is popular. For a visitor, there is a wide range of boutiques to explore for unforgettable clothes and jewellery. The largest Bazaars dating from the 14th century, can be found here and also the most famous souq in all of Cairo. In these Gold souqs, you will find the finest Gold andSilver. Also, found here are all the Middle-Easternunusual antique pieces.

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