For 4000 years Egypt has been drawing visitors to marvel at the temples and funerary monuments of its ancient culture. These line the banks of the Nile, crammed into the narrow strip of fertile land amidst the desert that forms the bulk of the country. From the iconic pyramids of Giza to the temples of Abu simbel. There is more to Egypt than just the ancient Egyptians, and Cairo is the perfect example of this, where layer upon layer of medieval history competes for space with Fatimid citadels, mamluke souqs and ottoman mosques, overlaid by a vibrant modern city. Beyond the cultivated strip of the Nile, the red sea’s stunning coral reefs are fringed by sandy beaches that bask under year-round sun.
Egypt’s capital Cairo is a vibrant, exciting, exotic, mesmerizing and friendly city. You can enjoy the Nile view from your hotel room balcony, visit the capital’s feudal markets by Khan El-Khalili, or walk down the Nile prom. There are also plenty of cinemas, theatres and modern malls. Also enjoy opera or oriental music dance shows. . Home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt, this city is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten shrine you might stagger across while wandering around Good for short breaks and long stays; you’ll get to see the Giza Pyramids, thousands of ancient artifacts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and much more.
Furthermore, Cairo is for everyone, there are plenty of mid-range and budget accommodations to choose from. Choose a delightful boutique hotel in the heart of downtown or coddle in complete luxury in one of the city’s most luxurious house professional Spas and wellness centres where you’ll be treated like royalty. There are more than 75 four and five-star hotels in Cairo such as the amazing Kempinski Nile Hotel, which all offer gorgeous views over astonishing landmarks such as the majestic Nile, the Pyramids, beautiful parks and gardens, and upscale clubs and compounds.
Cairo has most likely never been described as dreary, so it is worth spending more than just a couple of days. There is a lot to see in Cairo. Take pleasure of the numerous historic buildings of the city’s many monarchs – Arab, Roman, Greek, Turkish, British, French – spanning over five millennia.
Now let’s see what to see in Cairo. The Egyptian museum was established in 1857 and right now it’s having the world largest collection of Egyptian and Greco-roman articrafts. Gizeh Pyramids and the sphinx are about one hour far from Cairo downtown. Khan Ali Kalili is Cairo major open air market. The citadel is placed at the base of Moqattam’ Hills, Saladin in 1176 started to construct it, and used stones from the small pyramids of Giza. Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. Tower in Cairo is probably the place that offers the greatest view of the city. The tower is sited in Zamalek. The Sphinx is located at the bottom of the Pyramid of Khafre. Sphinxes were protector gods in Egyptian myths. It is a human head attached to a lion’s body. It 73m long and 20m high. Ancient Egyptians believed that this shrine possessed visionary powers. Belly dancers is very popular show. Indeed it depends of the skills of the dancer itself. Nowadays it is very common to watch the dancers from Russia or Ukraine. The Memphis museum is bordered by stone wall and just next to the Sakkara pyramids area.
When you’re done with the sightseeing and morning fatigue, delight in Cairo’s incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. Cairo 360’s nightlife fragment is probably it’s most polarising. Everybody has their favourites and it takes something special to please the everlastingly unappeasable residents of Cairo. However these are the few bars, pubs and clubs that understand that a good night out is more than just alcohol. Many locals head to a venue for a dinner around 1000, after which the lights dim and music gets louder for the bar to kick in. Discos and bars close by midnight at the latest – only those with a tourism licence can remain open later. La Bodega Bar is the kind of place where you can prefer your spot according to your mood; lounge for a relaxing glass of wine, and restaurant serves decent French/Mediterranean food. L’Aubergine split-level bar offers an informal, mainly vegetarian, ground-floor restaurant, combined with a first floor, lively bar with a DJ, which attracts young locals. Pubs 38, Cairo Jazz Club are the other venues with Sufi dancing, Egyptian bands, festivals and dramas.
Don’t miss out on snorkelling in the warm waters of the Red Sea to see stunning coral reefs. In Cairo relaxation is effortless.