How to make the most out of a trip to Cairo

Wonderguide by

Ali Aziz

How to make the most out of a trip to Cairo

Egypt is home to much more than just pyramids. Cairo is one of the most culturally rich places you'll ever visit! From the Pharaohs through the Romans to the Ottomans, you'll see centuries of history just by looking through your car window. Cairo has been my home for 20 years, check out my guide.

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The Classics

Image - The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Ali:The oldest of the seven wonders, and the only one to remain intact! Everyone should visit this place at least once!
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Khan el-Khalili
Ali:The skinny lanes of Khan Al Khalili are basically a medieval-style mall, Enjoy a long and slow walk in this old bazaar.
Image - Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel
Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel
Ali:One of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction, It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years.
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Egyptian Museum Cairo
Ali:Immerse yourself in a historical culture by visiting one of the world’s best museums. The Egyptian Museum is a home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
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Cairo Tower
Ali:Built in the shape of the most important plant in the lives of the ancient Egyptians, the lotus. Enjoy a tour and a meal at the tallest structure in Egypt!
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The Hanging Church
Ali:Named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, The Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt dating back to the third century!
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Hidden Gems

Low-profile yet amazing destinations!

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Egyptian Geology Museum
Ali:The first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa.
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Museum of Islamic Art Cairo
Ali:This museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic art and is Egypt's most beautifully curated museums.
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Al Azhar Park
Ali:Enjoy the most fascinating views of Cairo from the highest point.
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Dream Park
Ali:I know an amusement park wouldn't be at the top of your list if you're visiting Egypt, but why not? having some fun with the family wouldn't hurt.


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كشرى ابو طارق
Ali:This one is a must-visit. There is only one thing on the menu - koshary, But it's to die for!
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Image - O's Pasta
O's Pasta
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Try not to ruin your day..

1- WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS! you might get approached by people in the street offering tours or services, just don't, It's a good idea to hire a guide but make sure it happens through registered sources. 2- DRIVING? NO! The traffic in Cairo is chaotic, I wouldn't recommend public transport or taxis either, The best idea would be to use a transportation network company service like Uber.

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  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. Khan el-Khalili
  3. Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel
  4. Egyptian Museum Cairo
  5. Cairo Tower
  6. The Hanging Church
  7. Egyptian Geology Museum
  8. Museum of Islamic Art Cairo
  9. Al Azhar Park
  10. Dream Park
  11. كشرى ابو طارق
  12. Sequoia
  13. O's Pasta
  14. Zööba
  15. The Osmanly Restaurant

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