Top 10 Tourist Attractions for You to Visit When In Cairo Egypt This 2019
Cairo even today is believed to be the world’s biggest and greatest megacities. This is a place that is not just beautiful but even crazy due to its rich historic finery that is half dilapidated. This is a city that almost all the travellers love and hate in equal measures. The sheer noise, the pollution, the co-founding traffic are the kind of an assault to all your senses. But try and look at things beyond the modern hub as you will get to see the history that has continued to span centuries. Yes Cairo is the place where you can actually get the feel of the Egyptian lifestyle, and no trip is believed to be completed without having a stay at the Arabs call ummal dunya (the mother of the world). Given below are the list of places that you can visit while you are in Cairo, Egypt this 2019. Let’s have a look at them below.
The Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum is generally believed to be the world’s greatest museum, and you will require a lifetime to see each and everything on the show. This is a museum that was founded in the year 1857 by the French Egyptologist August Mariette, moving to its current home and in the distinct powder pink mansion in the downtown Cairo in 1897. Yes the collection here in the Egyptian museum is poorly labelled and are not set out in a proper manner due to the limited space, and you still can’t help being impressed by the sheer majesty of the exhibits.
Saqqara: When it comes to the pyramids they generally think of a huge complex in Giza. Only a few of them know that it actually started somewhere else. The Step pyramid of Djoser was a pyramid that was first ever true pyramid being built ever and is about a 100 years old than the ones in Giza. This impressive pyramid is built in the height of 62 meters and is generally believed to be surrounded by the limestone wall that is something around 10 meters high imitating the bound bundles of the reeds. The only entrance to this place is through the huge roofed colonnade though there are 13 fake doors that continue to exist. Though this is a place that is not located in Cairo and is located 15 kilometres outside the city center. This is a place where you can actually have a half day trip from Cairo combining the other pyramids in this area.
The Pyramids of Giza: The pyramids of Giza are not just attractive but is also a must visit place by all the tourist. These four dynasties and funerary pyramids are located in the edge of the city and have been wooing travellers since centuries. The pyramids of Giza have continued to be the best highlights of the city even today. The heat and the dust continue to appear to be the trivial of explorers experiencing the superb pyramid of Cheops, the biggest pyramid in the Giza collection.
AL Azhar Mosque:The AL Azhar Mosque is generally believed to be the world’s finest building of Cairo’s Fatimid Era, and is generally believed to be the cities old surviving mosques built in the year 972 AD. This is a place that is also believed to be the world’s oldest universities where Caliph EL Aziz bestowed it with the statue of university in AD 988, and even today the university is leading with theological center of the Islamic world. The main entrance to this place is from the gate of barbers which is on the North West side of the building, adjoining the neo Arab façade built by Abbas II. This is a place that is right in the heart of the Islamic Cairo district and can be easily reached via taxi.
Memphis: Memphis is generally believed to be the capital of Egypt during the older kingdom. This is another part of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Cairo though you don’t get to see a lot in it even today. This is a city that has been abandoned in the later antiquity, followed by some of the palaces being looted and demolished. One of the major reason that you should be visiting here is because of the colossal statue of Ramses II placed in the open air museum. And as there is a beautiful pavilion around it, it’s still believed to be the closest and the most intimate look that you will be getting through the ancient pharaoh followed by the Egyptian masonry that you would ever get to see. This is a must visit place when you are in Cairo Egypt.
Cairo Citadel: Though younger but still a must see place when in Cairo Egypt. This is a place that is located in the North West side of the Nile, and is once served as an fortress and now continues to house a couple of beautiful mosques and the national military museum in Egypt. This was a place built in the year 1176-1183 AD and was commissioned by Salah al-Din. This is a must visit place when you are in Cairo Egypt this 2018.
Presidential Palace Cairo / Abdeen Palace: This is generally believed to be a place that is located in the downtown of Cairo. And is believed to be the principle workplace for the president of Egypt. Not just this this is also believed to be one of the most sumptuous palaces in the world, and is generally not allowing the tourists to come forward and visit this beautiful hallmark and parlours located on the second floor.
These were just a few but there are a lot more to go. So what other places would you like to add to the blog post above. Have you visited any of the above mentioned places? How has the experience turned out to be? Do share your experiences in the comments section given below. We will be happy to hear from you.
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