Cairo, Egypt is the capital city of Egypt and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15.2 million people, the largest in Africa.
Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into two branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region.
Cairo offers its visitors
an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and attractions. Modern
Cairo encompasses many former cities and their monuments; in fact the site
of the city can be traced back to 4225 BC. But most visitors come
to experience the spectacular monuments of ancient Egyptian culture. Cairo
is world renowned for being “the jewel of the Nile”. This description is
not very far from the truth, for Cairo presents their visitors with an
experience to remember.
Cairo is a mix of people,
buses, animal carts, music, fragrances and sand whirls. At the heart of
the city is the ever-busy Tahrir Square. On the north side visitors
can peruse the Egyptian Museum, and south is Old Cairo, the oldest Islamic
and Christian part of the city. Old Cairo features he famous Khan
el Khalili Bazaar and the Citadel. The great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Luxor
and Abu-Simbel are all must see attractions. Visitors interested in a shopping
excursion should make sure to stroll down to Talat Harb Street, one of
Cairo’s major commercial outlets. When you need a break from hustle
and bustle of Cairo’s dynamic city, try a round of golf on the famous Mena
House. The Mena House features golf courses that overlook the Pyramids.
Nile cruises; snorkeling and scuba diving in the Red Sea are also available
for those wishing to leave dry land! For a thrilling afternoon be
sure to stop by the Gezira Club and watch the horseracing. Another
site that will literally lift your spirits is Cairo Tower, a modern 187
meter-high tower with excellent views of the city. The Tower is provides
a scenic view of the entire city. The rooftop of the Tower showcases a
Cairo comes alive at night!
The best time to shop, eat, and just relax is after the sun has gone down
over Cairo. There are many restaurants that specialize in Middle Eastern
cuisine. The streets are also paved with quaint cafes. For a truly
unique dining experience, visitors can dine in a floating restaurant on
the Nile! Cairo is a city that seems to never sleep, everything from the
streets to the shops in Cairo throb with life and activity.
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