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Discover the Essence of Cairo:

Top 8 Must-Do Things in the Heart of Egypt Capital

Explore the vibrant city of Cairo, a favorite among winter sunseekers, history enthusiasts, and bargain hunters. As the first stop for many visiting Egypt, Cairo offers a mix of sacred sites, ancient wonders, and bustling markets. Here are eight fantastic things to do in Cairo:

  • Visit the iconic Pyramids of Giza, a must-see on global bucket lists. Explore the Great Pyramid, take selfies with the Great Sphinx, and enjoy panoramic viewpoints. Plan at least three hours for an awe-inspiring visit.
  • Escape the city chaos in Al-Azhar Park, an urban oasis offering tranquility in the heart of Cairo. Stroll through lush gardens, enjoy city views, and take advantage of shaded areas. The park also hosts cultural events and exhibitions.
  • Discover the world’s largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square. Highlights include Tutankhamun’s treasures. Look forward to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), set to open in 2024 near the Giza Plateau.
  • Explore Islamic Cairo, known as ‘the city of a thousand minarets,’ showcasing a vast collection of ancient Islamic architecture. Join a local guide to navigate the historic heart, including the old Fatimid city and Al-Muizz Al-Deen Street.
  • Explore the historic Citadel of Saladin, perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of Cairo. Recognized by UNESCO, the fortress features the impressive Muhammad Ali Mosque and provides a peaceful retreat from the bustling city below.
  • Uncover the rich history of Coptic Cairo, where Christianity, Islam, and Judaism converge. This area, part of Old Cairo, hosts ancient places of worship and is believed to be a temporary residence for the Holy Family during their escape to Egypt.
  • Dive into sensory overload at Khan El Khalili Market, a lively souq filled with narrow streets and diverse shops. Engage in friendly haggling with shopkeepers offering spices, textiles, jewelry, and souvenirs. Don’t miss trying traditional street food.
  • Treat your taste buds to traditional Egyptian delights, including taameya (Egyptian falafel), koshary, sugarcane juice, and mint tea, available at street food stalls throughout Cairo.

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