9 of the Absolute Best Places to Visit in Cairo

9 of the Absolute Best Places to Visit in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt (B)

It may surprise you to know that there are plenty of fascinating places to visit in Cairo that aren’t just the Pyramids Necropolis in Giza.

Giza is just one small part of this incredible, bustling capital and it would be a shame to leave without experiencing more of the surprises it has to offer you.

You can go temple hopping, shop in one of the oldest markets in Egypt and even find a natural oasis in this industrial metropolis.

A lot of people told me I would hate Cairo, but actually I fell in love with it! Yes, it’s polluted, a little dirty and chaotic but I’m never one to back away from a challenge. I live for culture shocks, crave them even, so this was just up my street.

Welcome to Cairo, let me show you around! These are the absolute best places to visit in Cairo that you don’t want to miss…

- You will need a tourist Visa for travel in Egypt. These can be purchased at the border for $25USD or in advance. I’ve made a complete guide of how to get an Egypt tourist Visa as a UK citizen but this applies to most countries. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 of the Absolute Best Places to Visit in Cairo
Guide Location: Egypt » Cairo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: https://thirdeyetraveller.com/best-places-to-visit-in-cairo/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Pyramids Necropolis
  • Panorama Pyramids Inn
  • Pyramid Village Inn
  • Marriott Mena House Cairo
  • Great Sphinx
  • Great Pyramid
  • Cairo Citadel of Saladin
  • Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
  • Khan El-Khalili Market Place
  • Jordi
  • Khan El Khalili Restaurant & Mahfouz Coffee shop
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo Tower
  • Zabbaleen Cave Church
  • Al-Azhar Park
  • City of the Dead
  • mosque of Ibn-Tulun
  • Pharaonic village
  • Coptic Museum
  • Hanging Church
  • Abdeen Palace

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