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Cairo Tourist Attractions


There are many different attractions that you can explore in Cairo. Many of them have to do with the ancient people, but you can also find many other attractions that are more modern or of a different subject. You can go to the Papyrus Institute and learn how to make this special kind of paper, or you can explore the amazing shopping at the bazaar.

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There are also many religious sights in Cairo to see. There are historic mosques and churches that boast the historic and ornate architecture that so man people love to see. You will also be able to get a good history lesson about the religions of the region and the historic battles that took place around them. There are so many different things to explore in Cairo that you will want to stay for the whole summer just to see it all.

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Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian Museum will take you through from ancient times until today with its display of great artifacts and history lessons. Remember that cameras are not allowed to be used inside the building, so you may want to leave it in your bag.

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Pyramid of Cheops
Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
This has to be the most famous site in all of Egypt. This is the Pyramid that ends up being photographed for everything that represents the ancient world of Egypt.


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Sphinx
Giza Pyramids Plateau
Cairo, Egypt
This is the best landmark in Cairo. You will want to take a good look at the haunting image of the Great Sphinx. There are a lot of tours you can take that will give you the history of this giant.

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Citadel
Salah Salem Highway
Cairo, Egypt
This is one of the places where you can see the many museums of Cairo all in one place. You can spend the whole day here and still not see everything, so this should be a definite stop on your trip.

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Memphis
24 kilometres south of Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
This is one of the oldest cities in Egypt, and once served as the capital for thousands of years. There is not much left to the city, but you will be able to explore the ruins of a once great city.

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Kahn el-Khalili Bazaar
Cairo, Egypt
There is no better place to shop than the bazaar. It is a place that you cannot go to Cairo without stopping by. It is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the country, and you can find many great items to purchase.

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Papyrus Institute
Avenue of the Pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
Not only will you be able to see some of the most famous examples of papyrus, you will also be shown how this type of paper is made. This is great for those who want to learn something new about something old.

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The Temple at Philae
Philae island
Cairo, Egypt
This is an old temple with a lot of history. Not only is beautiful, its history shows that it was one of the most important buildings in the history of Cairo.

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Ibn Tulun Mosque
Midan Ahmed Ibn Tulun
Cairo, Egypt
This is one of the oldest and most spectacular mosques in all of Cairo. Here you will be able to learn about the history of the mosque and take in all the beauty and wonder of the architecture.

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Coptic Church of St. George
Nearby Roman Fortress
Cairo, Egypt
This church was first built in 684 AD and has been burned down and rebuilt. It is a wonderful place to explore historic Christian art and architecture that will be a great memory from your trip.

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Cairo Interesting Facts

  • Cairo Egypt suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Cairo Egypt had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Cairo is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Readerís Digest ranked Cairo as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Cairo has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Cairo Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Cairo authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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