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Good to know things about Cairo

Historical Significance

Cairo is one of the world's oldest cities, having a history dating back thousands of years. It was an important centre for many civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Islamic caliphates. The city is home to many historical attractions, including the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum, which holds a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Islamic Cairo

Cairo's mediaeval Islamic architecture and landmarks are well-known. Islamic Cairo is home to various mosques, madrasas (Islamic institutions), and historic structures. This is where the Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the world's oldest universities, is located. The mediaeval street arrangement, as well as the busy marketplaces, provide tourists with an insight into Cairo's rich Islamic heritage.

Traffic and Chaos

Cairo is well-known for its congested streets and heavy traffic. The city is noted for its chaotic traffic, with packed streets, many modes of transportation, and a steady flow of people. The traffic might be frustrating, but it also contributes to the city's dynamic energy. Locals frequently use a combination of patience and competence to navigate the streets.

Nile River

Cairo is located on the banks of the Nile River, Africa's longest river. For thousands of years, the Nile has been a lifeline for Egypt, providing water for agriculture and transportation. The Corniche along the Nile provides a stunning view of the river and is a favourite area for both locals and tourists to stroll. The Nile is home to several significant landmarks, including the Giza Pyramids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days are enough for Cairo?
Cairo is a big city, with the second-largest population in Africa. You could spend weeks exploring everything, but for a first visit, we recommend at least three days in Cairo.
What is Cairo most famous for?

The city is well known for housing the famed Giza Pyramids Complex, which houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, the world’s oldest and largest statue, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple, a place of mummification.

Is New Cairo good for tourists?
New Cairo City is a city in Egypt’s Cairo Governorate. It is highly worth a visit because it has several popular attractions such as KidZania Cairo, Fabyland, and Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort.
What is the best month to go to Cairo?

Cairo is best visited between March and April, and October and November. On most days of the week, the brief shoulder seasons bring pleasant temperatures, less crowds, and reasonable hotel costs.

How close are pyramids to Cairo?

The Pyramids of Giza are located on the Giza Plateau about 11 miles southwest of downtown Cairo and are open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because there is no public transportation within walking distance, it is best to drive, call a taxi, or take a bus trip to the location.

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