Culture & Travel25 September 2020
How would you like to get to know Cairo, which is one of the first stops of the Egypt tour and described as the "Mother of the World" by the Egyptians? Cairo, the largest city in Africa and the Arabian peninsula, is also the capital of Egypt. Since it hosted so many civilizations in the past, there are many historical artifacts that it carries to the present day. Perhaps the most important of these is the Pyramid of Cheops, one of the seven wonders of the world. There are many places to see in the city, which has many sites such as Old Cairo, Heliopolis and Nasr. For example; The old Cairo district has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. There are many places you can visit in this precious city such as the Egyptian Museum, Giza Pyramids, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, Al-Azhar Mosque, Old Cairo, Cairo Castle, and the Nile River. We have researched a few of them for you and made a list of what you can do there. If you're ready, let's start.
Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt's largest tourist attraction, are at the top of the must-see places in Cairo. It consists of 3 separate majestic pyramids. These are: Cheops Pyramid, Khafre Pyramid, Mikerinos Pyramid. You've all heard of the Cheops Pyramid. Because it is one of the seven wonders of the world. He is also an honorary member of this list. If you go to the Pyramids of Giza, think how lucky you will feel to be able to be in such an important place? Get ready to see one of the most spectacular views in the world, along with the other pyramids on the Giza Plateau. While enjoying this view, you can visit other places on the plateau.
Things you can do while touring the plateau:
-Exploring the inside of the pyramids
-Making a selfie with the Sphinx
- Observing panoramic views
- Seeing the Solar Boat
- Going on a camel ride.
If you visit Egypt, your second stop should be the Egyptian Museum, which creates the world's largest collection of Egyptian artifacts. In addition to mind-boggling statues and treasures, the museum also hosts enormous artifacts such as Tutankhamun's golden sarcophagi, chambers of royal mummies, and a massive gold mask.
Islamic Cairo is the historical heart of Cairo. This area is home to the largest historical architectural collections of the Islamic world. The large number of mosques, madrasahs, fortifications and tombs remain from Egypt's Islamic period (639 to the early 16th century), making Cairo one of the oldest Islamic cities in the world. In fact, Islamic Cairo became a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Islamic Cairo is full of things to see and do. It is a very large area close to the city center. You could spend days wandering the labyrinthine streets in Islamic Cairo, but for most visitors, just seeing the highlights is enough.
Highlights to see in Islamic Cairo include:
Salah Al-Din Fortress
Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatima Street
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque: One of Cairo's oldest mosques
Museum of Islamic Art
Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa
Allocating a day to explore the places in the list above will be enough for you to have an unforgettable day.
Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi Street
This is a very important street with a very long name. The street, called al-Muizz for short, is one of the oldest streets in Cairo and is home to some of the most important monuments of historic Cairo.
It is a street about 1 km long, stretching from Bab Zuweila in the south to Bab al-Futuh in the north. Along this short road are a surprising number of madrasahs, mosques, shops, markets and baths. It can be overwhelming for some visitors as it is a crowded, congested, noisy street.
Just south of Bab Zuweila and al-Muizz street is the Tent Makers' Market. There is a wide variety of products with colorful fabrics, handmade blankets, cushions, bedspreads and tents on the 300-meter street. Yes, it's noisy and chaotic, but the people are pretty friendly too. Walking in El-Muizz with delicious street food will be one of your most unforgettable experiences in Cairo.