5 places you should visit in Cairo
Cairo is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Egypt. It is one of the second most visited cities. To first-time visitors, it is both gorgeous and rich in historic finery. Many tourists visit Egypt's capital to see its ancient wonders as well as to take in some of the city's modern liveliness. Check out these top things to see and do in Cairo if you're planning a vacation to this fascinating city.
1) Egyptian museum
The Egyptian Museum, one of the world's most important collections of ancient artifacts, is located on the north side of Midan Tahrir in Downtown Cairo. The glittering jewels of Tutankhamun and other renowned pharaohs lie beside the burial goods, mummies, jewelry, eating bowls, and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history. Aside from being big, this museum is everything a modern museum. It's huge, and you could easily spend an entire day exploring it and still not see everything.
2) Nile River dinner cruise
The Nile River is the world's longest river. Many travelers are excited to see this legendary river that has supported civilizations for thousands of years. Take a dinner cruise or a felucca down the river to get a closer look at this important waterway.
Make a beeline for Khan El-Khalil for the best taste of Cairo's vibrant, chaotic personality. This lively market, which spills into the small lanes of Islamic Cairo, is the place to go for genuine Egyptian treasures. A rich trove of Egyptian jewels, hookah pipes, and spices may be found in its labyrinth of lanes.
4) Citadel of Salah Elden
The Citadel of Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin) is one of Islamic Cairo's most recognizable landmarks, as well as one of the most spectacular Middle Ages defensive castles. Its strategic location atop the Muqattam Hills provided a powerful defensive posture, as well as an unimpeded panoramic view of Cairo.
5) Cairo tower
The Cairo Tower, at 187 meters, gives the most incredible panoramic views of Egypt's capital. For the best views of the city, go up to the tower's circular observation deck in the late morning or late afternoon. A restaurant is also located at the top of the tower. The restaurant rotates around the main axis of the tower on occasion. Naoum Chebib, an Egyptian architect, created the tower. It took 5 years to complete, from 1956 to 1961.