Places to Visit in Cairo

The Sphinx cairo

Cairo is the capital city of the country of Egypt and is a tourist destination that is visited by travelers from all over the world. The climate is Cairo is quite warm and sunny and the sightseeing destinations in the city are quite abundant indeed.

The Sphinx
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The sphinx is one of the most famous pyramids in the city of Cairo. It was built to commemorate the death of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen who was one of the youngest kings to have ruled the country of Egypt and who died at the tender age of eighteen. The sphinx is best viewed in the evening hours when it has been well lit. The hired car services in the city can be used to get to the sphinx in the city of Cairo.

Egyptian Museum
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The Egyptian Museum is also a renowned place which you can visit in order to learn more about the interesting history of the country and the city in particular, right from the ancient times to the present day. The Egyptian museum is open on a Sunday as well and there are tickets that need to be bought in order to gain an entry. Cameras need to be deposited at the entry point.

Hanging Church
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Also known as the church of Mary, this is an interesting church located in the Egyptian capital of Cairo and is located a few kilometers away from the main city of area. The church can be visited from Monday to Sunday and is open from nine in the morning to seven in the evening. The hanging church is one where you can take your camera for the purpose of clicking photos and videos. There are no tickets t buy and entry is free for all.

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Abdeen Palace

A beautiful palace located in the heart of the city, you can visit it to get a glimpse of what life was like for the royals over here. The Abdeen Palace is very large in size and visitors need to undergo a lot of scrutiny before they are allowed to enter the place. The Abdeen Palace is a place where you can go in order to know more about the history and evolution of Egyptian art and architecture as well.

Cairo Tower
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This is a well known monument in the Egyptian city of Cairo and you can use the public transportation services to get to this structure without difficulty. The structure is one that is best viewed in the morning hours and when you make your way to this tower, you will find that photographing it is quite simple and easy. In the evening there are lights that are lit all around the tower which make it look all the more resplendent to those who view it over here.

Other Places to Visit in Cairo

Parks and Gardens: the Hadiqat Al Oman Park, El Asmak, Merryland and the Giza Zoo

Shops: Fair Trade Cairo, Zamalek, Midan Ataba and Midan Talaat Harb

Originally posted 2013-10-29 13:55:51.

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