The fifth largest city in the world and the biggest one in the Middle East. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. It is also known as Al-Qahirah, and Masr among Arabians and locals.
Who doesn’t know the Nile River? It is not only mentioned in famous religious books as well as floating since thousands of years. The whole city of Cairo is located across the Nile River .
Age and Area:
Cairo is thousands year old , It was founded 969 A.D , many people and civilizations have ruled this city. The total area of Cairo city is 3,085 km².
Why Should You Visit Cairo?
Well, there are various reasons that make you want to visit this historical city including:
Pyramids were built by ancient Egyptians. These are triangular shaped masonry structures. These are mementos of old and middle kingdom periods. They are also one of the ancient seven wonders of the world.
2. Egyptian museum and Mummies
Where you can see old artifacts that date back at least 2000 years ago . There was culture in ancient Egypt to save the bodies of dead people by doing mummification . In the egyptian Museum You can see ancient mummies for different kings,Queens,and ordinary people with your own eyes, the people who lived millions of years ago.
3. The Nile River:
Nile is the longest river all over the world. This river is placed in Cairo along with many historical buildings , Temples and Tombs, also Resorts and hotels that were built all by the river. Felluca Ride on the river is also available.
4. Old cities
like Old Cairo and Islamic Cairo where you can see old Churches and Mosques . Old Cairo is also known as Islamic area as it was considered as the hub of ancient Muslim activities.
4. Wild Life:
Being at the ancient cities of Egypt, you can find some rarest kinds of animals here in Egypt , Specially you will find some quite unseen species of camels .
5. Modern Cairo:
Last but not least, you will also visit modern Cairo to enjoy modern life of Egypt.
Old Cairo (Hanging church- saint serguis church - Ben Ezra synagogue)