The Egyptian city of Cairo, situated on the River Nile, has a long history which is seen through its medieval and Islamic architecture. The Pyramids of Giza are a short drive from the city. The temperatures in Cairo can be very high, and the best time to visit the city is between October and April. Travellers flying to Cairo from New York will experience approximately 11 hours flying time, while those travelling from Los Angeles will take around 16 hours.
Africa's largest city with a population of over
18 million, Cairo is a chaotic mixture of sights, sounds and
smells. It is heaving with life, volatile, polluted and boisterous,
with an intensity that both exhausts and invigorates the visitor.
It is also distinctive with its ancient monuments in juxtaposition
to the modern and cosmopolitan. The congested streets of Islamic
Cairo are full of donkey carts, traders and mosques, while camels
weave their way haughtily between the crumbling pyramids on the
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Cairo
With over 100,000 artefacts in 107 halls, the
Egyptian Museum provides days of exploration.
The Pyramids of Giza Cairo
The pyramids are the earth's oldest tourist
attraction and the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only
remainder of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
Old Cairo Cairo
The small and enclosed area, also known as
Coptic Cairo, is the oldest part of the city and was once known as
the Roman stronghold of Babylon; some of the old walls still exist.
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