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This makes it the largest city in the Arab World and the 2nd in Africa in terms of population.

Cairo has quite a distinctive centric location in Egypt. Situated in the Northern section of the country, Cairo is located just before the Nile Valley is transformed into the Nile Delta when the river begins to have two banks. It is remarkable to mention that Cairo was established around 20 kilometers to the East South of Memphis, the first capital of unified Egypt, established more than 5000 years ago. Greater Cairo is a term to define Cairo and the cities and areas around it which hosts a large number of Egyptian population.

Cairo hosts a unique variety of Pharaonic, Greco Roman, Christian, and Islamic monuments that is quite difficult to be found anywhere else in the world. This makes it one of the most important touristic destinations for tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt.

The foundation of Cairo took place during the 10th century AD. This was when the Fatimids, coming from Northern Africa, took control of Egypt. In 969, Gawhar Al Seqely, the Fatimid king, ordered the construction of the new capital that was called Al Qahera, or the Victorious.

There are two interpretations for this name. The first is that it was a symbol of the victories of the Fatimids, while the second affirms that it was called after a star in the sky that the king saw while thinking about a name for his new city.

The most important landmarks of Cairo include the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili, Saqqara, Coptic Cairo. These are the most visited sites. However, Cairo is considered an open-air museum of historical sites dating to various periods of the Egyptian history.

Cairo Egypt Tours

  • Cairo to Aswan Cruise | Cairo Egypt Tours

    Cairo to Aswan Cruise

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    Book Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt, Luxury Vacation Pyramids and The Red Sea at Cairo 4 Seasons Hotel, Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise & Oberoi Sahl Hashish Red Sea Resort. Extraordinary Egypt Honeymoon Trip in Luxury at Best Places in Egypt For Honeymoon.

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    Cairo to Luxor Cruise

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    Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Steamer Cruise

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    Egypt Grand Honeymoon Package

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    Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Cruise

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    Cairo to Abu Simbel Wheelchair Adabted Tour

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    Nile and Lake Nasser Cruise and Stay

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    Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River

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Related to Cairo Egypt

  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Giza Pyramids

    Giza Pyramids

    Dating back to 2589 BC, Giza Pyramids are the Only remaining ancient world wonders with its 3 pyramids built for kings Cheops, Chephren & Micerinus. Cheops pyramid is the oldest and largest, Chefren built The sphinx, Chephren and Micerinus pyramids are smaller and simpler.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Alabaster Mosque

    Alabaster Mosque

    The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is situated inside the open court of Cairo Saladin Citadel, designed by the Turkish architect Yousf Boushnaq in 1830 A.D as replica of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Old Cairo

    Old Cairo

    Misr Al Qadimah (Old Cairo) dates back to the 6th century, the name was given to the the ancient southern part of the city the site of those capitals before modern Cairo. known also as Cairo religious community as it contains ancient mosques, churches & synagogues.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Khan El Khalili Bazaar

    Khan El Khalili Bazaar

    Khan El-Khalili open air bazaar is 14th century old Arab souk. Built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid Islamic Cairo. Filled with exotic unique items from jewelry, spices, souvenirs and perfumes to t-shirts and galabiyyas.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Memphis Egypt

    Memphis Egypt

    The ancient capital of Egypt, founded 2925 BC south the river Nile delta by king Menes the unifier of ancient Egypt and the founder of the first dynasty. It is part of Saqqara necropolis with remains of God Ptah temple and 2 huge statues of Ramses II still found at the site.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Al Fayoum

    Al Fayoum

    90 km southwest of Cairo less than 2 hours driving located Al Faiyum. One of Egypt oldest cities and oases with several historic sites from various eras. Home to multiple activities from bird watching, hiking and fishing.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Wadi El Rayan

    Wadi El Rayan

    42km protected area below sea level & 65 km southwest Faiyum city about 2 hours drive from the Western Desert. Wadi El Rayyan national reserve covers an area of 1759 km2 and designated a national park in 2005. Consists of 2 man made lakes joint by channel and waterfall.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Wadi Hitan Park

    Wadi Hitan Park

    Whales Valley is 60 km south of Wadi EL Rayan in Fayoum oasis 150 km from Cairo. Wadi Hitan is an open air museum dates back to 45 million years, discovered in 1936, announced in 2005 by UNESCO as world heritage site.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Al Minya

    Al Minya

    Ikhnaton capital 1390 BC, 245 km south of Cairo halfway between Cairo and Luxor. El Minya covers an area of 32,279 sq with 4 million population. Named after King Khufu (the nursing city of Khufu), home to various archeological sites like Beni Hasaan & Tel Amarana.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Beni Hasan

    Beni Hasan

    Egyptian archaeological site carved into limestone tombs 20 Km south of El Minya, 245 Km south of Cairo Egypt. It consists of 39 tombs with daily life scenes for the military ‎leaders and local rulers of the XII dynasty Middle Kingdom between 2055 until 1650 BC.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Tell El Amarna

    Tell El Amarna

    The Capital of Ikhnaton, 100 km on the east bank of the Nile north of Asyut in Upper Egypt. Built 1348 BC by Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) to be his capital and devoted to god Aton. Horizion of Aton was the name given to the city.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Dead Sea

    Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea, (Sea of Salt) or the (Sea of the Arabah), this inland body of water is appropriately named because its high mineral content allows nothing to live in its waters. It is called the Dead Sea because its salinity prevents the existence of any life forms in the lake.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Pompey Pillar

    Pompey Pillar

    Pompey Pillar is the biggest memorial column in Egypt. Whilst called (Pompey’s Pillar), this 25 meter tall structure, completed in 292 AD, was actually dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian. It is made of red granite, quarried and transported from Aswan in Upper Egypt.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Qaitbay Citadel

    Qaitbay Citadel

    The Citadel of Qaitbay ‎is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast in Alexandria Egypt. The Castle of Qaitbay, also known as (Quaitbay Citadel) is very impressive defensive stronghold in both its size and design.

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  • Related to Cairo Egypt | Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

    Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

    Alexandria's catacombs, known as Kom el Shoqafa, are short distance southwest of the Pompey pillar in Alexandria Egypt. The Catacombs means underground tunnels, it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages.

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