Cairo, the straggling capital city of Egypt is Middle East Asia’s largest and Africa’s second largest city. Located near the Nile Delta, Cairo is mainly famous for the Giza Pyramids. The city is sometimes also referred to as Umm al-Dunya, meaning “the mother of the world”. A trip to Cairo is the best way to peep into the Egyptian traditions and culture. Check out some attractions in Cairo that you will not want to miss out on.

Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids

The Giza Pyramids are among the seven wonders of the ancient world. These gigantic structures have withstood the test of time by staying intact for over 4,500 years. The construction of the pyramids required an exceptionally high degree of architectural and engineering brilliance and it is still a mystery as to how people managed to build these structures back then. You may explore the deep dark interiors of the pyramids, but make sure you are not a claustrophobic!

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

Situated in the Tahrir Square, this huge red building stands out with its huge door and dome. The museum’s priceless exhibits have made it one of the most popular museums in the world. It contains nearly 160,000 artefacts and seems to manifest ancient Egypt in itself. You will require many days to explore this vast museum in its entirety. We suggest that you keep the Mummy Room and the Tutankhamen memorabilia on the top of your not-to-miss list.

The Monastery of Saint Simon

The Monastery of Saint Simon

The Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church, is the biggest church in the Middle East. Located in the Mokattam Mountain in southeast Cairo, its amazing construction will leave you astounded for sure. While entering the church you would feel as if you are stepping into a deep cavern. The church has been carved out of a mountain and is like a piece of art indeed!

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