The ever lively and colourful city founded on banks of Nile, Cairo holds the torch to Egypt. The finest example of past ruling and present thriving is Cairo where you can see the Ancient Egypt’s mystery swirling and Nile River breathing life both figuratively and literally.
ANCIENT EGYPT: Cairo had long been a focal point of Ancient Egypt for a long time.
ROMAN EGYPT: But around 4th century, Romans established their roots with Babylon and Byzantine. That along with many Cairo’s oldest Coptic churches is now Coptic Cairo.
ISLAM EGYPT: In 640 AD, Al-Fustat(tented camp) became the first capital of Islamic Egypt. And Islamic era in Egypt started.
OTTOMAN EGYPT: That ended when Ottomans succeeded Mamluk expanding Cairo towards south and west from its heart and called Citadel. Later, Viceroy of Egypt Muhammad Ali known as founder of Modern Egypt initiated the construction of public buildings in the city. Those are only now composing in Downtown Cairo.
BRITISH EGYPT: But the immense debt due to construction projects led to British invasion in 1882 and the city’s economic centre moved towards Nile.
INDEPENDENT EGYPT: This lasted till 20th century when Egypt got their independence. After that, Urban Cairo expanded to the upscale neighbourhoods such as Garden City, Zamalek, and Heliopolis.
With Maidan Tahrir and the Nile Corniche were city’s network of bridges and highways were improved. And the metropolis began to encroach on the fertile Nile Delta. And slowly Cairo became a political and economic hub. Buzzing with lots of attention Egypt tourism started sparkling and drawing lots of interest.
Egyptian winter from November to March when temperature is 65°F and brief spring from March to May when daytime highs are between 70-80s and cool winds during evenings.
However, December to February is the tourist season. So, you have to book in advance to enjoy events like Coptic Christmas or New Year in Egypt. Otherwise October – November and March –April will suit favourably if you want to enjoy Egypt’s mystic without too much crowd swarming. And get bookings in hotels far easily.
Historical sites and landmarks are Egypt Tourism’s lighthouse. Such as
To know more about places and attractions of Cairo, see Cairo Top Attractions.
There are so many things to do and see in Cairo. To know in details about Cairo’s exciting things to do, see Cairo Tours, Travel & Activities… but few are listed below.
Places To See
Things To Do
Citadel of Cairo
City of the Dead…
|Egyptian coffee Feluccas
Shoppe in souks and bazaar
You can visit all major cities and sites from Cairo too. NILE HOLIDAY brings you tailor made trips, city breaks etc. to let you enjoy the Egypt you want to see and make the most of it in the time you got. Although with every visit, you can find new mysteries and exciting histories of Cairo, not to mention Egypt’s. So tighten your belt and let the fun begin…