Cairo – the 7th most populous city in the world and the largest within Africa – is seen as the Arab world’s heart. Egypt’s capital city connects the Asian and African continents and is therefore crucial to Egypt’s commerce, tourism, education, and economy.

Throughout history, Cairo has seen itself being conquered and ruled by numerous kings and emperors. As a result, Cairo has a rich historical and cultural background, making the metropolitan irresistible to tourists. Moreover, being one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Cairo is to history fanatics what a sweet bag is to a toddler.

The city is not all just about history, though. With thrilling scuba diving, long stretches of deserts, and, of course, the famed River Nile, Cairo has something in store for every visitor.

To learn the full extent of what you can explore in Cairo, you can use our Tripety travel itinerary planner. Apart from equipping you with tourist destinations and unique facts about the city, this travel app can also help manage and organize your travel budget.

  • Cairo’s Arabic name is ‘al-Qahirah,’ which stands for ‘the victorious.’
  • Cairo is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Zamalek and al-Ahly are the biggest football clubs in Egypt. Despite being fierce rivals, the two clubs share the same stadium (Cairo International Stadium).
  • In Egypt, the week commences from Sunday; Friday and Saturday are considered to be the weekend.
  • The River Nile is over 6,500 kilometers long and flows through Cairo.
  • There are over 4.5 million cars in Cairo.

Pyramids of Giza: As mentioned previously, these are among the seven wonders of the world, and the only one remaining. Unsurprisingly, then, the landmark is well known throughout the globe. Protected by the mysterious Sphinx, these pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs. Over the centuries, the pyramid complex has enticed travelers, puzzled archaeologists, and even appealed to a fair few conspiracy-theorists.

Islamic Cairo: Cairo was the hub of the Fatimid period, considered to be the Muslim golden age. Therefore, the narrow lanes of the Egyptian capital are crammed with mosques, monuments, and madrassas (places of Islamic education). Al-Azhar mosque and university, the marketplace of Khan el-Khalili, and the stunning views from the top of the medieval Bab-e-Zuwaila gate are some of the most prominent attractions of Islamic Cairo.

Al-Azhar Park: In 2005, a medieval garbage dump was successfully converted into what is called the Al-Azhar Park. Away from Cairo’s bustling streets’ activity and chaos, the park provides essential breathing space for the city. The calming breeze and glorious views make the Al-Azhar park the perfect spot for a pleasant and peaceful evening stroll. Furthermore, the on-site restaurants have you covered if you want to replenish your fluids after a day of exploration and sightseeing.

With its stunning sights, diverse population, and a vibrant aura, Cairo is the very definition of a vacation. The Tripety travel app is there to help you take a significant step forward to finally checking the Egyptian capital off your bucket list.

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