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El Alamein War Cemetery

El Alamein, situated on the Mediterranean coast around four hours north of Cairo, is the site of where two battles were fought during World War II. The War ...  Read more

El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church (Monastery of St Simon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church, also known as the Monastery of St Simon, is located in the Mokattam mountain in southeast Cairo. The area is known as ...  Read more

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 137 Reviews

The red-and-white-striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad (the Red Mosque), built on the site where its patron Mamluk Sultan al-Mu'ayyad had earlier been imprisoned, ...  Read more

Giza Plateau

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza are located just outside the fringes of Cairo on the the Giza Plateau. This complex of ...  Read more

Giza Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 781 Reviews

The sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Their extraordinary shape, geometry ...  Read more

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Hanging Church, which is still in use, is called the Hanging or Suspended Church as it is built on top of the Water Gate of ...  Read more

Islamic Cairo

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Islamic architecture abounds in Cairo—after all, it is one of the world’s oldest Muslim cities and also known as the City of a Thousand Minarets. The densest ...  Read more

Khan al-Khalili

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Jaundiced travelers often dismiss the Khan al-Khalili as a tourist trap; there's no ignoring the fact that it's a favored stop of tour buses and has all the ...  Read more

Memphis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 340 Reviews

The city of Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt. It was the King's residence and the political and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. It had ...  Read more

Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

Constructed in 642 AD under orders of the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As was the first mosque to ever be built ...  Read more

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Whether it’s the oldest mosque in Cairo or not (there is some debate about this), the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is certainly the largest, and most definitely worthy ...  Read more

Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 290 Reviews

Measuring 4,150 miles (6,680 kilometers) from end to end, the Nile River is the world’s longest and arguably the most important in the region. Egypt’s some 83 ...  Read more

Old Cairo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 423 Reviews

Old Cairo is a relatively small area but it is rich with history. Also known as Coptic Cairo, Fustat (in reference to the first Muslim city established ...  Read more

Papyrus Institute

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 50 Reviews

Papyrus is an important part of Egypt’s history. The raw material used to make this ancient paper comes from the stalk of the Cyperus papyrus plant, which has ...  Read more

Pharaonic Village

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Understanding Egypt's complex and mysterious history can seem as impossible as becoming fluent in hieroglyphics. However, once you've traveled through the ...  Read more

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