Best things to do in Cairo Governorate and sightseeing in Cairo Governorate
Cairo - Cairo Governorate
Exoticized to the core, there is so much more to Cairo than towering pyramids, mystifying mummies and unending expanses of sand. The avenues are massive, the traffic almost chokes you and there is no dearth of skyscrapers. Moreover, the locals are the loudest of the lot, imparting a perpetual party-like atmosphere to the city. As opposed to its urban aspect, Cairo's many mosques shine in all their golden glory while the river Nile flows somewhere silently in the background.
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Khan El Khalili-Bazaar - Cairo Governorate
Khan el-Khalili, once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, is now usually just called the 'Khan', and the names of it and the Muski market are often used interchangeably to mean either.
Khan el-Khalili, once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, is now usually just called the 'Khan', and the names of it and the Muski market are often used interchangeably to mean either. Named for the great Caravansary, the market was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid City. Together with the al-Muski market to the west, they comprise one of Cairo's most important shopping areas. But more than that, they represent the market tradition which established Cairo as a major center of trade, and at the Khan, one will still find foreign merchants.
The Hanging Church - Cairo Governorate
The Hanging Church is also referred to as the Suspended Church or Al-Moallaqa. It is called the Hanging Church because it was built on the southern gate of the Roman Fortress. Logs of palm trees and layers of stones were constructed above the ruins of the Roman fortress to be used as a fundament.
Abdeen Palace - Cairo Governorate
If the Pyramids speak of the ancient rulers of Egypt, the Abdeen Palace speaks of the modern rulers of Egypt. A partial Military museum, it proudly displays the gifts given to various Presidents. It was the royal residence before monarchy was abolished and now serves as the official residence of the President. This huge Palace with 500 rooms is certainly not to be missed.
Cairo Tower - Cairo Governorate
With a rotating restaurant on top, the Cairo tower offers the most magnificent view of the city. Try grabbing an early morning breakfast or a late afternoon lunch there while watching a bird's eye view of the beautiful city. A symbol of modern architecture in Cairo, this monument is refreshing after vising the structures of ancient Egypt.
Cairo Museum - Cairo Governorate
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. There are two main floors in the museum, the ground floor and the first floor. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in the Ancient world. Also on the ground floor are artifacts from the New Kingdom, the time period between 1550 and 1069 BC. Those items include statues, tables, and coffins .On the first floor there are artifacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt, including items from the tombs of the Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II,Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artifacts from the Valley of the Kings, in particular the material from the intact tombs of Tutankhamun .Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of Pharaohs and other royal family members of the New Kingdom.You will find the mummies of the following Pharaohs .1. Tutmosis I2. Tutmosis II3. Tutmosis III4. Tutmosis IV5. Seti I6.Amenhotep 17. Amenhotep II8. Hatshepsut9.Ramses II10 . Merenptah (Son of Ramses II)After hearing so much about these Pharaohs when I saw the 3000-4000 year old mummies I was too shocked to believe my eyes.This is surely an experience to remember.
Khan al-Khalili - Cairo Governorate
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities - Cairo Governorate
Also known as the Museum of Cairo, this is where all the treasures of the Pyramids lie. It houses 27 royal mummies and artifacts collected from the tombs of two, very famous Egyptian Pharaohs, Tutenkhamen and Akhenaten. The Pyramids are just the hardbound cover of the Egyptian history book, the real matter lies here in these rooms.