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Cairo (al-Qāhirah) is the capital of Egypt, one of the largest cities in both Africa and also the 19th largest city in the world. Situated on the River Nile, Cairo is famous for its own history, preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo. Though firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant modern society.

Close by to Cairo is almost every Egypt pyramid such as the Great Pyramids of Giza that stands for thirty-five centuries as well as the Sphinx.The Step Pyramid at Saqqara was built for the Pharaoh Zoser by Imhotep architect in 2816 BC. Cairo also has a variety of museums with most imporant The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that houses the richest collection of antiquities. The Coptic Museum, in Old Cairo, comprises rare collections dating back to the early Christian period. Another sight of interest is the Al Azhar Mosque and the University that ws founded in the 10th century AD. It is the world’s oldest and leading center of Islamic learning. The Citadel of Saladin was built in 1183 and is a medieval stronghold located atop the Mokattam hill-range.

Despite Cairo's Cultural and historical heritage the city offers an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. Shopping ranges from the famous Khan el-Khalili souk, (or bazaar) largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centers displaying the latest fashions. Some of the famous street markets, like Wekala al-Balaq, for fabrics, the Tentmakers Bazaar for appliqué-work, Mohammed Ali Street for musical instruments makes your visit to Cairo trully fascinated.

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