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The Triumphant City , the Jewel of the Nile, the city of minarets, the capital of Egypt ; Cairo has several epithets. Situated right on the bank of the river Nile, Cairo is a bustling hotspot of urban civilization in Egypt.
The thirteenth largest city in the world, Cairo is famous not only for its present status of that of a commercial hub of Africa but also for its rich history of over five thousand years. The ancient Pharonic past of Egypt is best represented by Cairo .

A visit to Egypt would never be complete without a trip to Cairo . The city is steeped with history which will make any traveler mesmerized and captivated. The beauty of Cairo is bound to leave you awestruck. Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of the city is truly a wonder of the ancient world. The sheer aura and strength that this pyramid portrays is reason enough for it to be declared one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The other tourist attractions of Cairo are as follows:
  • The Sphinx at Giza
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Khan el-Khalili Bazaars
  • Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
  • Egyptian Antiquity Museum
Cairo can be reached by a vast network of air, road and water. The Cairo International Airport is a hub of many important international airlines. Cairo is well connected to several countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America .

The best time to visit Cairo is between the months of September to May. The weather in Cairo during this time of the year is very pleasant. It is neither too hot nor cold. Basically Cairo , being situated on the banks of Nile , has a very soothing weather all the year round.

Cairo beautifully blends the charm of the ancient world and the attractions of contemporary life. In its splendor, magnificence, hospitality and warmth, Cairo, Egypt is definitely every traveler's dream destination. Also it is better to visit Cairo keeping in mind the major festivals of the region. During the Holy month of Ramadan many museums and tourist sites shut early.

Keep a map of Cairo to locate the city's major attractions and get an idea of its roads and focal points. Cairo, Egypt is an expansive city with a population of 7,500,000 as on 2006. Most of the city's inhabitants throng the banks of the Nile because of its fertile soil, pleasant weather and moderate amounts of rainfall. But in recent times much work has been done to expand Cairo into the desert as well, utilizing this wasted land.

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