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Cairo Attractions

Attractions of Cairo are living myths. Fervent travelers from various corners of the world come to Cairo, an ancient city which has developed along the banks of the river Nile. This colorful city is considered to be an important seat of
ancient civilization.

The Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, the Citadel are an integral part of the historical and antiquity sightseeing tour in Cairo. The Sphinx located in the Giza plateau in Cairo is one of the national symbols. This exquisite man made sculpture has a body of a lion with the head of a king or God. According to history, it was built by the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs. The gigantic sculpture is a symbol of strength and wisdom. The Step Pyramid of Saqqara is considered to be a milestone in the evolution of stone architecture. It was built by the 4th dynasty of the pharaohs. The complex inside the step pyramid is vast and includes dummy buildings, impressive pavilions and many life size statues.

Cairo sightseeing is incomplete without visiting the various museums. The Egyptian Museum is a world famous museum. This museum is a storehouse of 120000 objects from pre historic Egypt to the Greco Roman period. Jewelery, coins fine pieces of sculpture are the main exhibits of this museum. The tomb of Tunkhamun the boy-king of Egypt is a unique masterpiece. The tomb has been the center of interest for thousands of archaeologists and historians throughout the world. Coptic Museum and the Military Museum rank as top tourist attractions of Cairo.

For the impulsive shoppers, the Khan al Khalili is a 'must see'. It is one of the largest ancient markets in the world. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The traders have been trading here for generations and the market dates back as early as 14th century. Each and every commodity from perfume bottles to Arabian clothes can be bargained and bought here.

Cairo attractions exude a typical old world charm. These attractions virtually transfer the tourists to an ancient world ruled by the dynasties of ancient pharaohs. The extraordinary experience lingers forever.

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