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CAIRO SIGHTSEEING - CAIRO EGYPT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Cairo Sightseeing EgyptCairo Egypt Tourist Attractions - There are many other places to see in this amazing city, but we have chosen our top ten and here they are. First you should see the The Sphinx. It is open between 8:30am-4:30pm daily and can be contacted at: +20 2 383 8823. It was carved out of limestone and was named, The Sphinx, by the Greeks. It is one of the most famous monuments in the whole world. Next tryand see The Egyptian Museum. It is open the hours: 9am-5pm daily and can be contacted at +20 2 579 6974. It has the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts and the King Tut collection is housed in its walls.

Another fantastic site that you must see is The Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu). It is open the hours: 8:30am-4:30pm daily and can be contacted at +20 2 383 8823. It is the oldest and largest of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. It contains and estimated 2.3 million blocks averaging 2.5 tons. You will want to spend some time learning all about the pyramids and how they were built also. The Pyramid Sound and Light Show is open the hours: Winter: 6:30 pm, 7:30pm, 8:30 pm daily; summer: 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm daily and can be contacted at+20 2 385 7320. This is an awesome light show of the Sphinx and Pyramids and three times a night there is a story that goes along with it. This is an exceptional sight to behold so you will want to make sure that you see it.

The Sphinx
Giza Pyramids Plateau
10 Kms far from Cairo.
Cairo, Egypt
The Sphinx is open the hours: 8:30am-4:30pm daily and can be contacted at Phone: +20 2 383 8823 was carved out of limestone and is was named so by the Greeks. It is the body of a lion and a head of a woman and it is one of Egypt’s most fantastic monuments.

Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum
Maydan Tahrir
Cairo, Egypt
+20-2-5742681, 5754319/10
The Egyptian Museum is open the hours: 9am-5pm daily and can be contacted at +20 2 579 6974. It has the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts. Inside it has more than 136,000 artifacts from every period of pre-Islamic Egyptian history and on the top floor is a mummy museum, which has the mummy’s of Egypt's mightiest Pharaohs.

The Citadel
13 Kms far form the downtown of Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
The Citadel is open the hours: 8am-5pm daily and can be contacted at +20 2 512 9619. The Citadel offers breathtaking views of Islamic Cairo and it is in a castle setting. It was built in the 12th century and it has characteristics of Mohammed Ali. He was the early 19th century leader who freed Egypt of the Mameluke yoke. This is a must see also.

Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
Cairo, Egypt
The Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) is open the hours: 8:30am-4:30pm daily and can be contacted at +20 2 383 8823. It is the oldest and largest of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. It contains and estimated 2.3 million blocks averaging 2.5 tons. You cannot climb the pyramid anymore, but you can go inside it and look around at the King’s and Queen’s chambers.

Step Pyramid of Saqqara
Saqqara,
Cairo, Egypt
The Step Pyramid of Saqqara is open the hours: 8am-5pm daily, but there is not a phone number available for contact. This was the first pyramid built in Egypt. There is special permission needed to enter the pyramid, but many find it a most extraordinary experience touring the hall and the Great South Court.

Pyramid Sound and Light Show
Cairo, Egypt
The Pyramid Sound and Light Show is open the hours: Winter: 6:30 pm, 7:30pm, 8:30 pm daily; summer: 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm daily and can be contacted at+20 2 385 7320. This is an awesome light show of the Sphinx and Pyramids and three times a night there is a story that goes along with it. The light show is fantastic.

The Coptic Museum
Mari Girgis St., Old Cairo (Misr al-Qadimah)
Cairo, Egypt
The Coptic Museum is open the hours: 8am-5pm daily and can be contacted at: +20 2 362 8766. This museum is filled with paintings, textiles, metal, wood, glass and ivory craftsmanship that you will just love looking at. Take your time through this great museum and enjoy all the beautiful works of art you will see

The Cairo Tower
Center of city
Cairo, Egypt
The Cairo Tower is open the hours: 9am-midnight daily (winter); 9am-1am daily (summer). It is located on an island in the Nile and it offers tremendous views of the city of Cairo. There is a restaurant at the top of the tower that revolves around also if you feel like getting a bite to eat while you are there.

An-Nasir Mohammed Mosque
Cairo, Egypt
The An-Nasir Mohammed Mosque is open hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm daily and it was built between 1318 and 1335. It is a beautiful example of Mameluke architecture and you will love looking around at its exquisite interior. This was once the main mosque that was used by the Citadel.

Townhouse Gallery Exhibits
Cairo, Egypt
The Townhouse Gallery Exhibits is open hours: 10am-2pm, 6pm-9pm Sat-Wed; 6pm-9pm Fri and can be contacted at +20 2 576 8086. William Wells owns the gallery, which is the leading in the Cairo Art community. He changes the exhibitions frequently so you will want to take a look at this very special private art gallery.

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