Cairo is one of the megacities in Egypt. It is crowded. It is always bustling with life. It has a hectic traffic. The screeching and the screaming will get on your nerves but a few kilometers away from the town you will be free of all these distractions and you will start looking at Egypt from a different gaze altogether.
Start your touring of Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza. Right at the edge of the city, the relics from the fourth dynasty will take your breath away. Then the Pyramids of Cheops, which is again the largest one in the Giza group, will mesmerize you with its magnanimity. There is nothing much to see though except for the plain tomb chamber of the sarcophagus. The Solar Boat Museum is right behind this Great Pyramid. Pyramid of Chephren and Pyramid of Mycerinus is also there. The first one has tunnels inside it and it can be entered from one of the passageways. It is open to the tourists.
The Egyptian Museum is the reservoir of so much history it is not even funny. You cannot have enough of this even if you have all the time in the world. For convenience, you can visit Tutankhamun Galleries. There will be Egyptian Jewelry Collection and Royal Mummies Collection.
The Al-Azhar Mosque is one of the few surviving mosques. It was completed in AD 972. Al Azhar University is still the prime learning center of the theology of the Islamic world. The main entry point to this building is Gate of the Barbers. It is placed at the northwestern side of the building. TO your right you will have El-Taibarsiya Medrese. There is a prayer hall and the other houses that are associated with a mosque are there.
Take a stop at Old Cairo. You will be amazed by the legends and get thrills. There are a Coptic Museum and a 9th-century hanging church and Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus. Coptic Cairo can be reached at the earliest by metro.
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