Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Things To Do In Cairo, Egypt (A Short Historical Holiday)

This time around, I am recommending one of my favourite short historical holidays in the only ancient civilization country that lasted through changing time. What can be more perfect than taking an Egypt holiday trip and embrace its history, architecture and culture.

The trip I did took us 5 days inclusive of flight time thus technically giving us full 3.5 days of fun and adventure. There are many places and things to do here in Egypt, what I will be sharing would be the not to be missed attractions base from my experience.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza
Also known as Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. Aside from this, it is also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still standing tall unshaken by the wind of time. It is amazing to see that the remain is largely intact. It took Egyptian 20 years to complete and in completed around 2560 BC.

Great Sphinx of Giza
A trip to Giza is not completed until you visit Great Sphinx of Giza which is a walking distance from The Great Pyramid of Giza. Being the world oldest known monumental sculpture and largest monolith at 73.5 metres, however the face and the details (date & builder) are still being debated.

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun’s tomb

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
One of the most impressive museums with 120,000 collections/items. The famous Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun’s tomb was wrapped around the King’s face. The solid gold mask is believed to represent what the King’s face.

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo
Once an Islamic fortification now is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums located in Mokattam Hill. King Saladin started the construction in 1170 A.D and completed by his brother King El-Addel.

Belly dancer

Nile Dinner Cruise
Cairo illuminated night skyline view from the longest river in the world - River Nile. The 2 hours cruise serves open buffet dinner with night performance which includes live music, whirling dervish and not to forget belly-dancer. Something not to be missed.

Whirling Dervish dancer

Egypt being a country that provides a good balance where on holiday makers can go from scuba diving to desert safari to medieval history to belly dancing. An Egypt holiday is where one will always be curious and excited as it caters for all age group. Boredom is not in Egypt holiday vocabulary.

Hyperlink credit : Wikipedia, Google photos


Ramble and Wander said...

A good list you have here. If you have more time, I'd definitely recommend Al Azhar Mosque/University, Khan el Khalili Bazaar & Old Islamic Cairo (esp. in the evening for the latter) where you'd enjoy sights akin to "1001 Arabian Nights" stories.

Adam bin Ahmad said...

seksi nya perempuan tuh. (一。一;;)

Unknown said...

Cairo is a good place for a historical holiday, just it's so crowded, I would take this program soon

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