The Cairo sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Cairo. This tourist attractions map of Cairo will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Cairo in Egypt. The Cairo tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The most popular cities in Egypt for international travelers are Cairo and Hurgada. In 2019, Cairo ranked 37th among the world most popular cities with 6.81 m tourists as its shown in Cairo tourist map. Hurgada was in 63rd place with 3.87 m tourists. It is safe to travel to Cairo. In fact, there may not be a better time to travel to Cairo. But whenever you travel, especially abroad, you should take some precautions.
Known as the city of a thousand minarets, Cairo boasts some of the finest Islamic architecture in the world, in particular the Muhammed Ali and Al-Azhar Mosques. The other principal draw is Cairo proximity to the Ancient Egyptian towns of Giza and Memphis, meaning that the most popular things to do include day-trips to Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx and to the even older Saqqara Pyramids. Other top tourist attractions include the Khan El-Khalili Market (make sure you barter), the 187-metre tall Cairo Tower, the tranquil Al-Azhar park, and the medieval Citadel as you can see in Cairo tourist map.
Egypt Capital city Cairo has been ranked the fastest-growing travel destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). In its annual City Travel & Tourism Impact Report, the WTTC reported that Cairo tourism witnessed a 34.4 percent tourism growth in 2017 as its mentioned in Cairo tourist map, followed by Istanbul, which witnessed 13.1 percent growth, Antalya (9.1 percent) and Tehran (9 percent).
The Cairo attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Cairo. This tourist places map of Cairo will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Cairo in Egypt. The Cairo attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Pyramids of Giza are Cairo number one half-day trip and a must-do attraction on everyone itinerary. Right on the edge of the city, on the Giza Plateau, these fourth dynasty funerary temples have been wowing travelers for centuries and continue to be one of the country major attractions. The absolutely staggering collection of antiquities displayed in Cairo Egyptian Museum makes it one of the world great museums. You would need a lifetime to properly see everything on show. The museum was founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist August Mariette and moved to its current home - in the distinctive powder-pink mansion in Downtown Cairo - in 1897. Attractions include Tutankhamun death mask and sarcophagi (Room 3), the pharaoh lion throne (Room 35), and his fascinating wardrobe collection (Room 9) as its shown in Cairo attractions map.
Al-Azhar Mosque as you can see in Cairo attractions map is the finest building of Cairo Fatimid era and one of the city earliest surviving mosques, completed in AD 972. It is also one of the world's oldest universities - Caliph El-Aziz bestowed it with the status of university in AD 988 (the other university vying for "oldest" status is in Fes) and today, Al-Azhar University is still the leading theological center of the Islamic world. The Coptic Museum contains a wealth of information on Egypt early Christian period and is home to one of Egypt finest collections of Coptic art. Next door, the 9th-century Hanging Church contains some beautiful examples of Coptic architecture. One of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in the world, Sultan Hassan Mosque is a vision of Islamic artistry with an abundance of stalactite detailing and intricate arabesque features.
The vast necropolis of Saqqara and the nearby site of Dahshur are home to the "other pyramids," and a day trip out here is just as rewarding as a trip to Giza pyramids as its mentioned in Cairo attractions map. The sites are roughly 30 kilometers south of Cairo. Unlike many of Cairo other major museums, which all concentrate their exhibits on one specific era, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations (NMEC) is dedicated to telling the entire story of Egypt human history under one roof. Khan el-Khalili is one of the world great shopping experiences. This souq (bazaar) is a labyrinthine collection of skinny alleyways established as a shopping district in AD 1400, which still rings with the clang of metal workers and silversmiths.
The Cairo zoo map shows recommended tours of the Cairo Zoological Park. This zoo map of Cairo will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Cairo in Egypt. The Cairo zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Khedive Ismail (1863-1879), the ruler of Egypt, was the first to think of opening the Zoo on the occasion of the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 but he could not do so for the lack of enough time. On March 1, 1891, the Zoo at Giza was opened for the public (see Cairo zoo map). It was first established to be a botanical garden, with various imported rare species of the most beautiful plants and cactus all over the world. The Zoo is also an institute where scientists study the behavior of animals and birds. There are five non-governmental organizations that carry out campaigns to encourage people to preserve wild life and promote environment awareness in Egypt.
A visit to the Giza Zoo is one of the most common activities among Egyptian families to enjoy a day out in a public area. With great enthusiasm, families, children, and school trips rush to Giza Zoo to enjoy a day with animals. Number of Zoo visitors kept climbing each year. In 1899, it was more than 43,000. In 1906, it increased up to 223,500. In 2007 number of visitors was more than 3,398,000 as its mentioned in Cairo zoo map. On feast days this number is four or fivefold.
The Giza Zoo is the largest zoo in Egypt. Located in the city of Cairo, it is one of the few 'green' areas in the city, and includes Cairo largest park as you can see in Cairo zoo map. The zoo covers about 40 hectares (99 acres), and is home to many endangered species, as well as a selection of endemic fauna. To permit the poorer citizens of Cairo (Downtown Cairo is only 20 kilometers/12 miles away) and Giza to visit the city only green park, the entrance fee is small and is not enough to cover the costs of running the zoo. The zoo main goal is to entertain, rather than to educate. However, many rare species have been successfully bred in the zoo - including the first Californian Sea Lion to be born in the Middle East in 2002.