The cultural home of pharaohs, kings, pyramids and mummification, Cairo is a city steeped in history like no other! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things that you absolutely must do whilst in Cairo…
- Go to the pyramids – Egypt is of course famous for its pyramids, and Cairo is but a stone’s throw from the Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Giza is not only the oldest and largest of the 3 pyramids, but also happens to be the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at more than 4,500 years old!
- Discover Ancient Egypt at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum! If modern day Egypt wasn’t fascinating enough, Ancient Egypt was a spectacular place cloaked in incredible rituals and mind-boggling construction. Head over to the museum and gawp at Tutankhamun’s death mask and sarcophagi, amongst many other awe-inspiring artefacts.
- Shop ’til you drop at Khan el-Khalili – perfect for souvenirs, gifts or just an afternoon of window shopping, this enormous souq has been providing locals and tourists with an incredible shopping experience for the last 600 years! With everything from jewellery and textiles to coffee and spices, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Khan el-Khalili!
- Wander through the ancient streets – once nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East’, downtown Cairo is chock-a-block with stunning architecture and even boasts the former private apartments of the king, which are now open to the public!
But that’s not all, this wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Egyptian adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 0020 and point them in the direction of our website!