Hectic and busy, a holiday in Cairo can be an overwhelming experience. It is the capital of Egypt and it is located in the Nile delta in the north-east of Egypt. The city of Cairo has nearly 15 million inhabitants. One minute you might find yourself in an ultra-modern shopping centre and the next you might discover an older area with narrow streets and clay huts where goats roam free. It has lots of sights and not only offers plenty of art and culture, but also some excellent shops and clubs. For a city break, a holiday in Cairo is excellent.
The weather in Cairo has two seasons: a sweltering summer, which lasts from May - October, and a mild winter. It never rains during the summer and the temperature can hit 40 degrees. The best times of the year to go on a holiday to Cairo are Spring and Autumn, when the weather is pleasant.
A holiday in Cairo wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza. This pyramid is the last remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is part of the Giza Necropolis which consists of three large and six smaller pyramids. The entrance to the necropolis is guarded by a life-size statue of the Sphinx.
There are lots of sights in the city such as old temples, mosques, churches, museums and some amazing buildings. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is a must. This museum houses an extensive collection of antiquities, such as the whole contents of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and hundreds of mummies on display.
The city of Cairo is a great place to come shopping. You can visit the bazaars or you can visit the modern shopping centres.
There's plenty to do at night. Try one of the numerous cafes or coffee houses, go clubbing in a trendy disco, or simply go to the theatre. The open-air shows feel magical and they are a definite must. The bustle and the mix between old traditions and a modern community will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday in Cairo.
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