Egypt - Cairo - ancient Al-Azhar University and mosqueCairo, the capital of Egypt was founded by the Islamic Fatimid dynasty in AD 969. As compared to the long history of the country, Cairo is relatively a modern city found over the ruins of the earlier settlements of Islamic and Roman civilizations. Prior to the 1860’s, the city extended far into the west up to what is known as the Midan Opera today.

The most famous place that comes into anybody’s mind when they think of Egypt are the astonishing and wonderful Pyramids of Giza, which are amongst the oldest tourist attractions in the world. Though, now only the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the sole remaining structure out of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is a must visit with more than 100,000 artifacts displayed in as many as 107 halls, which actually takes days to cover witnessing the entire museum. The other attractions of Cairo include the Coptic Church of St. George, the Hanging Church, Asfour Crystal Factory, Saladin Citadel, Ramses II Statue and the Magic Galaxy which is an amusement park spread over two floors encompassing more than 100 rides and games, along with an exclusive section, the Baby Zone.

The climate of Egypt can be broadly divided into seasons, hot summer lasting from May to October and mild winter lasting through November to April. However, the best time to visit Cairo is between the months of November to March. The average temperature during the day is around 25° C and at nighttime, the temperature is around 10° C.

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