Egypt - Cairo (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Cairo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.

Cairo’s crowds are a small price to pay to experience the place Egyptians call Umm ad-Dunya – the Mother of the World. One taxi ride can pass resplendent mosques, grand avenues and 19th-century palaces, with views of the Pyramids of Giza.

  • gaze up at the towering Pyramids of Giza
  • maps
  • step back into Egypt’s ancient past in the Egyptian Museum
  • transport
  • escape the city noise in Al-Azhar Park
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Greater Cairo, Giza and Heliopolis.

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