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Cairo offers its visitors an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and attractions. Modern Cairo encompasses many former cities and their monuments; in fact the site of the city can be traced back to 4225 BC. But most visitors come to experience the spectacular monuments of ancient Egyptian culture. Cairo is world renowned for being the "jewel of the Nile." This description is not very far from the truth, for Cairo presents their visitors with an experience to remember.

Cairo is a mix of people, buses, animal carts, music, fragrances and sand whirls. At the heart of the city is the ever-busy Tahrir Square. On the north side visitors can peruse the Egyptian Museum, and south is Old Cairo, the oldest Islamic and Christian part of the city. Old Cairo features he famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar and the Citadel. The great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Luxor and Abu-Simbel are all must see attractions. Visitors interested in a shopping excursion should make sure to stroll down to Talat Harb Street, one of Cairo's major commercial outlets. When you need a break from hustle and bustle of Cairo's dynamic city, try a round of golf on the famous Mena House. The Mena House features golf courses that overlook the Pyramids. Nile cruises; snorkeling and scuba diving in the Red Sea are also available for those wishing to leave dry land! For a thrilling afternoon be sure to stop by the Gezira Club and watch the horse races. Another site that will literally lift your spirits is Cairo Tower, a modern 187 meter-high tower with excellent views of the city. The Tower is provides a scenic view of the entire city. The rooftop of the Tower showcases a revolving restaurant.

Cairo comes alive at night! The best time to shop, eat, and just relax is after the sun has gone down over Cairo. There are many restaurants that specialize in Middle Eastern and international cuisine. The streets are also paved with quaint cafes. For a truly unique dining experience, visitors can dine in a floating restaurant on the Nile! Cairo is a city that seems to never sleep, everything from the streets to the shops in Cairo throb with life and activity.

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