Cairo's charm has withstood the test of time, and the memory of a stay in this fascinating city stays forever etched in the mind of its visitors.
This beautiful Egyptian city has a rich history that is intertwined with that of its 17.5 million-or-so inhabitants (up to 25 million according to some sources). Its territory is split in half by the majestic Nile River, on either side of which are neighbourhoods that display an impressive blend of traditional Islamic architecture and modern structures. Most of the city's tourist attractions are located in Cairo's more contemporary downtown area. Located alongside the Nile River, the El-Nil cornice is an enjoyable walkway that is very popular with the locals, while the Hanging Church lies hidden amongst the temples of the Coptic district, or "Old Cairo." Visitors will be fascinated by Islamic Cairo and its numerous mosques, minarets, lively souks and the Khan el-khalili market. The city is rich in treasures that seem straight out of the Arabian Nights. Among the city's other attractions are its caravansaries, its citadel and its world-famous Egyptian Museum.
Cairo also offers visitors felucca rides on the Nile, unique historic sites, bazaars with intoxicating smells and cafes where they can enjoy a tasty cup of coffee while they watch the hustle and bustle of the city.