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Cairo – An Epicentre of Fascinating Egyptian Cultures

Cairo is the enticing capital of Egypt which boasts countless historical structures, grand palaces and traditional souks. This Middle East city also has impressive desert landscapes, imposing museums, groundbreaking art galleries and various outdoor adventures such as desert safaris and boat tours. There is so much to explore in Cairo; you can enjoy a picnic at Al-Azhar Park, take a river cruise along the Nile River, climb the Bab Zuwayla Minaret to witness impressive vistas, enjoy live music performances at Bayt Al-Suhaymi, visit the Zamalek neighborhood to sample local cuisines and stroll around the Khan el Khalili souk to browse local jewellery, antiques and souvenirs. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent choice of cheap holidays to Cairo from India.

Cairo is home to some of the world’s most incredible architectural marvels, and no trip to this city is complete without visiting the gigantic Great Pyramid of Giza which features an array of royal kings’ tombs and sphinxes. The Mosque of Ibn Tulun, one of Cairo's oldest and largest mosques is another site worth visiting in the city which features beautifully carved stuccos. You can also step inside the stunning Church of St. George which features stained glass windows and a chapel dating back to the Mamluk period. Then there’s the 19th century Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is famous for its stunning Turkish floral patterns and ivory carvings. Finally, step inside the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa to admire colourful mosaics and Mamluk architecture.

Cairo is famed for its world-class museum spaces that allow you an enlightening insight into the country’s rich cultural heritage. Start by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which displays one of the world’s finest collections of stone coffins, sculptures, weapons and various mummies of royal kings. The Egyptian Geological Museum is another enriching site in Cairo where you can learn about the country’s geology and history and discover various fossils, maps, manuscripts and historical documents. Then there’s the Museum of Islamic Arts which is home to a range of artifacts, including costumes, statues and rare illuminated Qurans. Book exclusive holidays to Cairo from India through Brightsun Travel and enjoy your trip in the heart of this iconic cultural centre.

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