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Cairo, Egypt

Rating: 
5.0 / 5.0
 
Apart from the hazard of crossing the street, touring Cairo with children is no different than taking the kids to any other capital city. It can be exhausting when visited at a breakneck pace, boring if too much time is spent at one place and wholly rewarding when a child's interests are considered. There is much to this city of 20 million that kids find fascinating! And street life is but the start. Tour the Pyramids at Giza and Dahshur and explore the temples inside and out. Visit the Egyptian Museum and ogle at King Tut's tomb. Cruise the Nile on a felucca and view Cairo in a different way.... Read More Float on the river at night and take in a belly dancing show. Don't forget to make time for a trip to Khan al-Khalili, Cairo's principal marketplace. It is a great place to experience commercial Cairo and introduce kids to the art of bargaining.
The Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

The Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

Alfredo De Simone

Khan al-Khalili, Cairo

Khan al-Khalili, Cairo

Alfredo De Simone

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Elizabeth LoCicero

Al Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Al Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Alfredo De Simone

Cairo reviews
 

Modern Egypt meets the Pharaohs

Rating: 
5.0 / 5.0
Submitted on 09 February 2010 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy

Cairo may be a world away from the Red Sea beach resorts and long haul from the Valley of Kings but it is definitely worth the trek. Not only is Cairo home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, a landmark most kids study at school, it is the resting place of King Tut's tomb, artifacts most kids are dying to ogle at. What's more, Cairo is an ideal place to experience modern Egypt and try local food. If the kids aren't clamoring for broad beans and grilled lamb introduce them to Egyptian pancakes instead. They are different than both American pancakes and Italian pizza but are equally fun to eat.

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