Top 10 Cairo and the Nile: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel)

By Andrew Humphreys


DK Eyewitness trip consultant: best 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you directly to the superior this quarter has to provide. The consultant is split via zone with eating place studies for every, in addition to thoughts for resorts, cafes, and areas to shop.

Rely on dozens of best 10 lists, from the pinnacle 10 museums to the pinnacle 10 occasions and fairs. There's even an inventory of the head 10 issues to prevent. even if you're trying to find the issues to not pass over on the most sensible 10 points of interest or are looking to locate the simplest arts and tradition, this advisor is the fitting better half.

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This room at the higher flooring of the museum is filled with animal mummies, from cats, mice and fish to crocodiles, sacred to the god Sobek. historical Egyptian jewelry Rooms those rooms comprise impressive examples of royal jewelry from the recent state interval. a lot of these things have been stumbled on in 1939 at Tanis, an old web site within the Delta quarter. Tip: The museum fills up quickly, so arrive early to overcome the worst of the crowds. Tip: Cameras usually are not allowed contained in the museum and needs to be left at a kiosk by means of the price ticket workplace.

It's ladelled out of enormous copper pots, frequently into wallet of pitta bread and customarily bought as a cheap takeaway sandwich. Taamiya Taamiya one other Egyptian streetfood staple, identified in other places as falafel, taamiya is made with mashed fuul beans and parsley (instead of chickpeas, that are used in other places round the Mediterranean). it really is made within the form of flat discs instead of around balls and is sometimes eaten as a sandwich with salad. Koshari a mixture of rice, brown lentils and macaroni crowned with fried onions and a highly spiced tomato sauce, koshari is in general eaten in devoted koshari eating places that serve the dish completely.

The superior examples of those are in Cairo’s Northern Cemetery. Inlaid Marble complex designs utilizing varied colored items of marble usually beautify the partitions or ceilings of Egypt’s mosques, madrassas and mausoleums, in addition to the mihrab, the alcove-like area of interest that shows the Muslims’ course of prayer. Woodwork wood ceilings within the prayer halls of mosques have been frequently carved with tricky geometric styles and painted in wealthy colors. doorways have been additionally frequently inlaid with items of ivory.

Wintry weather Palace, Corniche al-Nil, East Bank095 2380 422Closed lunch£E120–250 The Lantern Owned by way of an Anglo-Egyptian couple (as mirrored within the menu, inclusive of either shish tawouk and fowl curry), this eating place is well-liked by neighborhood expats. Sharia al-Roda al-Sharifa, off Khaled Ibn al-Walid, East Bank095 236 1451£E60–120 Tutankhamun This small neighborhood eating place close to the ferry touchdown beside the river has a very good view throughout to the Luxor Temple. Al-Gezira, West Bank0100 566 8614£E60–120 King’s Head Pub a favorite with the town’s united kingdom viewers, it is a restaurant-pub.

The Yacoubian development Few Egyptian movies ever get a global unlock, yet after being the largest field place of work hit of 2006 in Egypt, The Yacoubian development screened around the globe. it is a terrific story of the intersecting lives of the citizens of an condominium block in Downtown Cairo that doubles as a deft and sometimes scathing critque of existence in Egypt at the present time. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the misplaced Ark the 1st, and top, of the Indiana Jones movies, published in 1981, sees the whip-wielding archaeologist at the path of the Ark of the Covenant, that's stumbled on on the continues to be of Tanis, an historical Egyptian capital within the Delta quarter of Egypt.

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