Cairo is the largest city and the capital of Egypt. It also forms a metropolitan area between the Arab world and the Middle East. The association of this ancient city with the history of Egypt makes it one of the must see places to check out one of the ancient civilization sites of the world. The Giza pyramid complex, Memphis or the Nile delta are some of the ancient landmarks of history that need to be part of an educational tour for all. Cairo is located in the midst of all this and more. The present day Cairo was founded by the Fatimid dynasty in 969 CE. It is located by the Nile delta and there are several ancient sites that showcase remnants of old Cairo.
Cairo has been a center of the political and cultural life of the region and has several minarets that stand as a symbol of the Islamic architecture. Considered as a World City, traveling to this city is akin to a historical pilgrimage. Cairo has also been a center of higher learning as several educational and religious institutions have a long time presence here. Cairo has the largest population in Egypt.
Among the several attraction places in Egypt one will find Cairo Opera House to be a cultural center worth visiting that is located in Zamalek district. Khedivial Opera House is another cultural landmark to see here, which was the original opera house to have opened in Cairo. Cairo Geniza has several old documents and Jewish manuscripts that can be found here, which form a place of scholastic interest for many. Among the historic landmarks to see here, Keops pyramid is a must stop for all travelers to this region as well as the Gizeh plateau where one can find the ancient pyramids as well as camel rides to experience.