This stupendous 45 m long sandstone statue seems to watch over the pyramids of Giza. The origin of the monument is entangled with mystery.
This busy market is the real heart of the city and a major attraction for both tourists and Egyptians. Buy everything from clothes to coffee.
The oldest pyramid in Giza and certainly the most impressive one. The last of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that has remained.
Museum displaying tremendous collections of ancient Egyptian antiquities including mummies. Definitely a must see.
Seemingly higher than Khufu pyramid, easily recognisable by its limestone cap. The burial chambers are open to public.
Even if only for its astonishing views, this majestic fortress is well worth visiting. Also houses several museums and mosques.
The smallest pyramid in Giza. There are traces of dismantling attempts on the north side that the pyramid easily endured.
Remains of what once was a capital of the Old Kingdom and a chief cult city of Ptah. A must see. Great Temple of Ptah is the main highlight.
This breath-taking interplay of lasers, lights and music embosoms the pyramids with mysterious atmosphere.
The oldest mosque and the oldest operating university in Cairo with more than thousand years of history behind it.
This landmark of Cairo is with its 187 m the tallest building in Egypt. Revolving restaurant and viewing terrace on the top.
This archaeological site encompasses large number of tombs including the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun with its head revealed.
This temple complex will impress you by its overwhelming size and almost perfectly preserved state. A must see!
This modern park situated in the heart of Cairo is a relaxing place and also a perfect viewing spot as it is located on a small hill.
An eye-candy for the lovers of Islamic architecture as it features many unusual elements - large wooden dome or twin minarets.
This large complex is organised around the Great Temple of Amun and includes various pylons, temple ruins and walls with inscriptions.
See two stone statues depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Originally, they guarded the entrance to the temple where he was buried.
This extraordinary stepped pyramid is a centrepiece of Saqqara necropolis and draws as much tourists as the pyramids of Giza.
An astonishing mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to Amon-Ra, god of the Sun, is fairly impressive for its heftiness.
No-one will be surprised that it stands on the site of legendary Alexandria library. A modern educational centre and planetarium.
The fortress used to encompass the churches of this area, including the Hanging Church. See what is left from the powerful Babylon.