What to do in Cairo
Giza should be every visitor's first priority. However, Al-Azhar is almost as important. The city's main mosque was completed in 972 AD, and it's visually stunning. Guests can marvel at the intricately carved Gate of the Barbers and the cavernous main prayer hall.
There are plenty of museums and historical sights dotted around the city as well. For instance, the Coptic Museum is not to be missed. Dealing with Egypt's ancient Christian community, it features an incredible art collection. Many of the mosques are also works of art in themselves, with the mosque of Ibn Tulun and the mosaics of the Madrassa of Qalaunbeing some of the most extraordinary examples of Islamic architecture.
Shopping: The souqs are the market places and here, haggling is unavoidable. It is best to get prices from several different stalls before deciding how much you are prepared to pay. Start low and remember, no matter how much you pay for something the stall holders are never going to sell at a loss.
Major Tourism Spots: Egyptian Mummies Museums, Sultan Hasan Mosque, Coptic Museum, Tutankhamun Coffin, Mausoleum of Qalaun etc.