Its nice to be up high in Cairo. The Cairo Tower gives one a prospective view of this great city, with it's very modern and very ancient districts.It is the highest tower in Egypt and offers thebest view is from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zamalek) just north of the Museum of Modern Art, which provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. This 187 meters tall tower, in the form of a latticework tube that fans out slightly at the top, is said to imitate a lotus plant, It is made of granite; the same material often used by the ancient Egyptians,Completed in 1961 under the direction of Naum Chebib, some say that the tower is, after the Great Pyramid, Cairo's most famous landmark. Certainly this tallest of Cairo's buildings is a highlight of the modern city. The best time to visit the tower, also known as Borj al -Qahira, is at sunset, when millions of twinkling lights come to life. From here, one can make out on a clear day the easternmost extent of Cairo, where the dark gray buildings run up against the cliff face of the Muqattam Hills. Looking west, the pyramids mark the limits of the city and the start of the desert. Below, the Nile River flows serenely north to the Mediterranean, seeming to slice Cairo in two. To better facilitate the view, there are also telescopes.The Cairo Tower opens every day from 9:00 in the morning until 1:00 the next morning. The whole of Cairo awaits you at the top of the tower. This is not a sight one should miss.


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