Slight disclaimer here, my dad’s Egyptian. So I’ve been to Egypt a couple of times as a child. And I have the pictures to prove it. However, 2 years ago I got to visit for my first time as an adult! Let me tell you, it’s just as great as you think it will be. This trip is also where I experienced my first heartbreak with losing majority of my pictures. I know. Trust me. It’s taken me this long to put together a post on Egypt because every time I look at the few pictures I did manage to back up, it reminds me how many more I lost. BUT, I couldn’t resist waiting until whenever my next trip is to show the country off so, I’ve put together some pictures that will make you want to visit Cairo. I’ve broken the pictures down into categories for easier organization so take a look.
Mosques, Churches and Architecture
St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church
A super pretty building by the side of the Nile
Details at Manial Palace
A detailed white Mosque
The sculptures in the garden in front of the Egyptian Museum
The ancient Trams that still run around the city
Khan El Khalili Market
Small square around the city with beautiful trees
Palm tree lined roads
Nile City Boat where you can eat the most spectacular breakfasts (and other meals!)
Cruise on the Nile at sunset
Views from a cruise on the Nile at sunset
A view of the Cairo Tower from the Nile
A view of the city from the Giza Pyramid area
Pyramids and the Desert
The inside of one of the smaller pyramids
Camels riding in the desert
A camel train
More camels (these guys look so happy to pose for a picture!)
There’s plenty to see and do in the city and a three day trip to Cairo would allow you to see a lot that the city has to offer.
So, what do we think? What picture would make you want to visit Cairo the most? Let me know in the comments!
If you decide to head to Egypt make sure to look into the visa you’ll need once you arrive and given the conservative nature of the country be mindful of what you pack for your trip to Egypt!
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The pyramids look AMAZING! What an experience!
It really was! I highly recommend it to everyone!
I have always been fascinated by Egypt and would love to visit one day. Your photos are great- I hope you can go back and take more!
Thank you! It’s a beautiful country with lots of history so I’m sure I’ll find myself back there soon! Hopefully you’ll get to visit sometime soon too!
The Nile looks gorgeous, as do the buildings around it. Wow, thanks for adding Cairo to my list of places to visit.
Haha thanks for reading! I love sharing stories and pictures from my Egypt visit! I want everyone to go at some point, it’s such a great country
Oh, the pyramids! I have had a few friends travel to Egypt. They echoed your sentiment. <3 Would love to go here some day!
It’s definitely worth putting on your list. Hopefully you’ll get to go soon!
Cairo looks a bit similar to Istanbul 🙂 I’d love to visit, especially the desert part. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for reading! Istanbul is high up on my to do list!
That market with all those textiles… I am in love!
It was such a great place to walk around! So many things to see!
I love this ! Cairo looks like a place I would definitely enjoy going to! I have gone to Mexico to see pyramids a few years ago and I can’t wait to check them out in Cairo
They’re definitely incredibly majestic in person! Can’t wait to see the ones in Mexico myself!
Oh no, that terrible sinking feeling in your stomach is the worst! You poor thing, losing all of those photos. But I’m glad that these were saved because they’re fascinating. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you!! Definitely sucked realizing I had lost so many!
That’s true, after this post for sure I’m more curious about this Country. I loved the pictures of the pyramids, I think I’d love to see it.
Thank you! I’m glad you’re more interested! It’s a fantastic city and country 🙂
Cairo looks like the perfect place for photographers <3 I barely know anything about Egypt, is Cairo safe to visit?
It really is! You just have to be careful like you are when you travel anywhere. Also just need to respect local culture which involves dressing a bit more modestly!
Nice photos. Egypt has always been on my bucket list. Oh, and the camels really looks so sweet. 🙂
It’s worth being on any bucket list! They’re were so cute! Almost smiling for us!
Wow your pictures are so amazing. They really make me want to take the next flight out. Thanks so much for sharing Xx
Thanks for reading!
I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt! It looks just how I’ve always imaged in to in your pictures. Definitely makes me want to go to Cairo even more now!
It’s a fantastic country! Definitely should go!
Beautiful photos! So much attention to detail.
The Nile looks gorgeous. I love the light. Makes me want to go!
The Nile was a super peaceful place to visit!
Great selection of photos and good enough to tempt me to visit. What happened to all your other photos, did you lose your camera?
I had a brand new phone that I hadn’t set up to back up my photos and wifi there was really spotty, before I had the chance to transfer my pictures my phone crashed so I lost most of them!
Beautiful pictures! Congratulations! How great is to return to your father country and seen it now with different eyes 🙂
It really was! Thank you 🙂
I’ve always wanted to meet a camel! Were they friendly?
Yeah! They just mainly smiled and minded their own business!!
Your photos did the trick – I want to go to Cairo!
Haha glad it convinced someone!
Yep, you’re right, now I want to visit. I’ve always wanted to get to the Pyramids, one day I will. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.
Thanks for checking out the post! Hopefully you do get to the pyramids one day!
The best thing i would probably find most fascinating, would be the pyramids. Been to Egypt before, but due to illness we had to skip the pyramids unfortunately!
Ah that’s the worst!! Hopefully you get to go back and see them!
I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Egypt and see the pyramids. Although, I do love how you also showed other parts of the city.
Thank you! Yeah I think most people head to Egypt for the pyramids but there’s lots of other stuff to see and do!
This definitely made me want to visit Cairo right away! I have wanted to see the Nile ever since reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. And I love the palm trees.
The Nile is spectacular! I’ve heard great things about that book as well!
I would LOVE to go to the Pyramids and the desert. I imagine it being quite hot, but I would love to experience it in person. I will need to go to Cairo.
It’s for sure a city worth visiting!!
Yeah, you’re right, these pictures definitely make me want to visit Cairo. I appreciate that they all show different aspects of the city. Nicely done!
Thank you for checking it out!
Seems like an absolutely beautiful place!
It really is!
I can’t wait to go to Cairo! You’re pics are amazing even if you lost some 🙁
I’m totally adding cairo to my bucket list!! it just keeps growing. What an amazing city filled with architecture, rich history, and life!
It really is such a fantastic city! I feel you on the bucket list growing!
Your article headline and the corresponding 20 pictures are so apt. Now I really wanna visit. Cairo.
Thank you!! I was hoping to sway some people over 🙂
Cairo is a dream destination! Your pictures speak for itself how beautiful the city is!
Thank you! It really is a great destination!
I did not realize how vibrant and colorful it is! Having never traveled in that area, I always just pictured Egypt as one big sandy desert. Thank you for the lovely pictures!
Thank you for checking out the post!
I’m quite fascinated with the Cairo’s architecture and you’ve captured it very nicely in your pictures. It is on my bucket list. Hope to visit there someday in my life!
Hopefully you get to soon! It really is a beautiful country!
For me the camels riding in the desert and the pyramid photos are the ones which make me want to visit Cairo. Wonderful photography again!
Thank you!! The camels were great subjects!
It’s just a pity how Egypt is now messed up and about Cairo being perceived as an unsafe city. Just really hope the Egyptian people would find a way to real democracy soon.
It’s really much safer than people assume. I do hope they come to a resolution as well but it shouldn’t deter people from visiting.
It’s such a shame you lost so many photos but the ones you do have are great! Cairo is definitely on my list of places to visit!
Thank you! Yeah I’m happy I had some at least!
Amazing!! I only briefly stopped in Cairo for one night and didn’t get the chance to see anything and I would love to go back.
What a shame you lost most of your photos! But you managed to salvage some absolutely brilliant ones! Glad you enjoyed your time in Cairo.
Very lovely I like Cairo