Cairo, Egypt

The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the colors, the sounds, the density of people—and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world. It is also one of the world’s most important political and religious centers, given its strategic location on the western bank of the Nile River. Cairo houses numerous monuments dating back to different eras, including Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic.

Cairo is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that remains relatively intact. At the site at Giza, there are three pyramids: Pyramid of Khufu - largest and oldest Pyramid in Giza; Pharaoh Khafre (Khufu’s son) built the second biggest pyramid at Giza and Pharaoh Menkaure built the smallest pyramid.