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What is the best time to visit Cairo?

Cairo has a desert climate with hot weather all year round. Rain is rare, but there are a few months when the temperatures rise as high as 36 Celsius degree. The hottest months are June, July, and August.

 

March to May is a period where hot wind, called khamsin, blows from the desert area. During this time, heat wave and dust wind often happen, and temperature can rise as high as 45 Celsius degree. Travelers should take cover in air-conditioned places and drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration.

 

February to May are also peak season months, and travelers may get higher hotel rates. June is the low season, which is a great opportunity to get quiet accommodations and lower rates.

 

What are the must-go places in Cairo?

  • Egyptian Museum

Established in 1902, Egyptian Museum holds the complete collections of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The museum also holds old papyrus sheets and manuscripts in several languages, such as Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Latin, and Greek. There are also artifacts from the tombs of several Pharaohs, and special rooms to display memorabilia from famous Egyptologists.

  • Giza Pyramid Complex

Giza Pyramid Complex is one of the most famous historical landmarks in Egypt. The complex consists of three pyramids, and the largest is known as the 146.5 meters-high Khufu Pyramid. The complex is also the location of the famous Sphinx. Tourists with interest in ancient history can find a lot of things to learn. Giza Pyramid Complex is known as the only ancient world's wonder that still stands.

  • Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili is a vibrant traditional market located in a historical area from the Fatimid Caliphate era. The sellers are dominated by Egyptians, but the things sold here are mostly for tourists. Travelers can find traditional crafts, potteries, antiques, souvenirs, and street foods.

 

How much things cost in Cairo?

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Cost (in PHP)

Accommodation

Cheap hostels near popular destinations cost around PHP416 per night. Mid-range hotel rates start in around PHP2,000 per night. Monthly rate for a one-bedroom apartment in the downtown area is around PHP9,000.

Transportation

A one-way ticket for local transport costs around PHP6. Taxi fares start on PHP15.

Food & drink

Cost of cheap meal for starts from around PHP177. A cheap meal at a middle-range restaurant is around PHP442. Fast food combo menu stars from PHP200.

Medical consultation

Standard costs for short visit to a doctor starts from around PHP815 (consultation with a general doctor). Standard medications for a week may cost around PHP124, while antibiotics cost around PHP240.

 

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