Published: November/December 200748 HOURS
Cairo Destination Guide
"Photo: Cairo, Egypt"
Viewing the Giza Pyramids is best in the morning or just before sunset.
Photo by Graham Harrison/Alamy

Egypt's capital blends the old with the new.

Frenetic Cairo is a city of striking contrasts: sensual belly dancers and ancient relics, medieval bazaars and contemporary art. In the November issue of National Geographic Traveler, Anna Sussman pilots a journey unearthing Cairo's hidden treasures, authentic finds, and sleek new attractions.

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