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Heliopolis, Cairo

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#5 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Egypt
One of the more affluent areas of the city, Heliopolis dates back to ancient times, with the modern city established in 1907. The area is home to wealthy homeowners, including celebrities and football players. While not considered a tourist destination, the Korba is the old center of the city with old churches and Andalusian architecture. See a palace, built with heavy influence from Angkor Wat and Hindu Temples and seemingly out of place in Cairo. Visit a monolithic pillar, originating from the Temple of Atum and dating back to 1900 BCE. Add Heliopolis to your Cairo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cairo journey maker .
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  • The city of luxury and leisure, so the Baron Empain thought a Belgian industrialist who settled in Egypt under English rule and who at the beginning of the twentieth century founded this city in lands that I buy in the desert with the idea of a futuristic city with all the services that in is e moment there was no such thing as sewers, water net, large avenues and luxury hotels, casinos, golf courses, a life to the luxurious European, there all the wealthy Egyptians moved, to the King lived there in an incredible residence that today is the house of visitant is of the President, the whole area is now part of Cairo, is where the international airport is, today is the place where the adenid class resides, it is a modern parallel center with a lot of social life, especially at night where youth meet in trendy clubs and bars , it really is a place with few tourists, but highly recommended to see and enjoy the Egyptian life of the 21st century, unmissable...
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  • I am not sure why is this that highly listed on the things to do in Cairo, it is one of the oldest parts of Cairo that is for sure but right now it is very run down and with loads of shops and crazy d...  more »
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