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Nilometer, Cairo

4.4
#4 of 12 in Parks in Cairo
The Nilometer in Cairo, on the southern tip of Roda Island,is a unique historical site with a beautiful scenic view which is often overlooked by visitors.

The site provides café & restaurant services

workshops for children , bazaar for souvenirs , and Arabian nights parties .
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  • An incredible invention for the ninth century, on Roda Island in the midst of the magnificent and inspectional Nile River the Muslims who had recently conquered these lands built this wonder of engineering that mediates the height of the waters of the river and helped prevent droughts and floods of the indomitable sacred river, today it does not work, but it is a must-see, outside it does not say much, but inside it is wonderful, to imagine tremendous work done more than 1300 years ago...
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  • I'm an ancient fart, not very awe-struck, but my older kids did! It was wet and we went a lot, got a nice perspective, but only normal total!  more »
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  • A historical building dates back to the 800 hundreds. Used to measure the Nile floods till the build of the High Dam. Now it is opened for visitors as a historic moment.
  • It was amaze me. There's kind of pillar but ruler to measure height of nile water. It's very historical place.
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