Its nice to be up high in Cairo
. It gives one a prospective view of this great city, with it's very modern and very ancient districts. Anyone who has stood atop the Citadel
or from the upper floors of some of the taller hotels is aware of the grand views that Cairo offers.
One of the best views is from the Cairo
Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zemalak)
just north of the Museum of Modern Art (which is also very much worth a visit), which provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. This 187 meter tall tower, in the form of a latticework tube that fans out slightly at the top, is said to imitate a lotus plant, and ranks only fourth among the worlds highest towers. It is made of granite, the same material often used by the ancient Egyptians, and is about 45 meters taller than the Great Pyramid