The Egyptian Museum is one of
the main reasons to extend your stay in Cairo. It exhibits
the world's biggest collection of Egyptian art.
The museum is located in the city center, in front of Midan
Tahrir. In this area you will find the best hotels
in Cairo: the Nile Hilton, the Ramses Hilton and the
Cairo Sheraton. If you are looking for a cheaper option, you
will also find many cheap hotels here.
Fortunately it is possible to take photos in the museum. You only
need to pay for a small fee. If you want to take your video camera
with you, again you will have to pay an exorbitant price.
It is possible to visit the museum in a few hours. But if you have
enough time I would recommend to visit
the museum twice. There is so much to see, that my tip
is to visit one plant the first day and the second one the following
day. You will appreciate the treasuries much more.
Anyway the first thing you should visit is the Tutankhamun