On our second tour of Old Cairo, we started at the southern wall of Shari Al-Muiz Li-Din Allah through an arched entrance and walked past one beautiful building after another. There were buildings with intricate wooden latticework, sculptured doors and Arabic calligraphy decorating the walls.
While I witnessed as beautiful Islamic architecture in India, these buildings had a different flavour. They may have shared domes and minarets, but the difference was in the detail.
I believed I took photos sparingly compared to most people up to this point, but on this stroll, I couldn’t stop snapping one photo after another to capture the beauty displayed at every turn. Truly the best experience in Cairo was this walk from the southern wall to the northern gate to arrive back at Khan al-Khalili Souk.
If you have one day in Cairo, visit Old Cairo before choosing the pyramids. You won’t regret it.