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“Excellent spot”
Review of Al-Azhar Park

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent spot”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I rate this location with 5 stars, cause I can't actually think of anything bad to say about it. I live in Cairo, and my friends and I have been there on several occasions around sunset enjoying take-away food, chatting and relaxing. The park has an entrance fee (5-10 EGP depending on the weekday) and it's obvious that the money doesn't end in the black hole of Egyptian bureaucracy. It's very beautiful and well kept!

Visited November 2011
1 Thank Patrick_Jim
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Salgotarjan, Hungary
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best to go in the evening”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Amazing place, a must visit! The best time to go is late afternoon, and wait and watch the sunset from the top of the hill with a birdview over the whole city of Cairo. A few hours can be spent here, easily, the park is absolutely huge' The castle-like restaurant on the top also worth a try. It is not the cheapest, the food is great. you can sit on the terrace and the view is amazing. Total realxation for an empty evening in Cairo. It can be reached with a taxi from the city, on the way back it is a bit tricky as the taxi drivers try to ask sky high prices, so it might take several approach and some negotiating skills to find a good deal for a taxi back. Still worth it though.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Tom_B954
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful park with friendly people”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We were there in November 2010 and loved this park. The views were incredible and the food in the restaurant was very tasty! We definitely stood out as white people walking around but we had constant people approaching us and welcoming us to their country. It was one of the few times in Egypt that I felt like people were genuinely welcoming, as opposed to wanting something (like money or trinkets) from us. I would highly recommend a visit to the park. You'll likely need a cab to get there - we walked and it was a LONG walk through some sketchy areas...

Visited October 2011
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Serene place with conditions”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you go in the middle of the week when it's not crowded, you will enjoy green areas, plant information, serenity, and separation from voice of crowdness in Cairo.
Restaurants inside are not extraordinary but good enough and may help you if you decide to spend half a day there.
The park is not small and if you only need to know what it is all about then an hour tour can be enough. However, few hours in a mid-week night is a nice memory and good scenary to capture with a camera

1 Thank Dr-Adham
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Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over-formal but a nice escape”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Azhar Park is a beautiful place to wander round and get away from the hectic buzz of Cairo. The restaurants are better than the cafes for food quality, and all have amazing views. The place however is more formal and conservative than Cairo as a whole - alcohol is not served and guards are over-vigilant about men and women together. Despite this formality this place is a great success and inexpensive to get in at 5LE.

Visited July 2012
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