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“Interesting Indeed”
Review of Nilometer

Nilometer
Ranked #56 of 326 things to do in Cairo
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Seems strange to thing that Egypt ever had floods. The weather has always been warm, dusty no rain. Very interesting to see how the Nilometer worked.

Thank Murrayfam_11
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

amazing place to visit to show you how ancients were very organized and how they used to monitor the flood

Thank Salma M
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

The Nilometer lies right at the southern tip of Rhoda Island. Ask the taxi driver to take you to Umm Kulthum museum which is located within the same gated compound. Ticket prices are 2 Egyptian pounds each and well worth it. We didn't go right to the bottom as we were with our young children but it's a fascinating piece of Islamic architecture to see regardless. It is an example of Muslim scientific achievements at their zenith. The dome from inside is beautifully decorated. It's a quiet place to relax for a while as not many tourists seem to go there. A great view of the Nile itself is not to be missed from this viewpoint.

Thank 12AugustLady
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

If you have 30 minutes to spare, go and see it. It's not far from Coptic Caro. Spend a little "baksheesh" to the caretaker and he will let you go down to the bottom of the pit.

Thank HPNTraveller
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

A great spot to a relaxing day, really interesting history. The Om Kalsoum museum is also there! It's on one of the extremities of Geziret el Rhoda, so you get really near the Nile

Thank GabrielNatal
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