|Chicken breasts at the market||$6.30|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$554.85|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$4.90|
Are you looking for a place to visit which is rich in ancient history? If you want to quench your thirst for knowledge about ancient civilization then a trip to Egypt is what you need. Take a trip to the world’s cradle of civilization and experience the country’s diverse history and culture. It is time to book cheap flights to Helwan and experience the immense beauty of Egypt, its culture, history, people and more.
Helwan or Hulwan is a city situated on the Nile River bank opposite the Memphis ruins. This is the capital city of the defunct Helwan Governorate. Today, it is already incorporated into the Cairo administration. The city is home to over 650,000 people. Helwan city is involved in several industries including steel, cement, iron and textiles.
The area has hot sulphur springs which are often frequented by both local residents and tourists. Sulphur springs are said to offer medicinal benefits. Take the time to visit the city’s Astronomical Observatory where the Halley’s Comet was first observed. Also an interesting site to visit is the Burial Chamber which was discovered in 1946.
Book cheap flights to Helwan and visit the Memphis ruins located just opposite the city. Although there are only few ruins remaining in Memphis it is worthwhile to see two of the magnificent Statues of Ramses II. These statues are now located on a covered pavilion on the ground. This measures about 40 feet with damaged and several missing parts. Here, you will also find a sphinx which was carved out of a solid piece of alabaster. The sphinx is about 13 feet tall and about 24 feet wide weighing approximately 80 tons. This is believed to be a part of the Amon Ofis II era.
Visit Helwan during the low season and enjoy better savings when it comes to hotel deals, airfare and tours. This will allow you to save money which you can spend for other necessary expenses during your trip.
There are several hotels in Helwan for tourists and visitors planning to stay for a few days or more. The Japan Palace Hotel is among the good value hotel in the area. This family owned hotel offers excellent service with basic but spacious rooms. Other hotels in the area include the New Helwan Hotel, Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo, Fairmont Cairo, Pyramids View Inn, Golden Hotel, Cairo Marriott Hotel, Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah and Conrad Cairo Hotel among others. Accommodation ranges between 1 star and 5 star Hotels.