Taking a walk in nature is without a doubt one of the most soul-nourishing things that people can do. Getting away from the constant traffic and noise might have a significant impact on our mental health. Just keep in mind that taking time for yourself and going for a stroll might do more to raise your attitude and spirits than you might imagine! Not to encourage solitude, but you may always go out with your friends and spend some quality time with them at parks, or even plan a picnic!
Therefore, in order to highlight Egypt’s magnificent parks, we’ve produced a list of the top six gardens and parks that you can visit and immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure.
This park, which is located in Nasr City, is called “International” because some of its flowers, trees, and animals come from all over the world. The International Park includes a 15-minute train trip that allows guests to experience the park’s various sections. There is also a theatre and a smaller zoo within the park, with a museum including several mummified remains and bones of animals, each with a small information board.
Al Horreya Park
El-Horreya Park is located across the street from the Cairo Opera House and is only a short walk away. It’s one of Cairo’s lesser-known public gardens, and as a result, it’s ideal for anyone seeking a tranquil setting away from the city’s bustling streets. It’s also an excellent option for families. The park contains a number of statues that are strewn over the various areas. Starting with the Egyptian figures area of the park, the first statue on your left as you enter the garden is another statue of Ahmed Shawky.
Orman Park, one of Egypt’s most famous botanical parks, was created in 1875 during the reign of Khedive Ismail. He commissioned French architects to construct it in order to supply the royal palace with a variety of fruits and vegetables. This garden used to house over 150 different species of flowers and over 500 different sorts of unusual plants that were brought in from all over the world, including Europe and China. This makes the garden an ideal location for its well-known annual spring festival, which draws thousands of people during the months of March and April.
The park, which was constructed and opened in 1917, has a strong Japanese vibe to it, which can be seen in the intricacies of things like kiosks, light posts, and the garden design. It was designed by Egyptian architect Zulfaqar Basha to symbolize the civilizations of the East and is located in Helwan, Cairo. The park is known for its unusual statues and is full of fish ponds, hills, canals, and a variety of trees. The garden, for example, is adorned with more than 30 Buddha statues, including the iconic seated Buddha statue over a Lotus flower and three elephant statues.
With an area of 80 acres, this is one of Cairo’s largest parks. It took seven years for the park to be turned into one of Cairo’s most beautiful parks. It first opened to the public in 2005 and is situated in the heart of historic Cairo, surrounded by the Citadel and the Al Sultan Hassan Mosque. Its vantage point on a hill provides its visitors with a breathtaking view of Cairo. The green park contains a number of fountains and restaurants where tourists may take in the natural beauty of the park as well as the stunning views of Cairo.
Al-Andalus, formerly known as El Tahrir Garden, is located between the Qasr El Nil and the 6 October bridges at the end of Zamalek. The park was developed in 1935 by Zulfaqar Basha, who planned it as part of Khedive Ismail’s royal house. It is notable for its Andalusian architectural style which is evident in the entrance’s design as well as the Andalusian-styled arches.
Still, considering visiting one of these parks? Don’t hesitate to visit one of them to re-energize and receive some fresh air away from Egypt’s traffic noises and congested streets!