Al-Azhar Park

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“The Al-Azhar Park is im­por­tant for tourists to Egypt be­cause this hilly site is sur­rounded by the most sig­nif­i­cant his­toric districts of Is­lamic Cairo. This is one of the pri­mary des­ti­na­tions for many vis­i­tors to the city, and this new park lo­cated in its heart pro­vides many ad­van­tages, in­clud­ing a won­der­ful view of the sur­round­ing area.

“The cre­ation of the 30 hectare (74 acre) Al-Azhar Park on Al-Darassa, by the Aga Khan Trust for Cul­ture, came when his high­ness the Aga Khan de­cided to do­nate a park to the ci­ti­zens of Cairo in 1984, out of the Is­lamic be­lief that we are all trus­tees of Gods cre­ation and there­fore must seek to leave the world a bet­ter place than it was be­fore us. This de­ci­sion was made dur­ing the 1984 con­fer­ence The Ex­pand­ing Me­trop­o­lis: Cop­ing with Cairos Ur­ban Growth.” – Tour Egypt

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