Virtual Reality Pictures of Al-Azhar Park Cairo

Al-Azhar Park


Al-Azhar Park has been my choice for my participation in the World Wide Panorama: Gardens. Since it opened to the public in 2005, I’ve been visiting it regularly with family and friends and has been my temporary escape from the urban life. This is one of the places that words can not describe and even if i tried would not be enough. Sharing the following virtual tours is the best I can do.

I took over 16 Virtual Reality (VR) photos and finally chose 2 to share it with you.

Near the Lake-side Cafe – QTVR smallQTVR fullscreen

Near the Citadel-view Restaurant – FLASH smallQTVR fullscreen
Facts about Al-Azhar Park:

Al-Azhar Park is a gift from the Agha Khan Trust for Culture to the citizens of Cairo. The project cost is estimated at US$30 million.
Location: Salah Salem St., Al-Darassa. Going towards Al-Azhar area on Salah Salem St. Don’t take the Azhar tunnel and keep on driving for 2 minutes. It’s on the right, you can’t miss it. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can see it by downloading this file (.kmz format / 4K).

GPS: 30˚02′30.19″N 31˚15′56.67″E

– The location of Azhar Park has been previously a municipal rubbish dump for over 500 years. Approximately 80,000 truckload of debris had to be removed before construction started.

– A 12th century Ayyubid city wall of Cairo that was built during the reign of Salah el-Din was uncovered during construction.

– It spans on an area of 30 acres.

More information is available from the following websites:

The official website of Al-Azhar Park

The Agha Khan Trust for Culture

Al-Azhar Park on the Wikipedia

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

3 thoughts

  1. The park is simple yet speaks of nature’s messages. We need to unwind from urban life and every now and then appreciate the beauty around us
    tranquil away from world’s chaos. Nice place to stay…with family. The restaurant speaks of class and elegance..How i wish, i could go there in person but thanks to this photo somehow I can feel the ambiance even in spirit..nice place. Great views.


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