Egypt is located in North Africa and is among the top most tourist destinations of the world. No other country comes even closer to Egypt when it comes to the number of magnificent monuments, activities and historical attractions. More than ninety percent of all Egyptian attractions are lined up along the river Nile. Many places can therefore visited by taking a cruise in the Nile river (besides road and air travel). Since it is a popular tourist destination Egypt offers extensive facilities for tourists. A visit to Cairo will not be complete without visiting the Nile Valley and its tourist attractions. In fact, the whole valley is peppered with ancient monuments that visiting the area is much like visiting an outdoor museum. The Nile River almost divides the whole of Cairo and each part has its own attraction. While modern architecture dominates Western Cairo, ancient mosques fill Eastern Cairo.