There are many distinguished mosques along the way during my middle east trip. To me, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali has the most WOW factor.
No matter which direction you are from approaching the Cairo city, The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali is one of the first landmarks to be seen.
One of the downside to travel in Egypt is that you can’t explore freely as a tourist. You might not want to wander alone on the streets of Cairo anyway after seeing the dirty roads, run down buildings, police armed with guns and local people passionately following/grabbing every opportunity to get money from foreigners.
But the Mosque of Muhammad Ali is just so beautiful to look at, outside and inside.