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Pyramids of Giza
Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

161 reviews
Sights and Museums,Outdoors,Historic Site
Ranked #1 in Cairo things to do
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Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
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Just a 15-mile cab ride away from downtown on the outskirts of Cairo, the Pyramids at Giza (and their neighbor, the Sphinx) are one of the most iconic structures on Earth. Consisting of three large ... Read more
pyramids, a number of smaller ones, and the ever-mysterious Sphinx, to this day scientists still disagree on how these man-made wonders of the world were constructed. Recent evidence suggest a highly skilled workforce—not slaves—constructed these massive tombs for the pharaohs. Those who don't like small spaces might want to think twice about the tours into the heart of the pyramids. Although it's an adventure you'll never forget, it's a long walk through a dark, tiny corridor. Spelunkers and other thrill-seekers will love it.

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Bangkok, Thailand

It's 4600 years historic place. One of necessity travel place in the world. You can book after arrival, thanks my tour guide Omar (+20 100 6866337) from Emo Travel.

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Foster City, California, USA

One of the wonders of the world. Had a chance to go to Egypt back in 2005 and took a tour in Giza to see the Pyramids on a camel.

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Shanghai

Exactly what you would expect. Definitely worth it to get a guide, not only for the history but also to show you the best places and recommend photo locations and keep some of the touts away. Probably going to be hot, so dress accordingly.

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San Salvador

It was amazing! I spent more than 6 hours just walking around. The only problem is all that there are a lot of people traying to scam you, they have fake "no photo" papers and try to charge, some dress like police officers, so be carefull dont give you ticket to nobody, till you are at the gate.

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Dubai

it is worth for you to review, but no surprise. You will meet some local guides there and try their best to make a "business" with you. I don't like that, no friendly only profit. But I still wish I can enjoy at this time when in egypt!

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

One of the great wonders of the world. Be careful, many hustlers will surround the Giza pyramids to sell you pictures or unofficial tours. Make sure you use a legit group to see the pyramids and take a tour inside one of them. Not much to see inside but the sheer presence of being inside one of them is surreal.

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Quincy, Florida, USA
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: Originally, the three pyramids honoring Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, in size-descending order, were ‘cased’ in an outer layer of white stones, made of Tura limestone from nearby quarries. Cut to perfection and laid by skilled masons - not slaves - these highly-polished boulders were dazzling in the afternoon sun. They shimmered across the Giza sands, brilliant as diamonds. After the 12th century, these slabs began to be pillaged for mosques and Cairo’s homes. Today, the Pyramids are no longer smooth, but stair-stepped…that is, a staircase of 2.3 million blocks weighing anywhere from 20-80 tons apiece, just in the Great Pyramid alone. Standing here- you’ve topped your bucket list.

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Los Angeles, California
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It was amazing to see one of the Wonders of the Ancient World in person. We also rode camels nearby!

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

On my first day in Egypt, an hour after I landed, my travel guide took me to the Giza Plateau.

It was all worth it. Wow!!

It was only a little over 3 hours flight from Rome, Italy, so no jet lag. I was traveling through Europe for three weeks, saw all the great sites there, but nothing compared to what I was seeing before my eyes.

Was I dreaming, NO.

I got to see the Sphinx
I got to see the Pyramids.
I touched them, they were real.
I got to go inside the second Pyramid.
I got to hear a prayer said for me at the center of the pyramid deep down below a tunnel underneath it.

It's mind boggling how big the pyramids are. You've got to see it for yourself.

It's truly a Great Wonder.

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Paranaque, Philippines

truly an ancient wonder! The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

A wonder of the world. The touts surrounding it may drive you crazy but hard to walk away from the pyramids without being incredibly impressed.

Note: tickets are required go inside the pyramids themselves. Be sure to check in advance so that you know when to line up and where. Don't buy anything from the guys on the street and don't hand them your tickets or passports once you are in.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The world's original tourist attraction. No matter how poorly managed this complex is or how corrupt the tourist police her are, it is still the pyramids at Giza. How can I even give these a rating? It's just one of those things you have to see with your own eyes to try to understand the magnitude of these structures.

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Nizwa, Oman

If you don't go to the Pyramids of Giza when you're in Cairo, I'll never forgive you (and neither will your friends). All that worry you have about being desensitized to them through overexposure vanishes the moment you stand in their shadow and you see for yourself just how grand they are. Camping on top is risky but possible with the right guide.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

I found that the pyramids lived up to their hype, but the sphinx was a lot smaller than I had anticipated. It's true that the area surrounding the pyramids is so overrun by people trying to sell you things, but try to ignore their methods of persuasion and think of instead how old these structures are - it's amazing! Riding a camel around the area was fun as well, but be advised that men and women selling Coke or some other beverage will try to shove a bottle in your lap, then refuse to take it back and will order you to pay for it. Just make sure you don't accept anything first if you don't intend on forking over money.

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Fremantle, Australia

How can you go to Cairo and not visit the pyramids? There is something powerful about standing amongst such iconic and ancient structures. However, it isn't how you might envision the place. It isn't out in the middle of a vast desert. Cairo is easily visible. Plus, it's understandably quiet busy with more than its fair share of tourists and touts.

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Local from Cairo

mm really its awesome thinkin about ancient ppl built this ,, there were no heavy machines . still wondering how they could hold such stones and how they would reach that far hight

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Obviously the pyramids are must see if you are in Egypt. Only thing that I did not liked here are the locals that are making hustle on you to sell their staff. They will do anything to take your money so be aware!

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Redwood City, California

Be sure to go the light show at night, so spectacular with the music playing and light show on the pyramids.

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Skopje

I can't describe the view when I got there. There are so many people and it was really hot (considering the fact that it was August), but the feeling when you see the pyramids can not be described with words. Totally worth it!

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London, UK

Pyramids of Giza is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located some 9 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre. The pyramids, which have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination,were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.i visit it in Cairo,Egypt with all tours Egypt.

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