Pyramids of Giza, Giza

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The last of the original Seven Wonders of the World, Pyramids of Giza include a complex of World Heritage-listed ancient monuments, including the Great Pyramid. Dating back to around 2560 BCE, the pyramids were built by thousands of workers under the command of successive pharaohs, with teams of men carving millions of stone blocks at nearby quarries, transporting them to the site, then lifting them into position. The pyramids were used as tombs for the pharaohs, with interior temples, chambers, and galleries filled with offerings. The three main pyramids testify to the power of the pharaohs and the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians--they have also inspired countless artists, architects, and rulers since their construction. To visit Pyramids of Giza and other attractions in Giza, use our Giza online visit planner .
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  • The whole Giza experience was out of this world. use a guide, they add to the experience and keep hawkers off your back. take the camel ride to the viewpoint in the desert ( if you are physically capa...  more »
  • Who is in Cairo and visited the pyramids, is itself to blame. Some such beeindruckes, I was intrigued. I admire this culture!
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  • Experienced excellent tours for two days with our tour guide Mr. Adel. He is an excellent guide who covered most and explained a lot about the history of Egypt. He understands the needs and tastes of ...  more »
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  • The pyramids greatness and magnificence is true. You would have a sacred feeling when you get to see them in real. They're really breath-taking. Those enormous huge entities, having the bodies of the great Egyptian Pharaohs inside them. The visit is fun; you can ride camels and horses there, take photos with your friends and loved ones, get inside the pyramids with extra tickets. Don't forget to take a cap, sunblock for your skin and a water bottle. The sun is strong there and you walk through sand so wear comfy suitable shoes. Have a nice trip!
  • Such a great and interesting attraction. It's one of my favorite scenes. It was a nice walk especially if your around with a local guide who gives you a short explanation about the history of these amazing landmarks. It's a marvelous structure especially with its massive size of rocks, which were used in the construction of the pyramids. You will be able to see how high it is, and that it really seems to be in a very good condition regardless of its age. It's a must visit place.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of Cairo and was built over a twenty-year period during the reign of the king Khufu. I would suggest going early to avoid the crowds of school groups that visit. It also gets really hot in the late morning and afternoon and there is little to no shade in the complex. Friday is a quiet day to visit, as many people are at Friday prayers. Saturday is busy, with many Egyptians making use of their weekend to also visit the pyramids. Egypt is hot and the pyramid complex is big so take some practical items to make yourself more comfortable. Sunglasses, a hat and sunscreenwill help with the sun – there is little shade or cover once inside the complex.
  • If you are in Cairo you simply must take a couple of days to visit the Pyramids of Cairo - Giza specifically! We took a day tour with Memphis Tours Cairo! Our guide, Ahmed Farahat, was amazing and expertly explained everything about the three sites we visited! Yes, he arranged a camel ride for us! Human history is on display here. Am amazing place!
  • You have to see this place at least once in a life time... Don't be shy get on a camel and enjoy one of the oldest places in the world were people lived and still live!! Truly an experience to enjoy between September to April otherwise I hope you're ready to tan!
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