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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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  • place with such rich history and important site. We hired a local guide to travel with us and explain history of pyramids and Egypt. 
    place with such rich history and important site. We hired a local guide to travel with us and explain history of pyramids and Egypt.  more »
  • Today I visited one of the world wonders, the “Great” Pyramids of Giza. The way the poor dehydrated, starving horses and camels are being treated is a nightmare. I witnessed a sad excuse of a man... 
    Today I visited one of the world wonders, the “Great” Pyramids of Giza. The way the poor dehydrated, starving horses and camels are being treated is a nightmare. I witnessed a sad excuse of a man...  more »
  • If you climb the pyramid independently next to the path, you get a little extra at your visit. Guards (soldiers) will show up their Ak47. For the rest total chaos. Too bad the people of Egypt... 
    If you climb the pyramid independently next to the path, you get a little extra at your visit. Guards (soldiers) will show up their Ak47. For the rest total chaos. Too bad the people of Egypt...  more »
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  • The pyramids themselves are amazing to see. Great place to get some amazing photos. That said,, the entire place is a huge tourist trap and you need to go in with that attitude and that everyone is looking for $ even the site workers. Each step of the way they ask for $ and for you to take care of them. They are helpful and sly/pushy with helping you take photos however they expect $ for it. I recommend eating, drinking and using the restroom before hand. You can bring your own water. The hose and buggy rides are a nice way to limit walking in the sun, however animal lovers beware as they aren't and they don't spare the whip. The ATV rides outside the entrance are OK, however the equipment is junk and worn out..bent axles and all. They take you through basically a sewer to get to the desert. The desert had nice views but again a tourist trap as they have people staged out there with camels to take pictures with you and once again they expect $ whether you get on the camels or not. Overall, great place to get pictures and see one of the 7 wonders of the world, but go in with the right expectations!
  • The Pyramids of Giza are located just outside of Giza, Egypt. ... The Pyramids of Giza were built more than 1,200 years before the rule of King Tut. ... The Great Pyramid of Giza is 481 feet tall. ... The Egyptian people built the Pyramids of Giza. ... Visiting the Pyramids of Giza is easy. The Pyramids of Giza are the largest and most recognizable pyramid structures in the world. They were built to honor certain Pharaohs of the fourth ruling dynasty of Egypt during a period known as the Old Kingdom. The Old Kingdom was the first great era of Egyptian civilization and lasted from 2686 to 2181 BCE.
  • The Great Pyramid or the Pyramid of Khufu is the only surviving relic of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is located in the Giza pyramids area in Egypt, which is registered among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The construction of the pyramid dates back to about 2560 BC, when it was built as a tomb for Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty Khufu and continued for 20 years. The construction of the Great Pyramid is a major cultural shift in the history of ancient Egypt. Khufu was influenced by his father, King Sneferu, in building his pyramid. After his death, Khufu became the ruling deity on earth, and it became necessary to think about building his tomb, which is the first national project in ancient Egypt, who participated In its construction professional workers from all over Egypt. The Great Pyramid, with its original height of 148 meters, remained the highest building completed by man on Earth over a period of 3800 years.
  • Amazing place, such wonderful history around the Pyramids. How did they make them? So much more to see than just the 3 main Pyramids too. Do interact with the locals, they take great, fun photos. The sound & light show is worth seeing too.
  • The last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza are one of the world's most recognizable landmarks. Built as tombs for the mighty Pharaohs and guarded by the enigmatic Sphinx, Giza's pyramid complex has awed travelers down through the ages and had archaeologists (and a fair few conspiracy theorists) scratching their heads over how they were built for centuries. Today, these megalithic memorials to dead kings are still as wondrous a sight as they ever were. An undeniable highlight of any Egypt trip, Giza's pyramids should not be missed.

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