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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  • Go with a guide to get the most of your visit! Camel ride a must. Spend time exploring. Amazing experience. Sound and Light show at night a little lame, but worth the visit.  more »
  • truly one of the wonders of the world. The people around were very friendly as well. Simply out of this world architecture of the pyramids, a must see for sure.  more »
  • What a beautiful site. Full of history and amazing site. The camel ride is the highlight. Very secured place.  more »
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  • You will never find a magnificent historical place like that, the atmosphere, the art, the history, the glory everything attract you and make a lot of questions come to your mind... But when you are going to visit it if we were specially in summer take many water bottles with you and juice and something to protect you from the sun if it was hot.... And when you are going to rent a horse or camel negotiate about the price as much as you can and don't pay any additional money after your round and if the offered to take your pics by yourself..... And about the souvenirs it's up to you but also negotiate about the price as much as you can because most of the things not with high quality. But believe me you will never forget the place and don't forget your camera you will need it there.
  • I mean it's the great pyramids! One of the most awe inspiring places in the history of human kind. If you can appreciate the history behind what you are looking it, and realize all of the greats that have gazed upon the pyramids, you feel honoured to have been alive and able to see them. I would highly recommend this place for anyone of all ages with a mind for history, or even just a mind for imagining.
  • Such a great experience. Just be careful with people around trying to take money off you for what they pretending to be providing a service. You can go all the way near to the pyramids without having to pay anyone. It could be very dry and hot in the area depending on the month you travel - so be prepared with enough water and snacks.
  • This is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. A site of great historic value and ancient wonder of the world . Unbelievable to actually go down deep inside the pyramids. This is bucket list number 1. Photos do not convey the sheer size of the place. Scientists have now discovered a new void above the grand gallery.
  • It was awesome and great experience, if you can get a local Egyptian friend with you , it can be better experience, going inside the Pyramid could be tricky but could be managed. Over worth visiting place. Beware of the aggressive bunch of guides which are not really professional and try to make money without delivering any service. Camels and horse rides are ok but you should negotiate the rates and agree before riding and shouldn’t be giving any tip as they never seem to be happy even if you give them some tip. Better to focus on the beauty of the 5000 years old technology and wonder instead of just taking pictures.

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Although tourists usually opt for the central Cairo area when visiting the pyramids, you'll find numerous accommodation choices in Giza itself. Less crowded and a good option if you're looking to spend more time exploring the plateau, Giza offers a variety of lodgings, including affordable hostels, camping, mid-market hotels, and luxurious, 5-star venues.
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