The Giza Necropolis ("Pyramids of Giza") is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. ... More
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza Necropolis ("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. Source: Wikipedia
Really it is a lovely place .. you enjoy sunrise.. healthy air of the desert.. more you
smel nice perfum of history !!
Almost every seasons of the year is enough suitable to visit the pyramids zone. There are 3 pyramids in the site the most famous and great is that of khufu.
Cairo is incredible. It is so large and operates on such a massive scale it is nearly infathomable, particularly when you take into account the estimated 16-20 million residents. So much history, spanning so many eras. From the Great pyramids and sphinxes of ancient times, to the Egyptian Museum that documents Egypt's rich history, especially in antiquity. From the Coptic Museum that highlights Egypt's Christian and Greco-Roman eras to the Islamic City that shows the wealth and civilization of Egypt during medieval, Mameluke, and Ottoman times, to the Franco-British architecture that is a remnant of a bygone age of colonial architecture, and finally to the choking traffic, elevated byways, crowded apartment buildings, modern high rises,and five star hotels, that are a testament to Cairo's position as a modern capital. No one city is bigger, more varied, or carries as many contrasts.
i loved the people and the city sooooo much that I'm planning to move there next year! can't wait!!!
I'm sure the phareos would be turning in their tombs, graves, mummy wrappings, whatever, if they could see what a circus the site has been turned into. Assuming your taxi hasn't crashed into another car, camel, person and you get there, locals accost the taxi driver for him to pass you over to them for their camels/horse rides/whatever while he's still on the move, when you get out of the taxi you're hijacked by others who insist on showing you the best locations for a photo, and a price. This goes on and on and really spoils it for people who go there to enjoy the site. The constant accosting can really get on your nerves after a while.
Nothing can describe the awe-inspiring pyramids, so you must see for yourself! Other than the distracting droves of souvenir hawkers and people trying to talk you out of your pocket change for a picture with their camel, etc, the experience was wonderful! Just don't make eye contact and say no thank you when approached by locals.
i got my 5year old to stand next to the blocks that make the pyramid and they are bigger than he....it was amazing to see such old things still in their place..
and the sphinx was just beautyful.
must admit the toilet situation needs to be looked at but other than that it was a peacfull and breath taking time.
This was a very impressive pyramid! Be sure to take pictures of someone in front of one of the blocks. Don't take pictures of the Egyptians on their animals with them looking, they'll want to be tipped if you do. You also have to walk around it to get the full magnitude of the pyramid.
It is a great place to visit. A huge landmark of History can only be understood and fully appreciated when you see, touch and feel this great structure which has withstand the test of time.
Don't miss the opportunity to go inside the pyramid to have a first hand experience and knowledge of what it is and how it looks like inside.
If you are after some souvenir items, wait till you get to the Panoramic View ... there are a lot of interesting items to choose from at a reasonable price.
The trip to Cairo was intended to be a holiday and a learning experience. Thanks to our Tour Coordinator, Wings Egypt Travel who organized and coordinated our travel tour. It was very fruitful experience.
I've been looking forward to going to the pyramids my whole life and they did not disappoint! It was amazing!
We got to climb thru two of the pyramids (if you want to go thru Cheops, go early because they only let in the first 150 ppl)-- a sweaty but fun adventure!
We found the aggressive vendors polite nonetheless and security tight - we felt very safe.
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