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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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  • If you're visiting Egypt this has to be on your list. It's a fantastic sight and the history is first class. Don't listen to the negative Nancy's saying it spoilt because they have built KFC, hotels.....  more
    If you're visiting Egypt this has to be on your list. It's a fantastic sight and the history is first class. Don't listen to the negative Nancy's saying it spoilt because they have built KFC, hotels.....  more »
  • Such a generous experience. They are gigantic, mesmerizing. Photos don't do justice to the sheer size and beauty of this magnanimous architecture. Brain fade when you realise that Pharaoh built this.....  more
    Such a generous experience. They are gigantic, mesmerizing. Photos don't do justice to the sheer size and beauty of this magnanimous architecture. Brain fade when you realise that Pharaoh built this.....  more »
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  • Its the greatest wonder of the world. So far nobody has been able to establish as to how these were made. Its a MUST visit tourist location. Its simply amazing, specially if you manage to go inside and take pics. Souvenirs are also available there, must bargain for lowest price.
  • It's the freaking pyramids... they are amazing and a global icon of ancient history and travel. The area needs investment and clean up-- for sure. But, come on, it's an incredible location which every person should be able to see. Grab a carriage and bargain for 250 LE for the whole trip around the site-- it's worth it. Give the guy 50 le if he does a good job, 100 if he's great. Be wary of price gouging camel guides-- agree upon a fair price ahead of time. Never more than 200 LE for any photo opportunity. Just be nice, but be firm. It's an amazing location and should be visited in the early morning. If you are a student, bring your ID and you'll get a discount.

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