Pyramids of Giza Travel Guide
Pyramids of Giza
at the khufre sarcophagus
pose at the sphinx
Giza is an easy trip by bus or taxi from Cairo
Becoming more artificial, added steps to the pyramid, the sphinx is across from a Pizza Hut
In a nutshell
You just must see this - this is one of the oldest monuments on Earth!
The Pyramid of Khufu
The Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the largest among the pyramids in Giza. The local camel riders say there are about 9 pyramids in the Giza plateau, some of them on the further desert which is accessible by camel, horse or donkey...
The Pyramid of Khafre
The pyramid of Khafre or Chefren is the one above the Sphinx. I thought all the while that this was the biggest one, looks like really, but in fact it is standing on a higher platform than the biggest pyramid of Khufu which is on it's right. This pyramid is a tomb for the...
The Temple of the Sphinx
If you enter the gate entrance near the colossal sphinx then this temples are definitely your first sight of the day. There are 2 temples, one just infront of the sphinx and the other on it's side.This means that the sphinx is not just a colossal statue on its own, but a...
Climbing Chephren During Ramadan
Normally, guards prevent people from climbing the pyramids now. They are afterall little mountains with eroded trails that lead toward the top. But, when we visited in 1997, Ramadan reduced the number of guards hanging around, and when a local Coptic student waved me to join...
Smallest of the three great Pyramids, Mycerinus was built and named for Chephren's son. In 1215, the Turks wanted to destroy the pyramids and began with Mycerinus. After making a huge hole above the entrance chamber however, they gave up. See the link below for more details...
Go inside the Great Pyramid
A "MUST" if you ask me.You can go inside a number of the Pyramids. But there is a difference in what you will see while inside. I suggest to go inside the Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Cheops) as it has a very unique structure, which no other Pyramid has.It has a hallway leading...
Sound and Light Show
In the evening is the Sound and Light show at the sphinx. Laser beams and music playing over loud-speakers are used to explain the contents of the pyramids and hieroglyphs. The story is a dramatised tale of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages,...
Nile Crystal: Nile River Lunch Cruise
After visiting the Museum of Egyptian Antiquites we drove to the Nile River where we boarded a river boat for our lunch. The cruise on the river was short, however the buffet lunch was good. The highlight was the entertainment, including a glamorous Belly Dancer and a...
Pyramids Sound & Light Show: Seeing the Pyramids at night....
The commentary might not impress you, but the dazzling light show and awe-inspiring backdrop of the Sphinx and Pyramids was very entertaining. Plus, it was just cool to see the pyramids at night! Three times a night in three different languages, the Sphinx plays the role of...
By Coach Pt Said, Cairo, Giza to Alexandria
Our cruise boat was due to dock at Port Said early morning for our transfer to waiting coaches, 1,000 people in all and countless coaches. We were up at 5am for breakfast as our boat entered the harbour. The logistics of processing 1,000 people through customs and then onto...
Horse and cart
In spite of all the warnings about the camel and horse owners hassling for customers, when I took my daughter and grand-daughter to Giza, the little one insisted on having a camel ride, which turned out to be fun for them, and then the owner suggested we take a trip in a...
THE CAMEL - PART 1
Camels are know as the ‘Ships of the Desert’ and rightfully so. They can easily survive where other animals cannot. They are amazing strong, versatile, useful, but inherently vile and evil beasts. Just remember that they are foul tempered and will happily bite you and/or...
THE CAMEL - PART 2
OK. Let’s stay focused here people. Now for part 2 about the most useful, yet despicably foul animals in the world. For those keeping up, we are still on the Arabian Camel with 1 hump. That hump is were these guys store their food so to speak. They can live off their stored...
The Pyramids attract millions of tourists each year, unfortunately this means they also attract the dishonest which does lead to harassment by the camel drivers and touts, fortunately there are usually a number of the black-uniformed Tourist Police around.June 1995
This may be stating the obvious, but take on plenty of liquid or better still have bottled water with you and sip from it often. It really does get very hot here, averaging 35 deg. C in the high season. A hat and sunscreen are also essential.June 1995
Easy To Lose Your Bus
The Pyramids of Giza must be one of Egypt's most popular attractions. Our visit to the Pyramids was part of a Mediterranean cruise and our day tour required a fleet of buses to transport the 1,000 or more people.We caused Chaos wherever we stopped! In fact our visit to the...
Don't believe the friendlinesss
During our stay in Cairo, we were often stopped in the street by helpful people offering advice. About 20% of these are genuine. The remaining 80% will have a warm conversation with you, invite you for tea at their workplace or home, which inevitably turns out to be a shop....
Don't fall for any story
Before you even set foot inside the pyramids area, you are set upon a myriad vultures. All friendly, asking where you are from etc and saying don't worry they work for the pyramids co. THEY ARE ALL 'GUIDES' and they all want money and they do not add value. The stickiest...
Don't leave home without these
A small back pack
Band Aids for blisters, chap stick, sun screen, a hat, sun glasses, wet wipes and gum (to get the sand out of your teeth)
extra batteries and a converter and a large memory card or a couple smaller memory cards
Egypt is safe
Yes of course it's safe, as long as you stay in groups and in crowd, and visit the well known places you'll find no problem at all doing thisand don't go out after 12 amif you're coming in a group with a travel company then don't worry at all they know all these stuff and...
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