Sakkara : Step Pyramid, Cairo
Although not as famous as the great pyramids of Geiza, the pyramids here are very nice and give a good chance to walk around and admire them without the huge crowds. You can go inside some of the smaller tombs, which allows you inside a large pyramid without the mass crowds at Geiza.
We decided at the last minute to go to Sakkarah. We did not think we would have time but afetr seeing the Pyramids and Sphynz it was about 2:30 pm. Our driver said we may make it in time but that it closed early during Ramadan. It is a fair drive there but at the speed we were going it did not take too long. We did some serious low flying. We were a few minutes late but a little baksheesh solved that problem.
I am very glad we went not only to see the pyramid and thombs but also to get out of Cairo and see some of its surroundings.
For those of you with kids the collonaded walk provides a good opportunity to play hide and seek LOL!
We have seen the amazing Pyramids, now go see the equally amazing stepped pyramid at Sakkara which is an hour from Cairo and thought to be constructed 3000 yrs ago
The Step Pyramid was the first pyramid every built. It is good to see for its historical and arhitectural significance. The ability to climb on it or go inside is not possible.
Zosee was the first pharoah to entrust an architect, Imhotep, with the construction of a grandiose funery complex. It is 62m high and was also covered with a facing of smooth stone
The entrance hall you'll have to go through if you want to see the pyramid of King Djoser, consists of partly restored and reconstructed columns, arranged in pairs.
Out of 15 'entrances' to the mortuary presinct of King Djoser, only the 1 in the picture's real. The others were meant to produce an illusion.
The park of Menphi is located pretty closed to Saqqara. In the area you will be able to observe some interesting statue, but the real must is the Ramses statue.
The entry fees is 25 L.E.
As said before, to reach the pyramid of Saqquara, you got to overtakea temple, the temple of Saqqara, a small but reach of history temple.
The entry fee is 35 L.E.
A spectacular place, the most fascinating of the pyramids, after the Giza plateau.
There is the step pyramid of Zoser and the necropolis.