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Pyramids of Giza

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  • Pyramids of GizaPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 24, 2013

    A wonder of the world. The touts surrounding it may drive you crazy but hard to walk away from the pyramids without being incredibly impressed.

    Note: tickets are required go inside the pyramids themselves. Be sure to check in advance so that you know when to line up and where. Don't buy anything from the guys on the street and don't hand them your tickets or passports once you are in.

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    Cesar Cisneros
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    5 Dec 03, 2013

    beautiful!

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    Kark Shah
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    5 Aug 01, 2013

    nice

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    Noelle Daley
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    5 Jul 18, 2012

    Absolutely stunning.

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    Osama Shawky
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    5 Jul 22, 2012
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    Steve Sim
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    5 Jul 12, 2014

    On my first day in Egypt, an hour after I landed, my travel guide took me to the Giza Plateau.

    It was all worth it. Wow!!

    It was only a little over 3 hours flight from Rome, Italy, so no jet lag. I was traveling through Europe for three weeks, saw all the great sites there, but nothing compared to what I was seeing before my eyes.

    Was I dreaming, NO.

    I got to see the Sphinx
    I got to see the Pyramids.
    I touched them, they were real.
    I got to go inside the second Pyramid.
    I got to hear a prayer said for me at the center of the pyramid deep down below a tunnel underneath it.

    It's mind boggling how big the pyramids are. You've got to see it for yourself.

    It's truly a Great Wonder.

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    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Nov 28, 2013

    truly an ancient wonder! The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact

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  • Pyramids of GizaPro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    5 Oct 28, 2013

    The world's original tourist attraction. No matter how poorly managed this complex is or how corrupt the tourist police her are, it is still the pyramids at Giza. How can I even give these a rating? It's just one of those things you have to see with your own eyes to try to understand the magnitude of these structures.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Feb 02, 2014

    If you don't go to the Pyramids of Giza when you're in Cairo, I'll never forgive you (and neither will your friends). All that worry you have about being desensitized to them through overexposure vanishes the moment you stand in their shadow and you see for yourself just how grand they are. Camping on top is risky but possible with the right guide.

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    Erin K
    3 Oct 24, 2013

    I found that the pyramids lived up to their hype, but the sphinx was a lot smaller than I had anticipated. It's true that the area surrounding the pyramids is so overrun by people trying to sell you things, but try to ignore their methods of persuasion and think of instead how old these structures are - it's amazing! Riding a camel around the area was fun as well, but be advised that men and women selling Coke or some other beverage will try to shove a bottle in your lap, then refuse to take it back and will order you to pay for it. Just make sure you don't accept anything first if you don't intend on forking over money.

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    Summer Wilms
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    4 Oct 19, 2013

    How can you go to Cairo and not visit the pyramids? There is something powerful about standing amongst such iconic and ancient structures. However, it isn't how you might envision the place. It isn't out in the middle of a vast desert. Cairo is easily visible. Plus, it's understandably quiet busy with more than its fair share of tourists and touts.

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    Joha Ya
    5 Jun 26, 2013

    mm really its awesome thinkin about ancient ppl built this ,, there were no heavy machines . still wondering how they could hold such stones and how they would reach that far hight

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    Kristijan Binski
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    3 Jun 05, 2013

    Obviously the pyramids are must see if you are in Egypt. Only thing that I did not liked here are the locals that are making hustle on you to sell their staff. They will do anything to take your money so be aware!

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    Barbara Britschgi
    5 May 24, 2013

    Be sure to go the light show at night, so spectacular with the music playing and light show on the pyramids.

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    Monika Spasovska
    5 Jan 07, 2013

    I can't describe the view when I got there. There are so many people and it was really hot (considering the fact that it was August), but the feeling when you see the pyramids can not be described with words. Totally worth it!

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    Ann.peter
    5 Dec 22, 2012

    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.i visit it in Cairo,Egypt with all tours Egypt.

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    Pasquale Iannino Jr.
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    4 Dec 10, 2012

    Of course a must do when in Cairo. It costs about 10 USD to get on to the Giza Plateau and then an additional 20 USD or so to get into the Great Pyramid. There are plenty of other pyramids in Egypt so I suggest visiting those for a more intimate experience.

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    Luigo Legna
    5 Nov 04, 2012

    Quem ler o meu livro Tempo, relatividade por extenso, saberá o que é estar aqui, mostro em forma de alusão, pois é um livros de teor disfarçadamente lúdico, mas que demonstro a sensação através das palavras, não preciso dizer mais nada!

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  • Pyramids of Giza
    Artem Doronin
    5 Oct 28, 2012

    Tourism is Egypt’s second largest source of revenue, bringing in $13 billion in 2010. The Great Pyramid at Giza, after all, is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

    To visit the Pyramids is to be struck dumb by their monumentality, their celebration of the fundamental human need to create. It's even more affecting in the midst of a revolution, when there are no tourists at all. A week after Hosni Mubarak’s departure and a day after the biggest celebration in Tahrir Square, a handful of Egyptians scrambled up the blocks of Khufu’s Great Pyramid, but there was not a foreigner to be seen.

    I have visited them before, but this time they felt different. Each stone block is waist-high and worthy of awe. I noticed them, not the other people around me. They were mine for reflection and contemplation. All I could think of is how hard it must have been to make them, how much will it took when there were no cranes or earthmovers or power tools, and what that says about us as human beings—that we can no more not build or mark our place or strive for glory than we can not breathe or eat or love.

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  • Pyramids of Giza
    Julia K
    5 Oct 24, 2012

    Totally the first place to visit in Egypt (maybe on the Earth)! Take a horse or a camel and experience riding around the greatest artificial wonder of the world. Golden sand, burning sun, hot desert wind, chatty guide - nothing will matter near those massive pyramids.
    Don't forget to enter inside the pyramid if you would have a chance (don't mind long line near the entrance).
    Touch the ancient world - visit Pyramids of Giza!

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Just a 15-mile cab ride away from downtown on the outskirts of Cairo, the Pyramids at Giza (and their neighbor, the Sphinx) are one of the most iconic structures on Earth. Consisting of three large pyramids, a number of smaller ones, and the ever-mysterious Sphinx, to this day scientists still disagree on how these man-made wonders of the world were constructed. Recent evidence suggest a highly ... read more
skilled workforce—not slaves—constructed these massive tombs for the pharaohs. Those who don't like small spaces might want to think twice about the tours into the heart of the pyramids. Although it's an adventure you'll never forget, it's a long walk through a dark, tiny corridor. Spelunkers and other thrill-seekers will love it.

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