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Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Step Pyramid of Djoser was important for the future of building Pyramids and led to how to build the great Pyramids of Giza. Not truly an amazing site however the importance of the pyramid build some 4600 years ago depicts what was to come...More

Thank George818
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a great area to go for a walk and enjoy the scenery of the old pyramid to the right when you enter. And walk to the left to enjoy the red pyramid and some that are for more ancient and delicate due...More

Thank 888annl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike the three Great Pyramids of Giza, this is a different style pyramid, called a Steppe Pyramid that was built as per the demand of the Pharaoh at the time. Definitely worth seeing and ticking off your list!

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is under restoration, it was built before the The Great Pyramid of Giza, worth to visit. You will have the chance to enter other tombs around the Step Pyramid.

Thank Hruos
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It is very interesting to follow the progression of how pyramids were built from heaps of stones to mud blocks and finally the cut stone ones.

Thank Rufous72
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were unable to go inside do to renovation. It was still a site to see. I would suggest the tour to the site. outside is wonderful and many tombs on site,

Thank Sherri O
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I highly recommend visiting the Step Pyramid and learning about it's significance and construction. It is quite impressive and well maintained, and there is restoration work in progress to ensure that it will continue to stand for the future.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Ok this is not Giza, but you get to get into a piramyd and enjoy the misticism of it with a bit of privacy, since you're not struggling with people around you, so, it is something to consider, I would say

Thank paskiala
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Sure the Great Pyramids of Giza are big but they are essentially a carved rock on top of another. The Step Pyramid Complex is the first and because it is the first it has a great story behind it. It is currently under renovation so...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The step pyramid by King Djoser was the first of its kind. You cannot go closee to it as it is quite weak and could fall. But do visit it and see how it served as an inspiration to the great pyramids of Giza. Miss...More

Thank ankeet_sinha
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide Shereif picked us up from the hotel and we used that vehicle all day. We walked to the restaurant because it was not far from the Hilton on Zamalek where we were staying. Taxis are cheap and mostly not too... More