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“pyramids like you have never seen......”
Review of Dahshur

Dahshur
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US$45.00*
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
Ranked #9 of 312 things to do in Cairo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“pyramids like you have never seen......”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

in fact those 4 pyramids are very special to visit... shape, site, almost no one when i visit, very quite and very, very beautiful .....
Giza pyramids or Dhashur pyramids.... for sure i choose the Dhashur ones...
as nobody around, you can really enjoy visting the pyramids without haveing all the time someone asking you a camel or horse trip or ....
here you visit, you enjoy and you can take your time .....
the fact the police guide you all the way around and gives you details of the site, makes you feel like a VIP .....

Visited January 2014
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“The best guiding makes you live the history”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

It was great to know that much of information thank you Hany and Sultana tours team. The Black Pyramid dates from the later reign of Amenemhat III and, although badly eroded, it remains the most imposing monument at the site after the two Sneferu pyramids. The polished granite pyramidion or capstone of the Black Pyramid is on display in the main hall of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Next to the pyramid was found the partly disturbed tomb of 13th Dynasty king Hor and the undisturbed burial place of Nubhetepti-khered, possibly his daughter.

Visited January 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The Red and Bent Pyramids”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

After visiting Giza, one should not neglect these two beautiful pyramids in Dahshur. Both of great significance in history before the Giza pyramids, they offer visitors lesser of a crowd and grant you more time to marvel at this wonder

Visited January 2014
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“Don's miss this pyramid site”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Initially, we were not planning to visit the two pyramids at Dahshur. That would have been such a mistake. We visited Sakkara first and then Dahshur, which was the right order to visit. The two pyramids are lost in the desert, with nothing around it. You can enter the main red pyramid, which is included in the main entrance price. You have a climb up a wooden staircase and then climb down into the pyramid, down a ramp. I found it too claustrophobia, so stayed at the top, my my husband and daughter were happy to enter and loved it. We booked a car for E£265 and English speaking Egyptology guide for E£100 for the whole day, going to Sakkara, Dahshur and then Giza. There's not much food near the first sites, so we bought falafals from a stand in downtown Cairo before leaving. Our hostel (Dina's) wanted us to leave at 8.30 am but I'm glad we persuaded them to let us leave at 7.30 am, as we needed the extra time.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful structures”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This site has the Red pyramid and the bent pyramid. Right now, there are only a few tourists from Sudan visiting these sites. This is a good site to start with, especially in the morning as there is a lot of smog in the morning in Giza/Cairo area and you don't want your photos of the Great pyramids to be covered in smog in the morning.
Also, if you would like to see a pyramid from the inside, it is free here. We went inside here. There was only one military guard and a local watchman at the top, who were friendly and helped us around. The steps are huge a little shaky and not easy for senior citizens or kids. The inside has 3 rooms, but its just fun to go inside a pyramid and see how it was built. There is some lighting inside, but again, maintenance is sloppy. There is student discount (about 50%) here so carry your student id if you have one. They check the dates on the ID in some places, but the checking is not consistent.

Visited December 2013
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