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Review of Kefre, the second pyramid

Kefre, the second pyramid
Ranked #7 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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San Francisco, California
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“Give Egypt a chance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Do not believe the hype about Egypt being a dangerous country. People here are against the fundamentalist Muslim brotherhood. They want change, they want progress and development, they want what you and I want.
In a country that profit from tourism, the media has done a great job in scaring folks not to come here due to the revolution. The country has been hit hard due to this. Folks are mild mannered, patient, understanding, accommodating and hospitable.

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Inside the Great Pyramid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Make sure and take the dangerous trek into the heart of the pyramid to see the pharaohs burial chamber. And for a few Egyptian pounds the guards will allow you to take photos.

Visited July 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The smaller one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Much hype and stories are centered around the great pyramid but lesser is spoken of the Khafran pyramid, built by the son of Khufu.

Visited January 2014
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Edgewater, Colorado
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“Lack of tourists means ease of access”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

My mom and I were the only ones in our tour group to go in. It was truly an awe inspiring climb. But I think it was the Khufu Pyramid, the Great Pyramid we went in, but dont see this listed in tripadvisor list of activities.This one you go up, up, up.and the limestone blocks are huge. No carvings or paintings, just the black tomb room with empty sarcophagus. But the adventure to climb up there is great. Not for anyone who is claustrophobic nor has a bad back. No cameras either. Be careful for the local, pretend guides who say they can show you more. We ignored the one in the tomb with us. He tried to take my moms purse which she did not hide well enough under her jacket. But we just told him to go away and left without further trouble. It was just $16 to climb it.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Amazing second pyramid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went by horse/camel to this site. We paid E£265 for a car and E£100 for an English speaking Egyptology guide visiting Saqqara, Dahshur and Giza (arranged by our great hostel Dina's). The Kefre pyramid is slightly smaller than the one build by his father Khufu (out of respect), but is actually build on higher ground and so looks bigger. We entered the site from behind, getting great view of all three pyramids. We were able to walk close to the Kefre pyramid, getting an impression of the size. There were also a lot less tourists around the Kefre pyramid, compared to the Khufu pyramids. It is worth paying for a horse or camel to enter the site, getting views from afar (away from all the tourists) and then slowly getting closer to each pyramid and getting a perspective of the site. We paid E£150 per person for an animal and could probably have gone somewhere cheaper but where the animals are not fed so well. it was worth the extra money in our view.

Visited December 2013
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