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“Giza Revisited”
Review of Gizeh Plateau

Gizeh Plateau
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Private Giza Plateau and Pyramids Day Tour
Ranked #3 of 312 things to do in Cairo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Giza Revisited”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Much has changed since I was here 30 years ago. More accessibility, boat museum, etc. Hawkers haven't changed and you have to ignore them.

Visited April 2014
Thank Mike C
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Paris, France
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“Too many hawkers and scams !”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The Gizeh plateau is a wonderful place, but the lower number of visitors means you are assailed by hawkers anywhere you go. Beware of scams : "security" personnel that are forced upon you as you enter are actually tour guides which expect a hefty tip, and the price you have to pay to enter each pyramid will be voluntarily exaggerated by your tour guide so he can pocket the difference.

It's frustrating to have to pay to see the individual things here. It would be like paying 10 euros (15$) per person to enter the Louvre, but then paying another 20 euros (30$) to see the Mona Lisa, another 10 euros (15$) to see the Botticelli paintings, etc.. and having to pay a tip to a tour guide you never asked for (and whose explanations were ridiculously false and in bad english)

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

It is amazing how rundown this place is, It is amazing how the Egyptian allows the public to trash and abuse this world wonder, you can find graffiti inside the pyramids, drawings of hearts and names, just mind bugling. But if you can get past the aggressive street vendors, and the people who try to get you to ride a malnourished camel or horse, and I think it is a better idea to wear adult dippers than use the restroom facilities there. if you can manage to get past all that then you will lay witness to one of mankind's greatest achievements. I have visited this place over ten times and still every time when I reach the footsteps of the great pyramid I can only I gaze in wonder at this magnificent structure.

Visited April 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Camel Riding”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I learned how to ride a camel on the Plateau, and I found it super exciting to be able to travel on the animal as I was able to scout the desert.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Kenny L
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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Go with local tour guide for an unforgettable experience!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Travel tips:
-Best to have a local Egyptian guide you or find a good tour guide at fair price
-Visit early morning to avoid tourist crowds
-You can buy tickets to go inside the Cheops pyramid. It is an exhausting climb up to an empty room where the tomb used to be (I am told). Interesting but know it is a hard back-bending climb.
-Tickets are around 80-100 LE

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Mona S
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