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Khafre's Pyramid
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Owner description: Next to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, this is the second-largest of the Giza pyramids; Khafre was the son of Khufu.
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Asked hotel reception to arrange a taxi to take us there - arrived within the hour with an English speaking driver who warned us he was just a driver & not a guide. He proceeded to give us a brilliant talk on the pyramids, how best to deal with hawkers "La", or "La'ha" means "No" in Egyptian, but they recognize "No" provided you are firm. Do not make eye contact, do not look at the stuff they are trying to sell, or they will stick to you until you leave. Your 'area' pass that you buy to get to the pyramids (separate from passes to get you into either the Great Pyramid or the second one) gives you access to the sphynx also, so do not let your taxi driver take them from you otherwise they might offer to get you a 'separate' pass for the sphynx, take another 70 Egyptian pounds from you, only to return with your own pass! Our driver advised to enter the second pyramid as the interior is the same as that of the Great Pyramid but cheaper, plus it is becoming hard to get into the Great Pyramid - currently only 150 visitors can enter at 9.30 am and another 150 at around 3pm. However, the tomb in the 2nd pyramid is 42 metres underground and the entrance is VERY small - so we did not go into it, even after buying tickets.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We spent three hours here - were the first ones here and had plenty of time to photograph, explore and climb up on the stones. A feeling of reverence as you stand at the foot of each pyramid. Surrounded by desert and rocks - they are a most impressive site - the engineering feet of their construction will always engage historians engineers and conspiracists but to see, touch and go inside them is the best thing I have ever done. Lots of people climb the stones and go to the top but be careful it is tricky to climb and seriously hot and then you need to get down again. As other tourists arrived, so did the Hawkers. Having walked all over Cairo I must say they are more persistent here. The polite no thank you is occasionally accepted but they do hassle you. They are not nasty - just so poor if they don't sell they don't eat. That said there are a few who set out to con. Don't let it spoil this amazing experience.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

It's one of the wonders of the world, what more do you need? I was a little apprehensive about the Camel drivers, I thought they were tourist rip off's, but no, the one I had gave me an unforgettable experience. The ride on a Camel is a lot smoother than a horse any day of the week. Go for it!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you've read about Egypt's all time greatest explorer Belzoni or seen the BBC's riveting DVD on his exploits, you'll be particularly thrilled to see the bold inscription that he left inside this pyramid to certify his discovery two hundred years ago. It was he who discovered the entrance to the pyramid of Khafre, when all other experts of the time were convinced that this particular pyramid was solid and had no inner chamber.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Bought a souvenir off every salesman i could find or who harassed me, it was easier to do that and spend less than 20 GBP to get a number of little things for friends and relatives than to stop them pestering. All of a sudden, everyone became friendly and we went to places, especially in the valley of the kings, that not all tourists visit, all for the cost of a pound or two!
I did this at ALL the attractions in Egypt and got a great selection of good and tack! but worth it. This first day pyramid tour was fantastic, no crowds, very hot, ideal for the true spirit of the Mid East. Loved it.

Thank Allan D
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