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Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
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Owner description: The largest and oldest of the Giza pyramids, this colossal structure stands nearly 500 feet tall.
Fife, United Kingdom
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“Trip of a lifetime”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Asked hotel reception to arrange a taxi to take us there - it 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. Unbelievable atmosphere & currently very quiet in terms of tourist numbers - may be like this for some years to come, so ideal time to visit!

Visited August 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Its really wonderfull, but turists needs to be very careful, because they will try to ask you for money for everything! Be really carefoul and its better to take a taxi, because Camels doesnt have A/C. (Do not belive them, taxi can go inside of the necropolis)

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

It is a true marvel of human engineering!
If I was Egyptian I will be proud of my ancestors.
The experience is amazing!!!!!

Visited May 2014
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“A dream come true”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was one of my dreams definitely to touch those huge stones. Can't imagine a summer day there but winter was really good see around Egypt. A light jacket would do. I can't still believe I was within the pyramids. Things are as wonderful as I have imagined them. Again don't forget to bargain when you are in Egypt. Even if you want to get on a Camel there inside the open museum of the Cheops.

There are horse rides for a fair price as well which would take you to a higher elevation. A good spot for a view and some shots.

My best experience ever in my life was here riding horses at night behind the pyramids on the desert under the moonlight. With full excitement, at high speed what I could hear only were the sound of the air passing me, the gasp and neighing of the horse and it's hoofs thudding on the sandy desert. Huh! Thats sounds like the Highwayman poem of Alfred Noel right? Yeah it was like that. A friend of us helped us rent those warhorses near the pyramid area. I don't know exactly what the place is called. But the horses were really huge steeds. Not like those slow moving ones inside the museum during the day. Try it, ask around and you may find it. I highly suggest it.

Visited December 2013
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“Wow just stunning”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Great Pyramid are out of this world they are so big, just walking around them is just nothing i have ever seen before, everyone should go and see them, camel ride was fab,

Visited July 2014
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