Giza pyramid complex, Cairo
Planning to visit the Giza pyramid complex? Check out our information below!
Located on the outskirts of Cairo, the Giza Pyramid complex is by far the most famous in Egypt. The pyramids are not in Cairo itself, but are located just a few kilometres from Cairo, in Giza.
The pyramids in this complex were built between about 2551 and 2472 BC; in the Stone Age. There are three major pyramids at the Giza Pyriamide complex: the pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Khafre and the pyramid of Menkaure. The Pyramid of Khufu, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Cheops, is the largest in Egypt and the only remaining wonder of the seven classical wonders of the world. Discoveries, including mummies, continue to be made in this area.
Besides the magnificent pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza also stands at this complex. The Sphinx of Giza is a huge limestone statue of a mythical creature that has the head of a man and the body of a lion. The iconic symbol of Egypt and really something you must do in Cairo during your visit to Egypt.
The Giza pyramid complex is open every day of the year from: 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Giza pyramid complex!
- Tourists without a guide are terribly harassed by pushy vendors.
- At sunset, the pyramids are beautiful to admire. Besides, it is also the best way to escape the crowds.
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