Giza Attractions

Top Things to Do in Giza

Things to Do in Giza

Top Attractions in Giza

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  • bgtoca
    Vancouver, Canada76 contributions
    I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of visiting the pyramids of Giza. Their size, shape, and ability to stand the test of time are truly awe inspiring. We visited as a part of a private guided tour, so our guide had our tickets ready to go. If you would like to go inside the great pyramid it will cost you extra. We opted out of going inside the pyramid as there is nothing to see there, its literally an empty chamber, and its not for the claustrophobic. It also gets very hot and stuffy in there. You must be aware that whether or not you have a guide, you will be relentlessly hassled by the local vendors/touts/hustlers to buy cheap trinkets, go for a horse or a camel ride etc. A firm no thank you or le shokrun and walking away/ignoring them should work. As you are taking photos if a local comes up to you to tell you from which angle you can take the best photos or wants to take your photo with the pyramids, you better believe they are expecting a tip. I simply ignored them and continued to take photos. Pretend that they don't exist. Don't make eye contact, don't answer their questions. Soon enough, they will lose interest and move on. You're not being rude, they are being rude for hassling you!
    Some other helpful tips:
    -come in the morning and bring plenty of bottled water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Even at the end of Sept the sun here is brutal
    -there are bathrooms just before you enter the pyramid comlex. look for the WC sign. Have small Egyptian bills ie 10 or 20 EGP to tip if there is an attendant. Best to use the bathrooms at your hotel prior to coming here.
    -I would avoid the horse carriage and camel rides offered by the touts. Most of the horses and some camels look very skinny. They are relentlessly worked during the day. Where is the shade, food, and water these animals need? Personally, I want no part in contributing to animal abuse. If you are looking to go on a camel or a horse ride, talk to your travel company/hotel/tour guide to find reputable stables that look well after their animals. Animal welfare is pretty much non-existent in Egypt.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Tourist12690840382
    9 contributions
    The Great Pyramid of Giza:
    Khufu, the pyramid, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. It was built by the Pharaoh Khufu in early 2,600 BC. Took 27 years to build.

    The Khufu pyramid is located on the plateau of Giza, a few kilometers west of the Nile and about 20 from the center of Cairo.

    It is about 159 yards tall with a square base of about 250 yards.

    The orientation is also interesting to know: The four faces of the pyramid are oriented on the cardinal points.

    It is made of limestone blocks of variable size, the size being identical to each layer. However, interestingly, some blocks at higher heights are larger than ones below. The pyramid uses about 2.3 million blocks of stone for a total weight of 5 million tonnes ...this is a wow factor!

    I wanted to enter the pyramid.

    The north face has an entrance into the pyramid. It goes laterally for a few meters and then goes up for about 80 to 90 meters…very narrow (at some points less than a meter wide) and at some points very low that you have to almost do a half squat and shuffle along … intensely hot (no A/C ha ha) and the “pipe” ends into a chamber about 8meters X 4meters X 5meters ( these are my approx dims could not find exact info) and in this chamber used to lay Pharaoh Khufu in a granite sarcophagus. This chamber is lined with granite as well. It was a tough climb but interesting.

    Tickets need to be bought to go inside the pyramid. It is about USD9
    Written 15 September 2022
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  • TartanWanderer
    England, UK3,865 contributions
    This is one of the must see sights of the world. Yet they could do so much more with it. It is still a bit of a poor experience. Not much different to when I first came 40 years ago.

    It is being renovated at present.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • admmlls
    midhurst7 contributions
    Amazing as usual 3rd trip and it still gives that wow factor. Reason for the 4 stars is simple for a tourist attraction which is up there with the best the plateau is a disgusting tip for everyones rubbish tombs piled up to the brim with bottles plastic etc clean it up it embarrassing. Also the corruption there is unbelievable now you pay for your ticket to see the Plateau but you are stopped when you go off the beaten track but for 200 Egypt pound it's a miracle you can go there. When I was there it's 100 for the guard and 100 for his corrupt mate. But then again it does have its advantages when you won't to see something.
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • Sally J
    Martinsburg, WV419 contributions
    I guess no one comes to Egypt and misses seeing the pyramids at Giza.
    A wonderful sight.
    We got there pretty early in the morning, which is probably advisable: it wasn't too hot or too crowded.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Mai K
    1 contribution
    Web visites the place and It has nice and very proud of the history the sitw was clean and we were almost on our own because not Many people go there we recommend the place and especially tongo inside the bent pyramid
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • njoy_travelling
    San Diego, CA71 contributions
    Based in Memphis, this statue of King Ramses is horizontally placed and you can see all the intricate details carved on the face and clothes worn. It's definitely worth visiting this statue while in Cairo.
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • Les De Q
    Utrecht, The Netherlands1,575 contributions
    The valley of the whales reveals a whole unknown side the Egypt. A cost to the history centre and a walk through, is a great way to experience yet another face of Egypt.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Abdulmohsen Al hajri
    Saudi Arabia8 contributions
    It has two parts. The tour by river is amazing and the river area has many birds with good green landscape a palace to relax while on boat; I like it It is amazing . It is also good for kids. The second part which are supposed to be museums are really nothing and wasting time and money, most of them are just photos with some words from Wikipedia.Do not waste your time searching for those many fake museums.
    Written 28 July 2021
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  • PB
    4 contributions
    I've been waiting to visit the Art Centre since the pandemic began and wasn't disappointed. The staff are all informative and kind--and the artists are uninformatively passionate. I was hugely impressed by their dedication to quality and traditional weaving. For instance, all the dyes used in the tapestries and weavings are *grown* and harvested from plants, such as indigo, at the Centre.

    Egypt, unfortunately, is awash with cheap imported crafts. Don't miss your chance to support creative, local artists from Cairo !
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,452 contributions
    It is the smallest of the "family pyramids" and the death of the ruler preceded the completion. It was constructed of limestone and Aswan granite. The interior was not open during our trip.
    in 12th century Saladin's son and the Sultan of Egypt attempted to destroy and demolish the pyramid but it proofed to be impossible. The vertical gash at its northern face is a reminder of the sultan's effort.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Ross H
    Christchurch, UK140 contributions
    visited on a weekday in April, park got busier as the day went on. A few rides not operating, with no infomation if or when they might be available, not all rides operating from opening either. Unfortunately the larger roller coaster wasn't open when we went, but the smaller two were.

    Most of the signs on park are in both English and Arabic, so no problem for us tourists. Most of the staff can speak functional English too.

    Vatious types of entry ticket available from 130LE (£6.50gbp) to 260LE (£13gbp) which includes vouchers for paid for rides.
    The larger rides incur an additional charge of between 30LE (£1.50gbp) and 40LE (£2gbp), with go karts at 50LE (£2.50gbp).

    Compared to europeon parks, theming and operations quite basic.
    We didn't queue for more than 10mins for anything except Horror Citadel.

    The park could do with some major investment, for example the dark ride is rather light as gaps in the external cladding.
    I guess with the economic and general lack of tourism, this would have a bearing on park investment

    Horror Citadel - additional cost of 70LE (£3.50gbp)
    We didn't know what to expect, when we entered the slow moving queue for Horror Citadel, however worth the wait. Even with doing many similar attractions in the UK, this impressed us.

    I'm not going to detail the experience, as always best to experience without knowing. 
    Brief walkthrough into a 4D cimema, which is a great "warm up" to the main walkthrough complete with live actors.... certainly many of the group where petrified so not for the faint hearted.....

    Best atraction on park
    Written 5 April 2019
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  • SReny
    Ireland79 contributions
    I had the privilege of seeing the black desert. It is covered in black rocks said to have been the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago.
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • Basil M
    Houston, TX353 contributions
    When we go to Dandy Mall we like to stay in this café so we had some sandwiches and Deserts also fresh orange juice it was good
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • DEK_29
    Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
    Situated close to the Pyramids of Dahshur the lake is a green oasis. It can be seen from the pyramid themselves and makes a person believe the the stones for the building of the pyramids arrived here on boats when the Nile flowed closer to the area. As we drove past it, we were able to see numerous birds of different species even in winter.
    Written 9 February 2020
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