Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), Giza

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The largest and oldest of the Giza pyramids, this colossal structure stands nearly 500 feet tall.
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MarshalWayne
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
Dec. 2021
This is a must see monument but packed parking, heaving entry queues and a site with cars, camels and calèches all vying for space means you will struggle for the classic photo. You have to go to see this but be prepared.....
Written 15 January 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,242 contributions
Dec. 2021
It is understandably a truly amazing feeling to see the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Imposing, magnificent and truly fantastic structure from four and a half thousands of years ago continues to impress. It is good to see it, touch it, walk around it and for those who are able - also enter it. That requires an additional ticket, well worth its price. Persons suffering from claustrophobia or mobility dysfunctions should not attempt. The burial room is where you can stand up after climbing with bent back along the long corridor with a low ceiling. The treasures are gone but the chamber holds the large open sarcophagus.
Written 7 January 2022
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,202 contributions
Nov. 2021
The biggest pyramid of them all. Well, at least in Egypt. Very impressive to see from the outside. You can enter the inside for an additional fee, but there's not that much to see and it's really humid. But who can see they entered a 4500 year old building?
Written 7 January 2022
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,244 contributions
Dec. 2021
As every monument in the area of Giza is hard to describe the feelings by words. The Great pyramid is ofcourse the top monument of the area. Both inside and outside of it is something magic. Being near and touching this amazing monument is like being on a fairy tale.
Written 28 December 2021
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jnikhilesh
mumbai77 contributions
Dec. 2021
The scale and beauty of the Pyramid is just unbelievable . To construct something so Hugh thousand of years ago . The knowledge of engineering is astonishing
Written 27 December 2021
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njoy_travelling
San Diego, CA71 contributions
Dec. 2021
Should be put back in one of the 7 wonders of the world list. It is worth going all the way to Egypt even if this is the only thing you will see there. Such a structure built 4000-5000 years ago is just mind numbing. We were speechless just looking at the pyramids. This is something not to be missed in one's lifetime.
Start early to avoid the crowds. Avoid going in summer if possible. We went in December and the weather was just great. Buy the extra ticket to go inside the great pyramid and see the king's tomb. It is very hot inside the pyramid (even in Dec). There is a little bit of a climb before you reach the tomb - not for people that are claustrophobic. Take a camel ride around the pyramids. Even that is a great experience. Overall, this was the highlight of our trip to Egypt.
Written 26 December 2021
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jandc8491
Wilmington, DE1,300 contributions
Nov. 2021
This pyramid is awe inspiring all by itself. Be sure to walk around a couple of the sides of the pyramid to gain a better appreciation of the work of the ancient builders. And be sure to go inside the pyramid and ascend to the King's Chamber. I am 6'2" tall and I could walk up the wood ramps at an incline, hold onto the wooden hand rails, and avoid hitting my head. Once you get to the top of the ramps, you are rewarded with a very large room. You could feel the energy in the chamber. I was moved to do a Tai Chi form to flow the energy. Descending, I safely and quickly walked backwards down the ramps, holding onto the hand rails. Visiting the pyramid was a memorable experience.
Written 23 December 2021
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Bill B
Pueblo, CO1,111 contributions
Dec. 2021
We went to Giza twice during our stay in Cairo...early morning and then late afternoon. I would return in the late afternoon if we visited again...less crowded and the sun is not a problem when taking photos of the pyramids. A truly incredible experience.
Written 10 December 2021
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Gordon C
1 contribution
Nov. 2021
Egypt north to south 10 days
I would like to say that Kensington Tours made my Egyptian tour the trip of a lifetime. Destination Expert Ronika Puddoo took my requested attractions and built a wonderful itinerary. Thank you Ronika!!
The Kensington representatives/guides/drivers/vehicles were all very professional and qualified. The guides were extremely knowledgeable in Egyptian history and current events. I enjoyed local culinary delights across Egypt. The enjoyed some of the best hotels in Egypt (Nile Ritz Carlton-Cairo, Sofitel
Old Cataract-Aswan, Sofitel Old Winter Palace-Luxor).
The Old Cataract hotel was outstanding. Palace of the last King of Egypt. Overlooking the Nile river.
I would like to give specific praise to two of my guides.
Ahmed Shihab El Din was my guide in Cairo and his superior knowledge and professionalism made my stay in Cairo a extremely enjoyable experience. It was a pleasure to get to know him!
Magdy Elsagheir was my guide in Aswan and his knowledge of Egyptian history and culture will forever be in my memory. Thank you Magdy!
Even after I had departed for other adventures in Egypt both men constantly kept in touch with me checking on my safety and well being.
Thank you Kensington Tours for giving me the best trip of my life!
Written 6 December 2021
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casperlc33
102 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
I thought maybe after seeing this I might wanted to come again. It is not happening. So much flilt, garbage around and inside the area. Now there is buildings affecting the view of the pyramids. With the new Mjseun being built near the pyramids now it is not the same view.
Written 24 November 2021
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