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Menkaure Pyramid

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Menkaure Pyramid

306 Reviews
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions110 helpful votes
King Menkaure died before the pyramid was finished. You can see around the bottom courses made of red granite facing that weren't smoothed (probably halted in mid-work due to the death of the pharaoh). During my stay in Giza in November and December 2020, we couldn't go inside the Menkaure (Mycerinus) pyramid, because it was closed. The others (Khafre and Khufu) were open for visitors (extra ticket for each). Upon entrance and before you leave the ticket office, check which pyramids are open or not on a big board. Remember that once you're inside you must bring your extra tickets with Remember that you should buy extra tickets to get into the pyramids. CURRENT PRICES (DECEMBER 2020) - Giza Plateau (general admission): EGP 200 - The Great Pyramid (Cheops or Khufu) - interior: EGP 400 - The pyramid of King Khafre - interior: EGP 100 I really enjoyed going inside both of them and I don't regret it. It's a pretty different experience. Questions? Send me a message. I’ll be more than happy to help you to make your trip to Egypt even better!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,739 helpful votes
Menkaure was the son of Khafre and the grandson of Khufu. About 213 ft (65 m) tall, Menkaure’s pyramid is the smallest in the family trio. It was built in the 4th dynasty, sometime around 2510 BC. We got our best views on a sunset ATV tour from the desert side. Good thing, because in the morning it was so hazy, we could barely see Menkaure’s pyramid in the distance.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KGB777 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Singapore, Singapore41,792 contributions2,746 helpful votes
This is the smallest of the 3 great pyramids at Giza and is located just far enough away from the other 2 so that the crowds are usually considerably less. Of course there are still plenty of touts and camel hustlers, but that is to be expected throughout the area. Still a very impressive example of ancient Egyptian architecture.
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Date of experience: November 2019
alice_polonski wrote a review Apr. 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
It was included with my tour with Vantage Travel Egypt and really I enjoyed this tour very much! The tour was private and very interesting! I love Egypt and hope to come back and visit it again in the near future.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
The smallest of the three main Giza pyramids is the Pyramid of Mycerinus (Pyramid of Menkaure), completed at the end of the 26th century BC. Made of unusually large limestone blocks. Height of 62 meters and a base measurement of 108 meters. Definitely a wonder of the world. I am wondered how do the Egyptians build the pyramids 4.5 thousand years ago? Come here as early as possible otherwise it will be really crowded. Camel, chariot, or horseback rides are expensive, so if have time & you are fit, just walk.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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