Everything About The Pyramid Of Giza
The Pyramid of Giza, constructed between 2589 and 2504 BC, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is definitely one of the known tourist spots all over the world.
The Pyramid of Giza also defines Egypt and is usually the main attraction of Egypt itself, Before the Eiffel Tower was completed, The Great Pyramid was considered to be the tallest structures that was man-made.
There have been a lot of said theories as to why The Great Pyramid was built, however the most common one was that it was originally built as a tomb for King Khufu. It was believed that the manner on how The Great Pyramid was built was through the sand being wet in front of a machine to deal with heavy objects,which then caused The Ancient Egyptians being capable to drag massive stone structures across the dessert.
In getting to The Great Pyramid, a Private group tour is much better in attempting to take a taxi cab on the way there.
After all, it’s the greatest tourist attraction and of course, taxi cabs know this and will use to your advantage to cost you more.
On the same time, taking the day tour is an added advantage only if you’re
staying at a place near the Pyramids.
When you get to the actual Pyramid Of Giza, it’s not usually how you imagined it or how you’ve always seen it in pictures.
It may be similar, however, there are significant differences. Fun fact is, there’s a Pizza Hut located just across the main gate of the Pyramids.
This is just proof that you can’t always trust pictures.
However, it’s not as disappointing as it sounds. This is still one of the most known tourist spots in the world, and you’ve finally seen The Great Pyramid right before your own eyes.
The inside of The Great Pyramid doesn’t contain much. Although that isn’t surprising because The Great Pyramid wasn’t made to contain much. It was made to be a structure of beauty and show people the history and mystery behind it.
A lot of people visit The Great Pyramid for the reason that everyone else is going there, or just to tick off a bucket list of theirs. The Great Pyramid is more than just a pyramid in the dessert.
It’s more than being defined by its surrounding camels and the humidity, only to find absolutely nothing beautiful in it. The truth is, The Pyramid of Giza wouldn’t be known as the last in the Seven Wonders of the World if it didn’t deserve a spot there. It’s not there purely for the physical attributes. It’s their for the rawness of their history, of how it was made, of what made it the way it is. A lot of people don’t appreciate the beauty of it because of their great expectations of this place when they fail to do research before going there.
How much does it cost to visit the Pyramids?
When I visited Pyramids on 31st of August 2018 the ticket was 160 EGP (~$9 / €8) for the site, 360 EGP (~$20,50 / €18) for the Great Pyramid, 100 EGP for the Khafre Pyramid, 50 EGP for Mers Ankh Tomb or 500 EGP (~$28,50 / €25) for the combined ticket.
I only went inside the Great Pyramid, and it was a miserable experience indeed.
The corridor is narrow, the stairs are slippery, the air was stifling, and the place was claustrophobic.
I didn’t enjoy it at all, and at some point, I turned around and went back.
But the whole Pyramids site was a completely different story and worth every penny!
The evening light and sound show costs $15 if you’d like to attend it. You can also combine it with the dinner
Should you visit Pyramids independently or with the tour?
I can’t recommend you one way or another, it depends on you and your preferences. And also on your budget.
I visited the Pyramid with a private tour guide, if your a women traveling alone i reccomended a guide for most of the time twomen have to deal with the constant harassment of local vendors/security/guides/drivers/ you name it who tried to talk me into taking their services, and they did it rather boldly. If you visit the Pyramids with the prebooked guide, you most likely will avoid all these annoyances, and you will be able to learn from the first hand about the site, its history, and impact.
What to wear when visiting Pyramids?
There is no official dress code for visiting the Pyramids but for your own sake wear something comfortable and modest,Be sure to have a bottle of water or two with you too! Better to buy it beforehand, the prices at and near the site and like 10 times higher.
Is visiting Pyramids safe?
Although some tourists do not choose to visit Egypt because they don’t find it safe to travel, the truth is a little bit different. Security is at a high level in this country. Military checkpoints and security are everywhere, so thefts are a rare occurrence.
At the entrance, you go through the security control and then you are free to explore the site.
The whole harassment you get from all the touts is annoying, like insanely irritating, but not dangerous really. I felt safe the entire time I was at the Pyramids.
Where to stay when visiting Pyramids?
I stayed in Near the Pyramids only because Conveniently located – walk to the pyramid complex, but there are numerous accommodation options.
visiting Pyramids was my main reason to visit to Egypt, thats why i chose i what thouth was the best. Hotel are extensive, well-maintained, and the services are fantastic.
Besides, you could be the first one at the site, before the tour buses arrive!
So if you would like to stay near the Pyramids these are the best options for accommodation in Giza, with the spectacular view over Pyramids:
Is it worth to visit the Pyramids?
ABSOLUTE YES AND YES.
Despite all the horror stories and annoyances, I think Pyramids are worth the effort.
For most of the time I felt like slapping all the touts right in their smiling yet mercenary faces, and I will scream next time I hear “camel, madam?” but nevertheless I loved Pyramids, so much more than I expected.
The site is splendid, the Pyramids are mesmerizing, and no picture can do the justice to this site.