The Mystical and Magical Pyramids of Giza

The only survivor of the Seven Ancient Wonders – The Great Pyramid of Giza stands tall, an epitome of strength this place truly embarks curiosity at its appearance, size and shape. It’s a superb example project planning, construction and organization skills of the Ancient Egyptians. But it is not all!! It is something much more profound. The mystery and a strange unexplained yearning for a past make the Great Pyramid of Giza such a popular tourist destination. A strange sensation will keep you caught hold through the entire trip. It is also known as the famous trio. The one being the Great Pyramis (Khufu) itself and the other two are Khafre and Menkaure.

Pyramids of Giza Egypt

You are not allowed to climb any of the pyramids but inside access is allowed. Claustrophobic, pull your socks and get ready to get some jolts and jitters. Make sure you are in the lucky 300 who get to visit the pyramid otherwise wait for another day for your turn. You will be amazed to know that The Great Pyramid of Chepos, the 137 meters high pyramid is assembled from more than 2 million limestone blocks and is thought to weigh six million tons.

The Pyramid of Khafre retains some parts of the originally polished limestone casing near its pinnacle. The three kings – or pharaohs – of the fourth Dyansty of Ancient Egypt built these marvelous pieces of architecture. Walking past these pyramids, an enduring mystery surrounds the Egyptian Pyramids as to how were they built. They are believed to be the cradle of human civilization and had a long lasting impact on all subsequent developments in the area.

Pyramid of Khafre

The Pyramid houses, the tomb of the rulers who ruled Egypt at that point of time can be seen. The King’s Chamber and the Queen’s chamber are one of the most remarkable sites to be seen. The locals have found ways of earning their livelihood by selling postcards, trinkets and camel rides. Some have also turned up as guides seeing the tourist potential of this mysterious place. You can photograph the beautifully decked up camels and the local dressed in colourful Arab Finery.

Camel rides

Visit the Pyramids during early morning because as the day progresses, the rising temperatures and the hot sun will leave a tan on your skins. Early morning cool breeze of the desert will be an added advantage to your advent.

The nearby areas are also worth visiting. The most alluring is the Great Sphinx, body of lion and face the ancient pharaoh represent a “guarding figure”. It is believed that the Sphinx protected the tomb of Khafre by warding off evil spirits. If the pyramids seemed to be taking a toll, head for some adventure and rides at the sand dunes. The Solar boat museum proudy boasts of preserving the actual, reconstructed Boat –a special part in the funeral ceremonies in Ancient Egypt. One can also enjoy a spectacular evening sound and light show. Do buy a book from the book stalls for the night so that you can understand the narrative.

With plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars, tourists find no problem in visiting the Pyramids time and again and get lost in the mystical and the magical world. You can enjoy some great Egyptian cuisine during your stay here. Cairo is the perfect place for reaching these Pyramids. Cabs keep on plying taking the tourists to Giza  for a lifetime experience.

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  1. This is a great review. I wonder if I should plan my next trip here.

  2. Bob Murphy says:

    A trip to Cairo would be incomplete without a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx…It has lasted through years of wear and tear and a part of its face amiss, the Sphinx is still a SIGHT TO BEHOLD!
    The light and laser show in the evening is again fantastic!It provides complete insight to the pyramids and Sphinx..Head straight to the seating ares in the front and don’t be lured by the workers’ at bars and restaurants who’ll try to take you to their bars/restaurants…You’ll end up missing the AWESOME SHOW!

    The Oberoi Mena House Hotel is at a stone’s throw fromthe pyramids at Giza and Sphinx..It is agreat hotel in a very good setting

  3. Hans Phoenix says:

    It is definitely a WONDER OF THE WORLD…Its AMAZING how such a complex architecture could be built so long before symmetry and mathematics were not popular!!

    However, a lot of garbage seems to be strewn around and the locals accost you claiming to be your guide and just don’t seem to give up..So be careful of that…

    The Laser and light show is really spectacular..!!

  4. Caleb Scott says:

    In one word—the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx are –SPECTACULAR!!

    You can’t have been to Eygpt and have not seen them…The pyramids were the highlight of the trip to Eygpt…

    I agree with the reviewer above that there is garbage strewn all over, BUT still it doesn’t take away anything from the fact that SPHINX is BEAUTIFUL!

  5. Alan O'Reilly says:

    Oh Thanks for the awesome post on the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx…

    I had a great time here a few years back…IT’S BEAUTIFUL!! All those who have seen it will say the same thing over and over again!!

  6. Bella AckerMan says:

    My trip to Egypt was great value money wise and of course the Pyramids are a WONDER! Just be careful of buying stuff from local vendors as they try to sell you all that’s possible..

    At Sphinx,the lion-headed body of King measures about 60 feet high and 220 feet long..The Sphinx is perfectly aligned with Khafre’s Pyramid and almost depicts his face..The Sphinx temple is directly beneath the statue and is off-limits for tourists these days…

    A morning visit should be made if you want to see the Pyramid at peace, because in the afternoon..the Pyramids will be crowded with vendors and scores of tourists..Also you’ll get better lighting for photography in the morning…

  7. Andre Smithson says:

    Great post on the Pyramids of Giza! I really enjoyed reading it!

  8. Evan Thompson says:

    I was PUZZLED by The Great Sphinx!!

    I spent some moments contemplating how such a piece of marvel could be created as old as 2500 B.C. The Sphinx is the largest stone sculpture in the world and the oldest too!!

    When there was no established written content on mathematical symmetry and architecture..

    I visited in the morning where the lighting was fantastic to capture shots on my camera…There were very few tourists around in the early morning,so I benefited highly and could completely maximize my trip’s excitement!

  9. Brian Tsongas says:

    AWESOME post! The Pyramids of Giza are by far the most amazing architectural wonder I’ve ever seen!!

  10. Cathy says:

    Thanks a lot for the information about the Pyramids of Giza! :-)

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