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General description: Pyramids of GizaThe Pyramids of Giza are among the oldest surviving man made monuments. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, they are the only one still standing today.
You can see them rising out of the desert south of Cairo (the capital of Egypt). Built somewhere between 2620 and 2500 BC they have been there for many many years. The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. The other two are the Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) and the Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinos). Together with the Sphinx and some other smaller pyramids, wherein for example the wives were buried, they live in the Giza Necropolis.
Don’t let the hassle ruin your trip
The Pyramids are visited by millions of tourists every year which means that many people try to make their living here and so that the entire area has become overrun with traders, guides and other sales people. If you strongly but kindly say no then you should be ok.
Seeing the pyramids from inside
The Pyramids are magnificent from the outside but in exchange for an entrance fee tourists can also see the pyramids from the inside. You cannot however wander freely and usually there is just one main passageway which all the tourists get funneled through.
Getting to the Pyramids
Bus: Air-conditioned buses leave every 20 minutes to the Pyramids from the airport and Heliopolis. They stop next to the Egyptian Museum on their way to Giza. Tickets cost 2EGP but prices are subject to change.
Taxi: Yellow Taxis have meters and air conditioning. The black and white Taxis can be found anywhere in Cairo and you will need to haggle for a price. They may also try and take you to many other locations in order to charge you more for the ride. Be very clear that you want to go straight to the destination and will not pay for anything else.
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