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Giza Plateau, Giza

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Home to some of the most important and iconic structures created by man, Giza Plateau encompasses a barren area of sandy desert with the three Pyramids of Giza, now a World Heritage Site, as well as the enigmatic Great Sphinx sculpture. Take in the scale and historical importance of the main structures, either from the outside or on a tour of one of the pyramids' interiors. The tallest and oldest of the pyramids, the Great Pyramid of Giza, stands as the last intact of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Use our Giza day trip planning app to visit Giza Plateau on your trip to Giza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Monument is amazing and up to standards but the visit is unfortunately ruined due to hasslers and a poor organisation of the site.  more »
  • Standing in front of Cheops for the first time, or entering a pyramid, or have a guide tell you about the history, development, layout of the pyramids is fantastic. If you are moderately interested...  more »
  • The last standing wonder of the world. Need I say more?
  • Can't rate the pyramids of giza & the sphynx highly enough. Visited for the day & would reccomend being on a guided tour so u know what your looking at. Wear comfy flat shoes or trainers are best. Lots of people trying to sell you stuff but I reccomend just not speaking to them or before u know it they will put a scarf on ur head or try giving u a papyrus as a gift but it's all a ruse & will want money. If u ho with a guide they protect you & they knee our guide so pretty much left us alone. Definitely allow at least 2 to 3 hours to have a proper walk around. It will be hot so take bottled water. You can walk around the pyramids & on the pyramids but if u want to go into the pyramid there is an extra charge. We booked this tour from hurghada with ramashka tours, our tour guide was mamma & he was awesome. You can find their tours on trip advisor & I would reccomend booking before u get to Egypt on holiday. You can book tours once there in egypt but can be more expensive & if u don't have a tour guide u will miss out on enjoying this amazing place. The tour guide will also give u so much information it adds so much to the tour. Don't go to Egypt without going here this is my most memorable place I visited on my hols. Standing at the base of the sphynx & looking up with the pyramids in the background was breath taking. I went 6th Nov and temp was around 28 so ideal temperature.

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