The Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza consist of the most amazing and world-renowned features in all of Egypt. The sites you will see in Giza are so revered that that they are downright iconic of Egyptian culture. Giza is not actually a city but the western district of Cairo. Giza has also become increasingly popular as a commercial area, especially along Pyramids Road.
What to See?
What can you expect to see in Giza and on all the best tours of Cairo, Egypt? First and foremost, you have the Egyptian Pyramids. Any guided tours that are worth a penny will tour the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It might surprise you to discover that the Egyptian Pyramids, while still in tact internally and externally, are surrounded by urban development. While visitors may come expecting to find the Pyramids in an isolated desert, what they will actually see is this natural attraction standing adjacent to businesses like McDonalds and Pizza Hut.
What can you expect of luxury tours that visit the Ancient Pyramids? Expect the insides of the Pyramids to be hot, humid and perhaps even a bit scary, especially if you have claustrophobia. Once you’re in though, you will be delighted by the miraculous achievement of these millennium-old creations - all the more impressive considering they were built by human hand.
Pyramids to look for by name include Khufu (at nearly five hundred feet high), Khafre and Menkaure.
Besides the Pyramids, another popular feature on Giza Pyramids tours is the Sphinx and the Temple of the Sphinx. This human headed lion was originally built in honor of the sun god Re-Horakhty. Is your curiosity piqued by the Sphinx’s missing nose? No, the ancient Egyptians didn’t have a sense of humor. What is believed to be the cause of the missing nose is that bored soldiers once used the Sphinx as target practice. (The culprits have been suggested to be anyone from World War I British troops, to Napoleon’s army, to even Turks of the old era)
Can you climb the Pyramids? No, though at once time it was allowed. Unfortunately climbing these amazing structures is no longer allowed, though some claim that guards (in less frequented areas) can be bribed to allow some climbing activity.
Last but not least, expect to be offered a camel ride on these Giza Pyramids tours. We generally do NOT recommend a camel at the Giza Pyramids. If you should choose to go for a ride expect to haggle and expect to be cheated. Before and after the ride... Nevertheless, you have to sample Giza in order to say you have truly seen the grandeur of Ancient Egypt! In other words: Giza Pyramids tours are an absolute must when visiting Cairo.
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