- Type: Attractions
- Localyte author: Lyndall El Masry
- The Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops as the Greeks knew him) is at the top of the list for virtually every tourist that comes to Egypt. The last remaining wonder of the ancient world, the pyramid has stood on the Giza plateau for over 45 centuries and still has the power to inspire wonder today. Part of a complex of three major pyramids,a number of smaller pyramids, mastabas and tombs, the great Sphinx, two mortuary temples, the causeway and the Solar Boat Museum, this is the largest of the stone structures on the plateau. For over 3,800 years it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. The one entrance fee of LE60 for adults (at Feb 2009) gets you into the complex but there are additional fees if you want to go inside the pyramids (LE100 for the Great Pyramid) or the Solar Boat Museum. The pyramids area has been notorious for souvenir sellers, unofficial guides and camel and horse owners selling rides. There are plans to revamp the area and exclude these people, however if you go and they are there, be polite but firm if you don't want anything. Be aware the camel owners especially will expect a tip (baksheesh) just for a photo. The Great Pyramid is so massive and absolute, you can understand why it was such a powerful symbol and such an important building through the ages. Be ready to be awestruck!
- The description was provided by Lyndall El Masry
- Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt
- 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
- No Sweat
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